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Visit an open-aired art gallery: Katikati

Visit the Katikati Bird Gardens to relax on your driving tour.

Katikati is one of New Zealand’s most colourful and artistic towns. Make sure to visit this charming area on your next New Zealand driving holiday. … more

Where to grab a beer in Greymouth

Make sure your Greymouth adventure holiday detours past a brew house.

If a beer is what you want in Greymouth, a beer is what you shall have. On your next West Coast adventure holiday, make sure to stop by one of these great brewing houses for a drink or two. … more

Want to have a whale of a time? Visit Whale Island

If you're lucky, a Whale Island tour will even include whale sightings.

Take your New Zealand nature tour to a place that few have tread before you by visiting Whale Island. Want to know more? Read on. … more

Top 3 jet boats of the North Island

Make sure your New Zealand adventure includes toying with this white water.

For those of you with a need for speed, the North Island has you covered. Try out one (or more) of these three great jet boat rides on your next New Zealand adventure tour. … more

Tried Auckland’s North Shore?

Rangitoto Island is visible from both Takapuna and Browns Bay.

Auckland isn’t all about the Sky Tower, bustling city and a few festivals. The next time your driving holiday takes you to the City of Sails, try out these two relaxed seaside suburbs on the North Shore. … more

Want to see Dunedin’s bird life?

Your nature tour could include seeing the world's largest seabird.

Not only is Dunedin home to one of the country’s top yellow-eyed penguin conservation reserves, but it is also home to the only mainland royal albatross breeding colony in the world. And you can visit both of them. … more

Take a leaf out of a bird’s book and soar through the Paihia skies

Paihia is the gateway to the Bay of Islands.

Sure you could take a boat cruise around the Bay of Islands and be happy enough, but to truly experience the sights in their entirety, take your nature holiday to the skies with Salt Air. … more

Road trip ideas for Wanaka to Haast

Stop for a picnic at Boundary Creek to take in the sights of Lake Wanaka.

Take the turnoff for the West Coast just outside of Wanaka and see what pristine, quintessentially New Zealand sights you can see along State Highway 6 towards Haast. … more

Don’t be doubtful, visit Doubtful!

Visit Doubtful Sound on your next nature adventure.

Deeper, larger and longer than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is a far under-talked about nature experience that will leave you truly speechless. … more

Tongariro National Park is a hiker’s dreamland

These are just some of the sights you can see on a Tongariro hiking holiday.

If you’re looking for the hiking holiday of your dreams, drive to the Tongariro National Park and try some of these great trail suggestions. … more