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...

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.

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...

Kāpiti Island Nature Reserve: an accessible island sanctuary

‘We’ll pitch our tent/on Kāpiti Rock,’ sang one of this country’s finest singing sons, mariner and musician Andrew Fagan.

Zealandia: the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary

Zealandia, formerly known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, packs an awful lot into a relatively small (less than 2.6 square...

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve: enchanting rocky gorge

Not wanting to reduce this delightful little spot to its presence on the big screen, but the Pelorus Bridge, already...

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The Lake Matheson walk: a photographer's dream

Just a 5km drive west of Fox Glacier – look, you’re in the neighbourhood, you may as well – is...

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...

Stewart Island Rakiura: a world away

New Zealand’s third largest island, Stewart Island is a unique, curious place that is well worth a visit.

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