Room check: Ohtel, Wellington
Room check: Ohtel, Wellington

Elisabeth Easther enjoys the serenity at a boutique hotel in the capital.

Queenstown: You'll feel good
Queenstown: You'll feel good

A Central Otago boutique hotel with a conscience mixes pleasure with wellbeing, discovers Jesse Mulligan.

Wellington: Trenchant tales
Wellington: Trenchant tales

Te Papa never does anything by halves. The new exhibit, 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War', to mark the centenary of the…

Tongariro: Flying visit a mountain high
Tongariro: Flying visit a mountain high

A view from above takes a Tongariro National Park experience to new heights, writes Justine McLeary.

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Kia ora: Omarama
Kia ora: Omarama

With the sheep and the All Blacks link there are few places as true blue South Island, says Elisabeth…

Tongariro: Plot an alpine escape

Andrew Alderson falls hard for the romance of Chateau Tongariro's historic and literary atmosphere.

Hanmer Springs: The old soak

A visit to the thermal hot pools at Hanmer Springs should be an essential stop on any South Island road trip, writes Winston…

Kawhia: Warming up and chilling out

Michelle Coursey finds the ideal way to get away from it all in the peaceful haven that is Kawhia.

Kia ora: Mangakino
Kia ora: Mangakino

Explore the River Trails, embrace the lake and let the young ones play freely while you unwind — this…

Abel Tasman: Jump ashore, explorers

Abel Tasman's coastal track meanders past some of our most beautiful bays and beaches, writes Neville Peat.

Marlborough: Bubbly brewers give local lowdown

Marlborough vineyard owners Daniel and Adele Le Brun give their tips on what to do when you're in their neighbourhood ..…

Daytripper: Maungatautari, Waikato

Elisabeth Easther goes to the birds.

Waiuku: Find comfort on the edge

Glamping allows you to be immersed in the beauty of the wild while indulging in the luxury of a resort-style escape, writes…

Hauraki Gulf: Rest and restoration
Hauraki Gulf: Rest and restoration

Volunteers on Motuihe Island get a big tick for community work and, as Debbie Griffiths finds, they…

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Past use-by dateline

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