Auckland to Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Road trips are not often leisurely or spontaneous when you have kids on board.

Waiheke Island: a sense of freedom

Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the fifth-best holiday destination in the world.

Hokianga: harbouring history

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

Devonport and North Head: Victorian village meets mysterious fort

The local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, were the first to scope Takapuna, Takarunga and Takaroro – the three volcanic cones at...

Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names.

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings

By the standards of contemporary architecture, you might think Parliament Buildings are pretty fancy.

Whakarewarewa Valley

When you consider how hard it must have been to make the transition from their tropical homeland to the decidedly...

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape.

Hundertwasser Toilets: the loo that made headlines

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Austria and already had an international reputation as an artist when he first visited New...

South Waikato: bliss in the farmlands

Oxford was the name first given to the small South Waikato town of Tīrau, a place that peeps out from...

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