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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 Reinga

The Twin Coast Discovery Highway is a perfect blend of volcanic plateaus, coastal plains, exquisite pohutukawa, surf breaks, giant kauri trees and native wildlife.  Read the story . . . 

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The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

Writer Michael Larsen takes this transcendent, transformational traverse across 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 . . . 

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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 Hawera

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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The Reef Beachfront Apartments

Luxury 2 and 3 bedroom large self-contained apartments (all with 2 bathrooms). Wonderful sea views from the upper levels, outdoor furniture on huge balconies. . . . More . . . 

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Equestrian Hotel

We are located in the heart of Hornby across the road from Dress Mart and The Hub Hornby Mall. Only 10 min drive to Christchurch . . . More . . . 

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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT opposite beach with great sea views, 2 min walk to town & wharf. 11 spacious 2-bedroom apartments. Spa baths. . . . More . . . 

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Belvedere Apartments

New self-contained luxury apartment accommodation (opened Dec 2006). 20 x 2-bedroom apartments including 2 x 2-bedroom executive apartments with gas fires. . . . More . . . 

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