Great NZ Roads

Your favourite NZ roads

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PAUL OWEN - Stuff

At look at readers' favourite roads. Whaanga Coast from Raglan to Ruapuke.

Your favourite NZ roads

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PAUL OWEN - Stuff

A look at readers' favourite roads. The Surf Highway from Hawera to New Plymouth.

Your favourite NZ roads

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PAUL OWEN - Stuff

A look at readers' favourite roads. State Highway 73 - Arthur's Pass.

Favourite NZ roads

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PAUL OWEN - Stuff

A look at readers' favourite roads. Westport to Greymouth.

Your favourite NZ roads

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PAUL OWEN - Stuff

A look at readers' favourite roads. Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton to Havelock.

Don't neglect your tyres

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KYLE CASSIDY - Stuff

Many worry more about our iPod than about the most important things on the car.

Kiwi road trip rituals

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KYLE CASSIDY - Stuff

The Kiwi road trip is a ritual, particularly when it's holiday time. It starts with packing the car.

Our bad driving habits

Texting while driving is dangerous according to the latest research.

KYLE CASSIDY - Stuff

We have some of the best roads in the world here in New Zealand, but we also have some shocking driving habits.

A warning for drivers

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KYLE CASSIDY - Stuff

While this country has plenty of great roads to travel, it also has its share of hazards to be wary of.

The great Kiwi backroad

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KYLE CASSIDY - Autocar

We continue our series on great drives, and what makes this country one of the best in world when it comes to hitting the highway.

The Forgotten World Highway

The Forgotten World Highway

With glimpses into New Zealand's pioneering past and views of the North Island's mountainous interior, this is a drive to be savoured.

The Gentle Annie

Gentle Annie road

This picturesque road takes you to the spectacular entry-point of one of New Zealand's best wine regions.

Pure driving gold

Takaka Hill

The drive over the crest of Takaka Hill on State Highway 60 is one of the great moments in New Zealand motoring.

The Twin Bridges road

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Replace the congested drudgery of SH1 with bush-lined backroads full of adventure, discovery and driving pleasure.

Otherworldly road to nowhere

Karamea Highway

The Karamea Highway may be a dead-end road, but it's alive with beautiful scenery.

The southern square

Buller Gorge road

The round trip to Christchurch via Westport and Greymouth boasts what Conde Nast Traveller called the world's second greatest drive.

The whale-watchers' special

Motunau Island

The twisting, turning route to the little fishing port of Motunau Beach is an enthusiast's delight - and number seven in our countdown.

The long way round to Opotiki

Gisborne to Optiki

Number eight in our countdown, the longer route between Gisborne and Opotiki, is well worth the full day of driving.

Through the mist to Wairoa

SH38

Number nine in our top ten list of New Zealand roads is a scenic tour of one of the North Island's most remote places.

Akaroa to Chch a French treat

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Over the next two weeks we'll be counting down the top ten roads in New Zealand, starting with the charming Christchurch to Akaroa stretch.

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