Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It's well worth the sweat...

Punakāiki Pancake Rocks: geological marvel

Funny that Māori should have had a word that sounded so much like the English word for ‘pancakes’.

Punakāiki Marine Reserve

Punakāiki Marine Reserve surrounds the pancake rocks and blowholes at Dolomite Point, one of the most distinctive landscapes of the...

Paparoa National Park: there she blows

Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline are all packed into...

Waitomo Caves: one of the wonders of the world

It’s not everyone’s idea of fun, grovelling about in the cold mud in holes in the rock with mere inches...

Moeraki Boulders Walk

Take a walk to the Moeraki Boulders – geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 13...

Waitaki: a river of time

Deep within the rolling green hills of the Waitaki district, there is a place called 'The Valley of the Whales'.

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Centuries ago this alpine pass was traversed by Māori in search of pounamu and moa.

Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

They just don’t look natural...

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