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Wharariki Beach, Tasman. © Nelson Tasman Tourism.

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Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe and Tongariro: live the high life this winter

The drive around Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe is spectacular in winter, but those who content themselves solely with the view from the window are missing out. Read the story . . . 

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Rotorua: hot pools

From fumaroles and mini geysers to steaming stormwater drains, Rotorua has hot water and boiling bogs to burn.  Read the story . . . 

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Four fun things to do in Feilding

Crowned New Zealand's most beautiful town not just once, but 16 times, Feilding is definitely a pretty place to visit. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Matheson Walk

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk, one of the most popular on the West Coast. Read the story . . . 

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Full spectrum: from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

From lakes, through ancient forests and mountain passes, past waterfalls and rushing blue rivers, to the sea – this journey pays homage to our land’s extraordinary geography and wild beauty. Read the story . . . 

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Consistently enjoying the highest number of sunshine hours in the country, the rays beam down on a region producing an enormous variety of food and drink. Read the story . . . 

Two banana kayaks enjoying the sunny beach paradise. © jfoltyn 

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Five great days out in Auckland with the kids

Five ideas for family adventures in Auckland.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in the Bay of Plenty

If you're out and about in the Bay of Plenty with kids, we've ideas for five full days of family fun.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

Five ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.  Read the story . . . 

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Southern stars: see the rare but spectacular Aurora Australis

See the rare but spectacular Aurora Australis from the 4300-square kilometre UNESCO Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Read the story . . . 

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

Witness 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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Te Anau to Milford Sound Piopiotahi Highway: the journey into the heart of Fiordland.

If you want to take in Fiordland’s wilderness, vastness and beauty without being drenched in that seemingly perpetual rain, take the Piopiotahi Highway. Read the story . . . 

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Hamilton Gardens: beautifully curated spaces inspired by the world

Savour native woodland and gardens of the world beyond through beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia. Read the story . . .