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Christchurch and Northland on TIME Magazine's top 100 world's greatest places

Destinations - North Island - South Island - Word on the street

It's official: Christchurch and Northland are two of the greatest places in the world according to TIME Magazine. The magazine’s annual travel ...

 

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

Destinations - North Island - South Island - What's On

It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

Top 5 free kid-friendly things to do in Wellington

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

New Zealand’s capital has got it going on – you’ll never be short of cool things to do in Wellington, whether it’s soaking up the culture, ...

 

Best free things to do with the kids in Auckland

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

Looking for some kid-friendly activities around Auckland? There are plenty of things to explore in New Zealand’s largest city, and we’ve rounded ...

 

The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

Destinations - North Island - See & Do

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

Taranaki catches the eye of Lonely Planet

Destinations - North Island

The tranquil, beautiful Taranaki region has joined such locations as The Azores in Portugal, Choquequirao in Peru and The Tuamotus, French ...

 

North Island Itinerary

Destinations - North Island - Travel Guides

The South Pacific’s largest city, Auckland, is the arrival point for many to the North Island, a place of endless natural beauty and fascinating ...

 

Exploring Whanganui

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Whanganui is a pleasant town on the banks of the Whanganui River. A busy main street lined with rustling green trees and colourful flower ...

 

Exploring Wellington

North Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Wellington is not only the nation’s political centre but in many ways the cultural centre. It contains numerous museums, galleries and theatres, ...

 

Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

At the heart of the Waikato is Hamilton, a riverside city that’s close enough to Auckland for some commuters. The Waikato River bisects the ...

 

Exploring the Wairarapa

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Wairarapa is increasingly known as a gourmand's little paradise. Modern Wairarapa has embraced wine in a big way, and enthusiasts will find ...

 

Exploring The Coromandel

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A rustic and unspoilt landscape, The Coromandel boasts rich heritage, rainforest and a spectacular coastline. Built on gold, it's now a famous ...

 

Exploring the Bay of Plenty

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Separated by a glistening harbour, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui offer an idyllic lifestyle in a region bathed in sunshine. Tauranga Harbour is a ...

 

Exploring Taupō

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The main centre of the Central North Island is Taupō, a lakeside resort offering an excellent range of accommodation, dining and activities. ...

 

Exploring Taranaki

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Presided over by the majestic, conical Mount Taranaki, the region combines the gentle charms of rural New Zealand with the surprisingly ...

 

Exploring Ruapehu

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Thrust up by the Earth’s powerful forces, the active volcanic triumvirate of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe watch over the central North ...

 

Exploring Rotorua

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

You’ll smell Rotorua before you see it – a distinctive sulphur smell identifies this as an active geothermal area. The geothermal activity ...

 

Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Northland offers a spectacular coastal and marine environment with excellent beaches, truly world-class diving and hundreds of islands to ...

 

Exploring Manawatū

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Manawatū's main centre, Palmerston North, houses the cultural home of New Zealand rugby, but adventure also awaits outside the city itself. Do ...

 

Exploring Hawke's Bay

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco capital of Napier is a sophisticated coastal town full of fascinating architecture. The abundance of Art Deco-style ...

 

Exploring Gisborne & Eastland

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Attractions and activities around Gisborne and Eastland make the most of the region’s natural charms, deep cultural history and seaside ...

 

Exploring Auckland

North Island - Culture - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Straddling two harbours and draped over 48 volcanic cones, Auckland occupies a stunning natural landscape. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, when ...

 

Rotorua – there’s a lot to do!

North Island - See & Do

This week I have been checking out Rotorua. This Kiwi city is well known for its mud pools and unique sulphurous aroma, but the place is much ...

 

Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast: Auckland's rural treasures

North Island - See & Do

Next time you're visiting Auckland, don't limit yourself to the urban areas – New Zealand's largest city is surrounded by off-the-beaten-track ...

 

Bay of Islands & Northland

Destinations - North Island

Discover the roots of New Zealand’s human history in Northland, a region blessed with a spectacular range of coastal scenery and bathed in ...

 

Dunedin & Coastal Otago

Destinations - North Island

The city of Dunedin and the coastal Otago region offer an unforgettable blend of natural and human heritage – world-class wildlife encounters on ...

 

Whanganui

Destinations - North Island

From high in the rugged hills of Whanganui National Park, where the Whanganui River begins its long journey, to the charming historic town of ...

 

Wellington

Destinations - North Island

New Zealand’s much-loved political and cultural capital of Wellington lies on a sparkling harbour at the bottom of the North Island, not far ...

 

Wairarapa

Destinations - North Island

The Wairarapa is a picturesque rural region of holiday cottages and vineyards alongside a rugged coastline. Masterton is the main centre. ...

 

Waikato & Waitomo

Destinations - North Island

Explore pretty rural villages, rolling green hills and tranquil oak-studded countryside, then venture underground to a remarkable cave network. ...

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