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Pick daffodils in Takapau, Hawke's Bay this month. © Kirsten Simcox

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Classic Rotorua

Known as Roto-Vegas for good reason, the Rotorua tourist trail is bright, exciting and loaded with thrills.  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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Tongariro Alpine Crossing: one of the best one-day walks in the world

Walk through this World Heritage Area of volcanic giants, sheer beauty and alpine lakes to make memories you will treasure forever. Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in Featherston

Featherston, in the Wairarapa, is a small town with an abundance of quirky style.  Read the story . . . 

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Len Lye Centre: a remarkable building for a remarkable artist

Celebrate Modernist filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet Len Lye in this striking single-artist gallery in New Plymouth's art and cultural precinct. Read the story . . . 

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Get outside: five vineyards to visit by bike in Blenheim

The best way to get around the multitude of vineyards in this pocket of Marlborough is by bike. Flat, straight roads and cycle paths that wind through the vines make for almost effortless cycling and the wineries are all within easy proximity of each other.  Read the story . . . 

Possibly New Zealand’s biggest Instagram celebrity, Roys Peak in Wānaka is instantly recognisable for its spectacular views.  Read the story . . . 

Roys Peak is a New Zealand icon. © Lake Wānaka Tourism

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Adventure time: Haast jet boat safari

The jet boat ride up the Waiatoto River in Haast is not a thrill-seeking-360º-spins kind of experience, rather a cruise to discover some of the region’s remote and pristine landscapes. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: Rere rock slide

Throw yourself onto your belly on your boogie-board at the top of the slide and hang on for an exhilarating, wet and wild ride to the bottom. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: swimming with dolphins in Akaroa

In Akaroa you can have the rare and remarkable experience of getting up close to the world’s smallest dolphin.  Read the story . . . 

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