Waiheke Island: a self-contained bubble of pure pleasure

The way you get to a place can almost be as much fun as what you do when you get there.

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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Matakana Coast: markets, beaches and vineyards

Matakana has gone crazy in the last decade or so: leaps and bounds barely describes it.

New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway

You get the impression that a city forward-thinking enough to open an art-space as epic as the Len Lye Centre...

Ōhope Beach: for any beach-related activity you can think of

Cruise a little further along the coast from the very pleasant town that is Whakatāne, and you’ll hit Ōhope Beach.

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...

Surfing in Raglan: surfing mecca

Hang ten, ride the green tunnel, it’s always tubing off the point at Raglan...

Cape Kidnappers’ Gannet Colony: the exhilarating sight of 20,000 gannets

Some things harness and then reflect significant power over the visitor because of their singular majesty: mountains, iconic buildings, Tāne Mahuta.

Cape Palliser: the wild southern tip of the North Island

This is a freaky part of the world, a wild, windblown promontory that is the southernmost tip of the North Island.

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the...

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