Wainui is a beautiful stretch of white sand that receives a nice, clean Pacific swell in westerly weather – and happily, the prevailing winds are from the westerly quarter. Read the story . . .
The TSS Earnslaw has plied the glassy waters of Lake Wakatipu for over 90 years; her graceful lines and plume of coal smoke as much part of the scenery as the Remarkables. Read the story . . .
There are no traffic jams here. The road from Stratford to Taumaranui is not called the Forgotten World Highway for nothing. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do on Stewart Island Rakiura. Read the story . . .
Opening in 1997, the Sky Tower was, at 326 metres, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. It’s still the twelfth tallest tower in the world. Read the story . . .
Things to do
Enjoy dramatic views of powerful waterfalls and water-sculpted shapes in the rocks on this easy-access walk near Milford Sound. Read the story . . .
Take a 20-minute walk through the beautiful native bush in Waipōua Forest to view the world’s second largest living kauri Te Matua Ngāhere. Read the story . . .
The Tasman Glacier, 29km long and up to 3km wide, can be viewed from the short walks that start at the Blue Lakes Shelter. Read the story . . .