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Meet the exotic residents of Katikati Bird Gardens

On the edge of Tauranga Harbour you can wander through beautiful gardens with exotic birds for company.  Read the story . . . 

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Climb the soaring sand dunes at Lake Wainamu

Hidden behind the towering black sand dunes near Auckland’s Te Henga / Bethells Beach is a freshwater lake, ideal for safe summer swimming.  Read the story . . . 

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Spend the day at one of Auckland's beautiful regional parks

From ancient lava flows to tidal estuaries and pōhutukawa-fringed coastlines, there are many landscapes to explore in the 27 regional parks around Auckland.  Read the story . . . 

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Go underground with glowworms in Te Anau

Take a scenic cruise on Fiordland’s Lake Te Anau to discover an underground wonderland. Read the story . . . 

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Find a fantastical world of foliage in Hamilton

At Hamilton Gardens you can have a real-life Alice in Wonderland experience.  Read the story . . . 

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Ten great places to explore in Wellington

From hilltop vistas to intriguing islands, urban laneways, a fascinating planetarium and a truly artistic drinking fountain – there is so much to discover in and around Wellington City. Read the story . . . 

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Five picks for a weekend in Queenstown

In winter it’s all about the snow but this beautiful town, nestled between mountain ranges on the edge of a stunning lake, buzzes with energy all year.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Coromandel

Goldmining history and small gauge railways, DIY spas, skateparks, cycle trails, petting zoos and friendly free-roaming pigs – there are so many options for family fun on the Coromandel.  Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors: Eight places to escape to nature this spring

The beauty of travelling in New Zealand is that you don’t have to head far to find yourself in splendid isolation. From windswept beaches to stunning cycle trails, we’ve picked eight spots around the country where you can escape to nature this spring.  Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in Taranaki

With the iconic Mount Taranaki rising like Olympus in the centre of this culturally rich and diverse region, there’s plenty to do for adventure seekers through to art lovers. Read the story . . . 

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12 unusual things to do in Taupō

Whether you’re looking for an adventure or want to take things at a more leisurely pace, we’ve picked 12 unusual activities and attractions in Taupō that may not be the things you already know and love.  Read the story . . . 

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Nine fresh adventures for the New Year

With each New Year comes the chance to do things differently. Start with your summer adventures and explore some of these unique and lesser-known gems around New Zealand.  Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in Rotorua

Famous for Māori culture, bubbling mud and adventure, there’s plenty of other enjoyment to be had in Rotorua, too. Here are five ways to have a ton of fun in the geothermal capital of New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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14 ideas for summer exploring in the Bay of Plenty

From Waihī Beach to Ōpōtiki, there’s plenty to do, see and delve into in the Bay of Plenty. Here’s our pick of 14 places and activities to enjoy on a summer’s day in the Bay.   Read the story . . . 

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Waipōua Forest

There are just glimpses left of what New Zealand would have looked like before the coming of the axe and the crosscut-saw. But you can get a sense of it in the Waipōua Forest. Read the story . . . 

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12 ideas to kickstart your summer travel plans

Summer is just around the corner! We’ve picked out a dozen fresh ideas for things to see and do around New Zealand to inspire your next getaway. Read the story . . . 

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