Heritage and history in New Zealand
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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 . . .
Originally established by a small group of passionate aviation enthusiasts, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim has grown to become a site of national significance. Read the story . . .
A historic lighthouse on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the wild Pacific Ocean: it doesn’t get much more iconic than Nugget Point. Read the story . . .
One of the easiest Great Rides, the Hauraki Rail Trail, is a gentle cycle through New Zealand’s gold mining history. Read the story . . .
Set on the outskirts of the Marlborough Sounds, Ship Cove Meretoto was a favourite anchorage of Captain James Cook and remains popular with boaties today. Read the story . . .
Set on suburban Bluff Hill, Napier Prison housed dangerous and violent criminals for more than 150 years. Read the story . . .
It’s rugged, rural and remote, but despite its name, you’ll definitely remember the Forgotten World Highway. Read the story . . .
Take an easy ride along a historic road that winds through native forest in Ruapehu. Read the story . . .