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The impressive Govett Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth. © Venture Taranaki 

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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 . . . 

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Kororipo Pā Historic Walk

Enjoy amazing views of the Kerikeri River, Kerikeri Basin and the historic Stone Store from the historic Kororipo Pā. Read the story . . . 

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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

Walk around Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, a partially restored and well-interpreted settlement from the 1880s. Read the story . . . 

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Marlborough Wine Trail

With nearly 800ha in grapes, Marlborough is now New Zealand’s largest wine-growing region and the list of local labels often features at the honours table of international wine festivals. Read the story . . . 

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Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s not much better than lounging in hot mineral water when the ground around you is covered with snow and there’s a biting southerly blowing down from the tops. Read the story . . . 

Taranaki's gardens are a sight to make the heart sing – especially since you don’t have to do the weeding. Read the story . . . 

Take a stroll over The Poet's Bridge in Pukekura Park. © Russell Street 

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Urban explorer: Point Chevalier

If you’re partial to a peninsula and you like your city settlements on the quirky side, the trio of suburbs near central Auckland’s inner harbour is well worth exploring.  Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Karangahape Road

Is there a New Zealand street more iconic, more infamous, or more misunderstood than Auckland’s Karangahape Rd? Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Kingsland and Mount Albert

Kingsland and Mt Albert are pockets of fun in Central Auckland where you’ll discover great bars and eateries, historic sites and invigorating outdoor spaces. Read the story . . . 

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Queenstown to Glenorchy Road: a drive to Paradise

Is there a more amazing drive? Forty-five minutes of emerald lake water and bush-clad hills, against a backdrop of snow-touched mountains.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Pacific Coast Highway: the long way round

Lap up over 300 kilometres of pure road trip paradise from Ōpōtiki to Gisborne.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Te Anau to Milford Sound Piopiotahi Highway: the journey into the heart of Fiordland.

If you want to take in Fiordland’s wilderness, vastness and beauty without being drenched in that seemingly perpetual rain, take the Piopiotahi Highway. Read the story . . . 

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State Highway 6: roadtripping at its best

Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. Read the story . . .