The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf have been home to humans for up to a thousand years,...

Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

There’s a lot to be said for sticking to State Highway 2 when travelling down the east coast of the...

Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

They just don’t look natural...

Hokianga: harbouring history

From the look and feel of the Hokianga today, it’s hard to believe it used to be one of the...

Mount Taranaki: picture-perfect peak

You want a nice, classically shaped volcano? Well, look no further.

Ōrakei Kōrako: thermal wonderland

There are still reminders scattered about the Taupō district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It's well worth the sweat...

The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Kiwi poet John Newton once wrote that mountains are 'a story you tell about yourself, a story you are journeying...

Auckland’s West Coast: rugged beauty

Say what you like about Auckland city and its residents, you’ve got to admit that both are blessed with the...

Stewart Island Rakiura: the other (third) island

It was a slate grey day in Bluff.

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