Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum of Waitangi

If you’re a grown-up Kiwi and you haven’t been here yet: shame, bro!

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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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...

Driving Creek Railway: a unique railway experience

Trains are fun, right, a major thrill for young and old.

Karangahake Gorge: walk or ride a stunning trail

Not to be confused with Auckland’s famous Karangahape Road, a slip of the ‘k’ and the ‘p’ the difference between...

Skydive over Taupō: the skydiving capital of the world

In our experience, people have one of two reactions to terms like ‘drop zone’ and ‘controlled canopy landing’: abject fear...

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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.

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve: the views, the views, the views

What a stretch of coast! It looks like it should be wild and woolly – and it can be in...

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.

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