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History and relaxation await in the beautiful town of Russell

Russell, in the Bay of Islands, is a charming and historic seaside town that provides the perfect opportunity to relax on your tour of the North Island. … more

Get crafty with a wild west coast adventure in Punakaiki

The pancake rocks near Punakaiki are one of the South Island's most intriguing natural features.

Punakaiki is home to one of the South Island’s most intriguing natural features and a thriving craft community. Mark it on the map for your next foray on the South Island. … more

The unlikely trio of history, biking and wine on a trip to Featherston

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Featherston on their North Island holiday.

Featherston is located in the Wairarapa region of the North Island and is the perfect place to enjoy great wine, quality cycling and excellent museums. … more

Mind your pocket with these free Wellington Activities

If you enjoy nature and flowers, a visit to the Botanic Gardens is one Wellington activity you can enjoy for free.

Don’t spent a cent when your Norht Island adventure takes you to Wellington with these three free activities. … more

Have an event-ful trip to Christchurch with these festivals

Prepare to get covered in colour at the Holi festival in Christchurch

Include a stop in Christchurch on your South Island adventure and while you’re there check out these three fantastic festivals. … more

Get your culture fix at these Wellington galleries and museums

Wellington is rich in cultural attractions. Here are two of the best to include on your visit to the capital city. … more

Te Anau: The gateway to the Fiordland National Park

Milford Sound, one of the most scenic places in all of New Zealand, can be explored from Te Anau.

Te Anau sits at the start of the Milford Road and is the ideal base from which to launch a South Island Hiking adventure. … more

Fill your belly on a day in Windy Welly

Enjoy a fresh, delicious breakfast to start your day in Wellington.

With a wealth of great cafe and restaurant options, you won’t have much difficulty satisfying your hunger in Wellington. Try these three hotspots on your next visit. … more

Riverton: A southern delight

Riverton is a great location for some coastal sea kayaking.

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Where does the road go after Waitomo?

Head to the beautiful west coast beaches after your trip to Waitomo, taking in these brilliant sights along the way.

After visiting the spectacular Waitomo Glowworm Caves, continue driving west and take in some of these beautiful sights before hitting the beaches of the west coast. … more