There is near-optically pure water at the sacred ‘Place of the Dancing Sands', the largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . .
The sand is a colour you simply have never seen before. The water is so blue it doesn’t actually look real. Read the story . . .
Travel along the longest natural sandbar in the world, a sanctuary to over 90 bird species, including bar-tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones. Read the story . . .
Westhaven is the first estuary in New Zealand to be protected by a combination of marine and wildlife reserve. The landscape is a rare combination of lush coastal forest and tidal channels. Read the story . . .