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On the road to Lake Tekepo © Akemazing

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Editor and writer Leonie Freeman's kids fall in love with their campervan as they travel around Hokianga and decide it should be their new home.  Read the story . . . 

© Leonie Freeman

Things to do > Road Trips

Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Rēinga

A perfect blend of coastal plains, exquisite pohutukawa, surf breaks and giant kauri trees.  Read the story . . . 

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The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This transcendent, transformational traverse travels the width of the South Island. Read the story . . . 

Things to do > Road Trips > Out and about

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Go from Christchurch through Oxford, Methven, Geraldine, Ashburton, Akaroa and back to Christchurch on straight roads under blue skies.  Read the story . . . 

Things to do in New Zealand

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

What have you got on the boil, friend? How about an epic roadie straight down the guts of the North Island of New Zealand 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

Johanna Bennett takes the road less travelled from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga.  Read the story . . . 

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Central West Coast: the best coastal drive in New Zealand

Paul Hersey loves the toughness of the West Coast. The way civilisation in this part of the world has only chiselled a few narrow paths into and through the landscape, and how the elements — the wind, the rain and the ocean — are always trying to claim that land back. Read the story . . . 

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Dannevirke Holiday Park

Our camping ground is set in a tranquil hollow surrounded by native bush and exotic trees. We have a deer enclosure, duck pond and a . . . More . . . 

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Cathedral Cliffs Gardens and B&B

Situated on the cliffs overlooking picturesque Gore Bay 10 mins from Cheviot. Enjoy the tranquility of the extensive gardens and orchards or swim/surfsafely 2mins away . . . More . . . 

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Tranquility Homestay Visit website

Country situation on the edge of the city. Relax and listen to the tui and bellbirds, watch the fantails and native pigeons, or just simply . . . More . . . 

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Beachfront Resort Visit website

Immaculate Absolute Beachfront Coromandel accommodation - Stay right on the beach! Our superb ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT location is the secret to the special charm of Beachfront . . . More . . . 

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