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Hooker Valley Track, Mount Cook National Park. © Roell de Ram

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Great Escapes: five beaches to visit before the end of summer

We’ve rounded up our pick of New Zealand’s Must-Do beaches so you can make the most of the last days of summer.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve: enchanting rocky gorge

Explore this enchanted, rocky gorge, an easy drive between Blenheim and Nelson, with its crystal clear river and towering, ancient forests.  Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Find zen at Zealong Tea Estate

Slow down and enjoy the ancient rituals of a tea ceremony at Zealong Tea Estate in Waikato.  Read the story . . . 

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Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

Glenorchy is a picturesque spot, backed by the craggy, snow-capped grandeur that is the interior of the Mount Aspiring National Park. And there’s fun to be had in the area. Lots of it. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Five fun things to do in Taranaki

With the iconic Mount Taranaki rising like Olympus in the centre of this culturally rich and diverse region, there’s plenty to do for adventure seekers through to art lovers. Read the story . . . 

On a tour with Martinborough Wine Walks, not only can you sample some of the region’s signature wines, you’ll get an intimate understanding of the local industry – from terroir to tasting insights and the chance to meet winemakers, all on a gentle ramble through beautiful vineyards.  Read the story . . . 

Take a leisurely stroll through vineyards on an informative Wine Walk. © Jeff McEwan

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Lake Waikaremoana: a Great Walk

Lake Waikaremoana is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, set in the heart of Te Urewera, the largest area of untouched bush in the North Island.  Read the story . . . 

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Get a real sense of scale at Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

Even visiting the vast swathes of ice that make up Franz and Fox Glaciers in peak summer, you’ll need your puffer jacket.  Read the story . . . 

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Ride the remarkable Remutaka Cycle Trail

Beginning at Petone at the head of Wellington Harbour, the Remutaka Cycle Trail encompasses all the best bits of the Wellington and Wairarapa landscapes.  Read the story . . . 

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