We're pretty good at filming American cowboy and western stories in the South Island but New Zealand has plenty of wild west and ghost-town tales of its own, writes Ewan McDonald.
North Canterbury’s Gore Bay Tourist Drive is a classic Kiwi detour, leading you along storied coastal nooks to geological wizardry and a sky-high place to stay above the clouds, writes Mike Yardley.
A hike to South Island’s Lake Crucible fires your enthusiasm and tests your mettle - but the reward is a stunning location unlike any other. Kerrie Waterworth experiences one of Mt Aspiring National Park’s hidden treasures.
Brett Atkinson continues his journey around East Cape - this week a coastal and rural trip through a region of the North Island often bypassed by travellers - Gisborne to Napier.
Brett Atkinson takes a look at a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list road trip for Kiwis around the North Island’s remote East Cape, from Opotiki to Gisborne - a journey also recommended for all visitors to NZ.
Sandip Hor does a bit of time-travelling to the Australia that once was with a trip across the Ditch with a difference: to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
Think you know Wellington because you’ve shopped Cuba St and been to Te Papa? Give the capital cone another lick for a taste of Kilbirnie, writes Bruce Munro.
After months of Covid-19-induced information overload, a digital detox in Fiordland might be exactly what you need, writes Rebecca Ryan.
Gillian Vine visits a unique natural attraction near Dunedin that would make a great day out during the school holidays.
. Venture above Auckland to the Bay of Islands to discover a world of delights — breathtaking scenery and award-winning food and drink.
There’s a happy band of holidaymakers who travel far and wide and rarely pay for their accommodation, writes Jessica Wynne Lockhart.
Nothing beats getting away for a mini break these days, especially when our lives have felt slightly mundane after what we have endured over the past 18 months, writes Alex Hannagan.
Leaving NZ is fraught with complications and little assurance of an easy return in Covid times. So how do we find some place within easy reach, but feel as though we’ve left the frenetic world behind?
One of the silver linings to the legacy of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been Lyttelton’s elevated stature as a beloved gem in the city’s crown, writes Mike Yardley.