There we are, alone in the bush, when we turn a corner and come face to face with the beast.
New Zealand is known for epic scenery but maybe not for its wildlife.
The Chatham Islands are a short trip by plane but a world away from society.
Auckland is the ideal place for a long weekend mini-break.
It's a great day trip for those keen to experience another slice of Marlborough's incredible diversity.
Here are five events coming up in the Wairarapa over Waitangi weekend.
Experience the famous "Coaster" hospitality on a visit to the South Island's West Coast.