Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum of Waitangi

If you’re a grown-up Kiwi and you haven’t been here yet, you really must go.

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...

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...

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...

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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