Discover our Kiwi Gems!
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 . . .
One of the world’s most successful conservation projects can be found just off the coast of Auckland’s Whangapāraoa Peninsula. Read the story . . .
A short walk from The Coromandel’s inland 309 Road will take you to a majestic grove of kauri trees and the nearby Waiau Falls are a popular summer swimming spot. Read the story . . .
At Driving Creek on The Coromandel Peninsula, you can choose between chugging through native forest on New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway or zooming above it via zipline. Read the story . . .
Bay of Plenty Region
On the edge of Tauranga Harbour you can wander through beautiful gardens with exotic birds for company. Read the story . . .
Wild, untamed and precious, the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park deep in the Bay of Plenty is a rugged jewel of the North Island. Read the story . . .
Celebrating the history of aviation in New Zealand, Classic Flyers Museum in Mount Maunganui showcases heritage aircraft, both on the ground and in the skies. Read the story . . .
In the heart of the Waitomo District, you’ll find Marokopa Falls – one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand. Read the story . . .
Lake Taupō Region
Manawatū and Rangitīkei Regions
He Ara Kotahi means ‘the path that brings people together’ which is a fitting name for Palmerston North’s newest walkway. Read the story . . .
Bustling, noisy, smelly and fascinating, the Feilding Sale Yards provide a dynamic insight into the workings of New Zealand’s farming industry. Read the story . . .
Tongapōrutu Beach in northern Taranaki is one of New Zealand’s most rapidly evolving pieces of coastline. Read the story . . .
Just outside Gisborne you can cruise along a coastal railway line – by bike. Read the story . . .
Hawke's Bay Region
Find Hawke’s Bay’s highest waterfall, rare birdlife and intriguing geology at the ‘mainland island’ of Boundary Stream. Read the story . . .
Take a short, family-friendly walk on the Deliverance Cove Track to discover some of the most interesting coastline in the Wairarapa region. Read the story . . .
Wellington’s Turakirae Head at the southern end of the Remutaka Range is a unique habitat for native birds, reptiles and most notably kekeno, or New Zealand fur seals. Read the story . . .
The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary on the outskirts of Nelson City is the largest fenced preserve for endangered wildlife in the South Island. Read the story . . .
The Skywire at Cable Bay Adventure Park is a thrilling 300-metre-high, 1.6km return trip that sees you shoot across the treetops at up to 100 km/h. Read the story . . .
Canterbury’s Mackenzie District is home to some of New Zealand’s most famous and photogenic lakes. Read the story . . .
Wind your way around the new pedestrian and cycle-friendly sections of the Avon Loop through Central Christchurch. Read the story . . .
Not only home to striking geological features, Kura Tāwhiti Conservation area or Castle Hill in Canterbury’s Waimakariri Basin also has some of the rarest plants in New Zealand. Read the story . . .
Southern Lakes Region
On a rugged 4WD safari tour you can explore the heritage of Macetown, a unique historical site near Queenstown, rich with gold-mining relics. Read the story . . .
Arrowtown is so rich in multi-cultural history, it has been named Tohu Whenua – a site that is of special significance to New Zealand because of its links to the past and the unique stories that can be discovered here. Read the story . . .
West Coast Region
Take a cruise up the Waiatoto River in Haast to discover some of the region’s most remote and pristine landscapes. Read the story . . .
Whether you’re visiting Maruia Hot Springs for the day or staying overnight, you can immerse yourself in the mineral-rich water amongst the mountains, or be pampered with a day spa experience. Read the story . . .
Explore the southern coast of Southland on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. Read the story . . .
Transport World, in Invercargill, is a testament to the late Bill Richardson’s passion for motoring memorabilia, and is the biggest private automotive museum of its type in the world. Read the story . . .