Cape Kidnappers: majestic gannets and more

Captain Cook had plenty to say in his log about the southern headland of Hawke’s Bay.

Hawke's Bay: cycle trail tales

Though a multi-day cycling tour has its perils (bike shorts are highly recommended), what it offers in return is a...

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

The broad area around Tongariro National Park must have been a majestic place when Māori enjoyed undisturbed possession.

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

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

Adventure time: hitting the slopes in Wānaka

I’m sliding into a blank white abyss and I can’t see a thing. Snowflakes stick to my face.

Full spectrum: from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

We begin in high country station territory: Hunter Valley, Dingleburn, Lake Hāwea Station, each with thousands of hectares of pasture...

Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely New Zealand term and one fitting the...

Rotorua: hot mud, cool lakes

Rotorua announces itself to the nose at quite a distance.

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