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Cape Rēinga is a pretty good place to start... © Steven Biak Ling

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Heritage and history

Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.  Read the story . . . 

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Tasman: a taste of everything

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 . . . 

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Lake Taupō: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about Lake Taupō in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches...

With no less than 12km of white sandy beach reaching from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and a wide coastline that stretches for 125km, it sure is hard to beat. Read the story . . . 

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Mitre Peak and Milford Sound: seeing is believing

The ineffable scale and grandeur of this landscape has to be experienced to be believed. Read the story . . . 

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Coromandel Township: hippy haven

Perhaps it’s the stillness of the rainforest, the misty vistas of mountain, headland and sea that called the souls of the commune-founders hither. Read the story . . . 

A historic lighthouse on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the wild Pacific Ocean: it doesn’t get much more iconic than Nugget Point. Read the story . . . 

Visit Nugget Point for wildlife and the views. © Blacklabel Photography

Natural attractions > Great walks

Loved by the locals: Buller

Do what the locals do in Buller.  Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: East Waikato

Do what the locals do in East Waikato. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Waitaki

Do what the locals do in Waitaki. Read the story . . . 

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