For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.
This island utopia is so special it even has its own time zone.
My adventure to this beautiful part of the world opened up a whole new side of the country. Diving.
Tucked away in the northern reaches of Abel Tasman National Park is a beach Kiwis are proud to call their own.
A year ago, we were gripped by beach fever and forked out $2m for a slice of pristine NZ coastline.