Ready and Abel to rule the waves video

Wilson’s Abel Tasman kayak guide AJ Carrick keeps an eye on her paddling clients.

It is the country's smallest national park but has the most visitors. This guide's job it is to make the Abel Tasman an experience to remember.

The last frantic days of summer

MURDERER'S BAY: Abel Tasman lost four crew here but it was re-named after gold was discovered.

It was the last of the golden weather, and it was Golden Bay.

Choppers, zipline tap into Glenorchy

To the skies: Heli Glenorchy owner Nick Nicholson with his new helicopter on the lower Humboldt Mountains.

Start-up businesses are tapping into untouched ventures in Glenorchy, boosting the town's tourism.

Eat, drink, ride, admire

Relaxing at the Riwaka wharf, one of the many stop offs on the trail.

Taking a ride on the Great Taste Trail, a scenic 175km loop around the top of the South Island.

4 things to do in Rotorua

NATURAL RELIEF: The Deluxe Lake Spa acidic based mineral pool at the Polynesian Spa relieves tired muscles, aches and pains.

Fly through the trees, get soaked at the Polynesian spa, try bottled steak and more.

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