Tāne Mahuta: lord of the forest

Really? All this fuss about a kauri tree?

Mauao Mount Maunganui: the view worth the climb

Those enthusiastic travelling types (of which you are clearly one!) always say that the view is worth the climb, but...

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The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

While we love to celebrate our amazing native trees in Aotearoa – been to see Tāne Mahuta, the massive kauri...

Climb Rangitoto: Auckland's most iconic volcano

Auckland is a city built on volcanoes. Don’t panic or worry, that’s just how it is.

Te Henga Walkway: a wild and wonderful west coast walk

You ask an ex-pat Aucklander what they most miss about their beloved city and you can guarantee that in their...

Spas and relaxation: natural hot springs in Rotorua

A geothermal body wrap? Right this way, ma’am.

Pūkaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre: all that’s great and native in the avian category

Right regular Kiwi bloke’s name, Bruce, and this amazing wildlife centre is filled with the most Kiwi of creatures, especially...

Queen Charlotte Track: camp, bike, walk... if you can tear your eyes away from the views

This is becoming a hugely popular walkway, so you’ll need to watch for and be nice to the other folk.

Ōkārito Lagoon: wonderful wetland wilderness

Welcome to New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland, a natural home for waterbirds galore, who make more than a meal of...

Hanmer Springs: soothe the soul at New Zealand's alpine sanctuary

The country’s very own alpine sanctuary, more Swiss Alps than Southern Alps, Hanmer Springs vies in a very beautiful country...

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