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.

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

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

Mercurial Mākara

If you’re looking to swap the comforts of Wellington city for a little slice of outdoor adventure, then pop Mākara...

Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

They just don’t look natural...

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...

Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

All-in-all there are over 60 sites of bygone volcanic activity scattered about the Auckland isthmus.

Lake Waikaremoana: hidden gem

Te Urewera, according to eye-watering local legend, was named to commemorate a nocturnal incident involving the leader of a war...

Abel Tasman National Park: a piece of paradise

When overseas visitors fantasise about a trip to New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park is the kind of place they...

Kahurangi National Park: a treasured possession

Kahurangi is New Zealand’s second largest national park – but it needs to be big to squeeze in the famous...

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