Loved by the locals: North Shore

Before the Harbour Bridge was opened, the North Shore was a retreat for artistic types, and many well-known plays, short...

Loved by the locals: Matakana

I think Scandrett is the most beautiful and special of all Auckland’s regional parks – but I admit I’m biased.

Loved by the locals: Waiheke Island

Whakanewha Regional Park in Rocky Bay, aka Ōmiha, provides a respite from busy tour buses and summer heat.

Five picks for a weekend in Takapuna

A short drive across Auckland’s harbour bridge leads to an iconic beach, great cafés and, in summer, water-based activities in...

Get outdoors: five cute campgrounds on the Kaipara

With 800 kilometres of convoluted coastline, the Kaipara Harbour is the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.

Get outdoors: Christchurch beaches

Christchurch doesn’t really identify itself as a beachy-city, but when the hot Canterbury sun comes out, Christchurch has easy access...

Seven sweet cycling spots for summer

Whether you’re tackling a Great Ride, exploring city streets or hitting some of New Zealand's best mountain bike trails, summer...

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