Loved by the locals: Westland

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


Sunset on the oceanfront at Ōkārito © mkoenen79

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: 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.

Loved by the locals: Dunedin

This is one of the best little local museums you could hope to find – richly packed with artefacts from...

Loved by the locals: Otago Peninsula

This stunning wild beach at the northern end of the Otago Peninsula is accessed by the road that winds around...

Loved by the locals: Waitaki

Fleurs is a much-loved restaurant on Moeraki’s sparkling waterfront, established by local folk hero Fleur Sullivan.


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