The rain had settled in. Mist crept over the brows of hills, brooding and moody.
Cycling in Hokianga. © Alistair Guthrie
Bay Of Plenty Region
Hawke's Bay Region
Lake Taupō Region
Tararua / Manawatū / Rangitīkei Region
Pacific Coast Highway
Thermal Explorer Highway
Twin Coast Discovery Highway
Relax in an attractive garden setting on the banks of the Whanganui River where you can watch the historic paddle steamer Waimarie sail the lower reaches. . . . More . . .
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 . . .
Mediterranean-style ASURE Alfresco Motor Lodge has 14 ground-floor modern units, architecturally designed and presented for your comfort during your Gisborne experience. . . . More . . .
Things to do
Enjoy a magical cacophony of native birdsong on these short walks, as well as stunning views of the surrounding islands. Read the story . . .
The Kauri Museum is New Zealand's best kept secret that has an element of surprise, located just 90 minutes north of Auckland. . . . More . . .
Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the ﬁfth-best holiday destination in the world. Read the story . . .
Walk off your deck across tree-shaded lawn and down a dozen steps onto the beach. Situated at the beautiful Whangaumu Bay on the picturesque Tutukaka Coast. . . . More . . .
The Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve protects a variety of coastal habitats, including sandy beaches, rocky reefs, estuarine mudflats and mangroves. Read the story . . .
Halfway between Wellington and Auckland, 14 fully air conditioned ground floor units allows travelers to enjoy all that you would expect in a motel. . . . More . . .
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 . . .
Where the journey becomes a destination. Interislander travels between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises . . . More . . .
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 . . .
Located in central CBD and adjacent to Basin Reserve, easy walk (500m) to Courtenay Place, restaurants, theatres and hospitals. 19 self-contained ground-floor and first-floor studio . . . More . . .
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 . . .
Closest motel to the beach. Excellent location. Across the road from the beach & 5min easy walk to village shops & cafes. . . . More . . .
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 . . .