Northland road trip: birds, bikes and bush

The rain had settled in. Mist crept over the brows of hills, brooding and moody.


Hokianga. © NorthlandNZ

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Activities

Five picks for a weekend in Wellington

Wellington city, with its mix of art, culture, entertainment and thriving gastronomic scene is a great spot for a weekend escape.  Read the story . . . 

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Five free things to do in Rotorua

The North Island's geothermal hotspot is renowned for its adventure activities and tourist attractions. But Rotorua also has plenty of fabulous things to do for free. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Indulge: food and drink in Waikato

From fried chicken to retro cafés, handy road trip pitstops, secret cocktail bars or fish and chips with sea views, the Waikato region has many great options for eating out.  Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Urban explorer: Britomart

Not every city can pull off creating a new, genuinely interesting neighbourhood. But Auckland has and it’s called Britomart.  Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

All-in-all there are over 60 sites of bygone volcanic activity scattered about the Auckland isthmus. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Get outdoors: 14 must-do short walks

New Zealand is blessed with so many beautiful and varied landscapes. Often the best way to discover them is on foot.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Loved by the locals: Taupō

From Māori rock carvings to hidden hot springs, boutique shopping, MTB trails or taking the plunge in the lake, locals know the best things to do in Taupō. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Northland

With iconic native forest, cultural heritage and a bounty of beaches to explore, Northland offers a myriad of options for kid-friendly fun.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Waikato

If you’re looking to get the family out for some fresh air or indulge in a sweet treat, these Waikato activities are worth exploring. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Forgotten World Highway: a rugged, beautiful drive

Drive this remote 150-kilometre highway and pass over four mountain saddles, through a mysterious one-lane tunnel and along a meandering river gorge. Read the story . . . 

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Hawke's Bay: cycle trail tales

Though a multi-day cycling tour has its perils (bike shorts are highly recommended), what it offers in return is a chance to see a popular destination at a more human pace than cars allow. Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Whanganui City: architectural heritage and style

Whanganui is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. With an eclectic mix of heritage architecture ranging from the early 19th Century through to Art Deco, Whanganui’s main street makes for a scenic setting for an easy stroll to discover the city's roots.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Adventure time: Rotorua rafting

White water rafting on Rotorua's Kaituna River is wet, wild... and wonderful.  Read the story . . . 

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Events and festivals

Meet the Legends of Bathurst

In January, Hampton Downs will celebrate all things Bathurst. Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Celebrate aviation history at Wings over Wairarapa

Wings over Wairarapa really does live up to its acronym. With stellar aircraft displays set against stunning scenery, you can’t help but say WOW.  Read the story . . . 

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