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
A unique camping ground in the beautiful Bay of Plenty on both ocean and harbour beaches. Spend your days lazing on the magnificent beach, or . . . 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 . . .
Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka is ideally situated for access to the famous Poor Knights Islands where you can experience one of the top dive locations . . . 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 . . .
On State Highway 1 south of Bulls, adjacent to the Rangitikei River, situated in rural garden setting. Excellent trout fishing and river walks. . . . More . . .
Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the ﬁfth-best holiday destination in the world. Read the story . . .
Celtic Motel - Foxton's Quietest Accommodation Nestled amongst rural landscapes in the sunny Horowhenua township of Foxton, Celtic Motel is where comfort and friendly hospitality . . . 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 . . .
Beachaven is a safe, friendly holiday park set on 4 acres of land offering a wide range of accommodation. We've got plenty of space for . . . 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 . . .
Spectacular Doubtless Bay. Unique 4.5-star camping ground close to safe sandy beach. 18km from SH10. Half hour drive from Mangonui. Family park with excellent kitchen . . . 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 . . .
The WETA CAVE WORKSHOP TOUR is a movie based visitor experience in the heart of Miramar, Wellington. A 45 minute guided tour starts and finishes . . . 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 . . .
Carterton - the garden village, central to all Wairarapa attractions. You'll be hard pressed to find a quieter, prettier and more modern motor camp than ours. . . . 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 . . .