Tolaga Bay, Eastland. © Max Lawton
Bay Of Plenty
Tararua / Manawatū / Rangitīkei
Take a road trip down the South Island's West Coast where you'll find natural hot pools, gold mining heritage and some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. Read the story . . .
From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to get it on a good day). Read the story . . .
Extending 35km east in a sweeping arc east from the northernmost extremity of the South Island, Farewell Spit is the longest natural sandbar in the world. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in Hastings. Read the story . . .
A faded brown road sign stands just along from Queenstown’s Remarkables ski fields. It’s no-nonsense and to the point: ‘Southern Scenic Route starts here. Follow symbol.’ Read the story . . .
Drop into Hot Water Beach, a few kilometres down the coast from Whitianga and remember to take a spade: the bucket is optional, but a garden spade or contractor’s shovel is not. Read the story . . .
Get up close to hissing fumaroles, sizzling sulphur and steaming craters on a visit to Whakaari White Island. Read the story . . .
Whakaari White Island is our most active volcano. © Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Natural attractions > Food and drink > Family fun
Do what the locals do in Clutha. Read the story . . .
Road trips > Natural attractions > Heritage and history > Events and festivals
Do what the locals do in Taranaki. Read the story . . .
Activities > Natural attractions > Food and drink > Retail
Do what the locals do in Lyttelton. Read the story . . .