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Even on a wet weekend, campervanning with kids is great fun in the Hokianga. Read the story . . . 

The jetty at Ōmapere. © David Wall Photography.

Road trips > Activities > Natural attractions > Food and drink

Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Rēinga

This epic roadie connects the little coves, beaches and bays of the east and the immense dunes wild coastline and vast, sweeping harbours out west. Read the story . . . 

Road trips > Natural attractions > National parks

The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This is probably the most staggering piece of road you'll ever come across. So keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes off the pies. Just stop often. Seriously: this is stunning.  Read the story . . . 

Road trips > Activities > Natural attractions > Art and culture

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Surf Highway 45: New Plymouth to Hāwera

Taranaki's hemispherical coastline between Fitzroy and Hawera is home to 180 degrees of ocean swell where you can almost be certain of solid, pumping surf. Read the story . . . 

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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Central West Coast: the best coastal drive in New Zealand

In this part of the world, civilisation has only chiselled a few narrow paths into the landscape. The elements – the wind, the rain and the ocean – are always trying to claim that land back. Read the story . . . 

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Thames Valley Motel

Welcome to Thames Valley Motel Accommodation, Ngatea. Situated on State Highway 2 in Ngatea Town Centre, Thames Valley Motel is located centrally between Auckland, Hamilton, . . . More . . . 

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Awakino River Lodge Visit website

Awakino River Lodge is the secluded riverfront retreat that you’ve been dreaming of – an iconic historic building which captures the spirit of its diverse . . . More . . . 

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Opotiki Holiday Park Visit website

Small, quiet, family-owned park, situated on the banks of the Waioeka River. 100m from boat ramp and 1.5km by boat on the river out to . . . More . . . 

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Parkside Motel Visit website

Perfectly positioned. Walk to Richmond, close to Nelson, National Parks and beaches. PERFECTLY POSITIONED for everything Nelson and Tasman has to offer.Conveniently located on the . . . More . . . 

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