Auckland to Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

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

Coromandel Township: hippy haven

Nearly a century after the goldminers, and decades after the bushmen who extracted kauri from the rainforest blanketing the rugged...

Otago Rail Experience

Rail was once meant to be the backbone of the New Zealand economy.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Situated at the base of the Coromandel Range, the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa...

Arthur’s Pass National Park: over the backbone

Arthur’s Pass National Park lies in the heart of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana.

Up the creek: Upper Hutt

The flats toward the headwaters of the Hutt River (named after the Chairman of the New Zealand Company, Sir William...

Lower Hutt: take me to the river

Lower Hutt: a river runs through it, called – as you’d expect – the Hutt River, although it was known...

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

If you were to assume that Te Ika a Māui – the Great Fish of Māui – was a species...

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

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

Taking our time: cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

At 152km long, the Otago Central Rail Trail – New Zealand’s original Great Ride – sounded appealing but I hoped...

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