Chateau Tongariro: style and grandeur at the foot of Ruapehu

You can sense it, really, the pressing of history, as you enjoy a hot beverage by the roaring open fire.

Kororipo Heritage Park: embrace nineteenth-century Aotearoa

The tagline for this park is: ‘Be embraced by history.' History can be a cold cuddle for some, but this...

Te Papa Tongarewa: Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa: its location alone is a treasure.

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings: the heart of Aotearoa's government

The good thing about the Beehive is as soon as you see it, you know what it is.

Denniston: a real ghost-town experience

A lot of folk hit Westport and then head south, where the dramatic destinations await: glaciers, mountains, that service station...

Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw

This, the last remaining coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere, was launched the same year as the Titanic.

Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

This is a drive of unparalleled beauty, an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands, cool and canopied, and wild southern...

Ōamaru’s Victorian Precinct: the capital of all things steampunk

Slightly eccentric, Ōamaru, one of those not-as-it-first-seems places.

Olveston House: how the other half lived

Designed by a London architect and built in 1904 – well, this was really something.

Bay of Islands: history, scenery and marine life

‘Ka pai’ is Māori for damn good/mighty fine/pretty cool.

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