Loved by the locals: Far North

Grab your surf- or sand-board and head for Ahipara, at the base of Ninety Mile Beach.


Visit the top of the top at Cape Rēinga. © Northland Inc

From exploring our cities to outdoor adventures; our top picks for family fun, insights from local insiders or the best places to eat and drink – you'll find it all on the road. 

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Loved by the locals: Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is big on big views but my favourite is looking east across the inner bay from...

Loved by the locals: Buller

Driving over the Radiant Range and down towards Little Wanganui River is to go even further back in time from...

Loved by the locals: Westland

Drive 15min south of Hokitika to reach this unique experience.

Loved by the locals: Invercargill

Handily situated in the heart of the city, Queens Park is considered a New Zealand Garden of National Significance.

Loved by the locals: Christchurch

My favourite Gap Filler, the Dance-O-Mat, is a coin-operated dance floor.

Loved by the locals: Western Bay of Plenty

If you like an easy walk that offers amazing views of Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty, I recommend...

Loved by the locals: Hokianga

Explore the ancient natural rock formations of the Wairere Boulders, inland from Hōreke.

Loved by the locals: Rodney

Just north of Kaukapakapa, turn off State Highway 16 and visit the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens.

Loved by the locals: Central West Coast

This old miners' track crosses the southern Paparoa Range between Barrytown, north of Greymouth, and Blackball in the Grey Valley.


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