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Spring is a great time to tackle the Otago Central Rail Trail.  © Miles Holden

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Māori name of Mauao – or ‘the Mount’, as most New Zealanders tend to call it these days – has a certain poetry that ‘Maunganui’ (‘big hill’) does not. Read the story . . . 

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Cape Kidnappers: majestic gannets and more

Captain Cook had plenty to say in his log about Cape Kidnappers, the southern headland of Hawke’s Bay. Read the story . . . 

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The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks, in that the accommodation is in a whole other class to traditional bush-bashing experiences. Read the story . . . 

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Explore hidden glowworm caves in Manawatū

Venture off the beaten track in northern Manawatū to discover the soaring caves at Limestone Creek Reserve. Read the story . . . 

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Cape Foulwind Walkway

Explore this spectacular walkway which features a seal colony, a lighthouse and also provides panoramic views of mountains and coastline.  Read the story . . . 

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Cross the South Island on the TranzAlpine, one of the world's most scenic train journeys

As far as window seats go, they don’t get much better than on the TranzAlpine, where the term ‘picture window’ takes on a whole new meaning.  Read the story . . . 

In Ōpononi, on the shores of the Hokianga Harbour, there are dunes of epic proportions – more sand mountains than sandhills.  Read the story . . . 

Hokianga Harbour and the epic dunes of Ōpononi. © Northland Inc

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Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Queenstown is synonymous with adventure. If you've got small thrill-seekers in tow, it's the place to go. Though there are great options for more sedate days out, too.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Waikato

If you’re looking to get the family out for some fresh air or indulge in a sweet treat, these Waikato activities are worth exploring. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Dunedin

Whether your itinerary is for an intrepid explorer or a culture vulture, Dunedin has your bases covered if you have little ones in tow.  Read the story . . . 

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