Queenstown: Peak of perfection
Queenstown: Peak of perfection

Fergus Blakiston finds time between lattes for snowboarding on a family trip to Queenstown.

West Coast: An illuminating journey
West Coast: An illuminating journey

A literary tour of the West Coast takes Bronwyn Sell on a journey that traverses brooding landscapes.

Tongariro Crossing: Are we there yet?
Tongariro Crossing: Are we there yet?

A hike up and down a volcano gets Duncan Garner thinking he should really do more of this kind of exercise.

Hawkes Bay: Feast at The Farm
Hawkes Bay: Feast at The Farm

Head to Hawkes Bay for a weekend of culinary delights and top-notch drops, writes Shandelle Battersby.

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Kumara: Thank God it's fry day
Kumara: Thank God it's fry day

Elisabeth Easther booked a trip to the wild West Coast to fritter away a weekend.

Daytripper: Ti Point Reptile Park, Leigh

Elisabeth Easther makes some scaly, slithery new friends.

Auckland: On the sunny side of the street

Daily deals make it even easier to pick up what Ponsonby is putting down, writes Donna McIntyre.

This site made Lonely Planet's top 10

Lonely Planet has confirmed what Northlanders have known for years - the unmissable site that has made New Zealand's top…

Kia ora: Kaiapoi
Kia ora: Kaiapoi

Enjoy the meandering Kaiapoi River in this pretty little historic town, writes Elisabeth Easther.

The Catlins: Air so good you can bite it

Cathedral caves and ringing birdsong - the Catlins astound Jane Jeffries.

Auckland: Room escape game takes off

Room escape games are taking the world by storm so Elisabeth Easther took a posse of puzzlers to find out what all the fuss…

Room check: Waitakere Estate, Auckland

Shandelle Battersby spends a night in the bush at Waitakere Estate.

Kia ora: Hawera

This South Taranaki town has some top-notch dining and several great museums, finds Elisabeth Easther.

Motorhoming: Meet the Jafas
Motorhoming: Meet the Jafas

Shandelle Battersby roughs it, Auckland-style, in a luxury motorhome for a weekend.

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