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Huka Falls: New Zealand’s most visited – and photographed – natural attraction

Enjoy the magnificence of thousands of litres of water squeezing and surging through a 15-metre rocky gorge into heart-stirring rapids and a waterfall you'll be hard pressed not to photograph. Read the story . . . 

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Waiheke Island: a self-contained bubble of pure pleasure

Feel a world away, retreat into lazy days and drift from vineyard, olive grove to beach on Waiheke. Read the story . . . 

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Tane Mahuta: lord of the forest

Stand at the feet of a giant, Lord of the Forest, in Waipoua Forest. Read the story . . . 

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum of Waitangi

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

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: the view worth the climb

Savour the view from the summit or revel in the glorious rocky shore and beaches around the base track of this sacred maunga and dormant volcano. Read the story . . . 

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The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

Breathe in the fresh woody air of Whakarewarewa Forest as you explore the biking, walking or horse-riding trails or traverse the canopy of these mighty Californian coastal redwood trees. Read the story . . . 

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Climb Rangitoto: Auckland's most iconic volcano

Summit the city's most iconic volcano, as well as its youngest and largest. Read the story . . . 

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Chateau Tongariro: style and grandeur at the foot of Ruapehu

Tip your hat to architect Herbert Hall of Timaru who harnessed the iconic, neo-Georgian style and grandeur of European mountain  and Canadian lakeside chateaus and delivered the goods in full to the foot of Ruapehu. Read the story . . . 

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Hawke’s Bay Wine Trails

You’ll be hard pressed, to slip in a viticultural pun, to find a vineyard that is anything other than an aesthetic delight. They just don’t make ugly wineries! Read the story . . . 

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Matakana Coast: markets, beaches and vineyards

Get away from it all and immerse yourself in a heady mix of arts, artisanal markets, boutique vineyards, olive groves, beautiful beaches and endless rolling hills. Read the story . . . 

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Forgotten World Highway: a rugged, beautiful drive from Taumaranui to Stratford

Drive this remote 150-kilometre highway and pass over four mountain saddles, through a mysterious one-lane tunnel and along a meandering river gorge. Read the story . . . 

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Hot Water Beach: BYO spade

Dig, create your own hot pool, jump in, chill out, repeat . . . Read the story . . . 

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New Chums Beach: idyllic sandy seclusion

Walk through native nikau and pohutukawa to idyllic, sandy seclusion.  Read the story . . . 

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Len Lye Centre: a remarkable building for a remarkable artist

Celebrate Modernist filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet Len Lye in this striking single-artist gallery, finalist in the World Architecture Festival Awards, and central to New Plymouth's art and cultural precinct. Read the story . . . 

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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 would have other smart sites for its residents and visitors, . . . Read the story . . . 

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