Northland road trip: birds, bikes and bush

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


Cycling in Hokianga. © Alistair Guthrie

Skydive Taupo Visit website

Skydive from as high as 15,000 ft with 60 seconds of freefall at 200kph. At Skydive Taupo we focus on customer satisfaction and safety in . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Travelling the less-sandy side of the Coromandel Peninsula with no plans and a child on board. What could possibly go wrong?  Read the story . . . 

Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

It's time to pause and play! Ohakune is a perfect base from which to discover the Central North Island, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. . . . More . . . 

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Tiritiri Matangi Island short walks

Enjoy a magical cacophony of native birdsong on these short walks, as well as stunning views of the surrounding islands. Read the story . . . 

Experience Comvita Visit website

Experience Comvita; A unique NZ story. Share Nature - Share Life. Comvita is a NZ based global natural health company committed to the development of . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Waiheke Island: a sense of freedom

Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the fifth-best holiday destination in the world.  Read the story . . . 

3.5 /5
From $95
3.5 /5
Copthorne Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders. Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua, gives you . . . More . . . 

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Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve

The Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve protects a variety of coastal habitats, including sandy beaches, rocky reefs, estuarine mudflats and mangroves. Read the story . . . 

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Hotel Coachman Visit website

Hotel Coachman is nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, and is just 5 minutes from the CBD, or 10 minutes from the airport. . . . More . . . 

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Motu Manawa-Pollen Island Marine Reserve

The Motu Manawa–Pollen Island Marine Reserve, adjacent to Auckland's Northwestern motorway protects 500ha of the inner reaches of the Waitemata Harbour.  Read the story . . . 

4.4 /5
From $115
Ocean Motel Visit website

Ocean Motel is located on the Kapiti Coast, the closest motel to the Paraparaumu Airport and only 45 minutes from Wellington's CBD, Te Papa, Westpac . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf and its more than 50 islands have been home to humans for a thousand years... Read the story . . . 

From $85
Twin Rivers Motel Visit website

If you're looking for a perfect home base for exploring all the treasures in the Snowy region then we have the perfect place for you... . . . More . . . 

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Rodney: twin coasts

This is a land of two coasts: the white-sand beaches opening onto the benign waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the black sand shores of the west coast. Read the story . . . 

Raumati Sands Resort & Conference Centre Visit website

Modern beach-side accommodation on the Kapiti Coast... Whether you are on a family holiday, staying for a relaxing, romantic getaway or staying for business we . . . More . . . 

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Auckland's North Shore: the ‘other side’

Even though the North Shore is well-settled, it still has its wild places: pockets of bush persist within the suburbs and its string of safe beaches are never overly crowded. Read the story . . . 

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