The Cook island that’s far more than just for the birds
Although this is the third-largest of the Cook Islands group, it’s still tiny. However, the 400 residents will quickly make you feel like family.
Why the Catlins is a paradise for those who love the gentle outdoors
Rarely have I left a destination feeling that I didn’t spend enough time there, but even four days wasn't enough in this southern paradise.
Nine must-do highlights of Australia's Sunshine Coast
Trendy cafes and hotels, along with some of the country's most spectacular coastal scenery, await visitors to the Sunshine Coast.
Explore our nation's past and natural wonders in a day at Waiuku
Take a step back in time to discover the area’s history and enjoy the quiet, slow pace of life here, just 64km from central Auckland.
New Zealand's little slice of Bali
It will be many months before Kiwis can head to Bali, so try Aotearoa’s version tucked away in the Bay of Plenty.
NZ's coastal drowning statistics are getting worse, not better
The number of preventable fatal drownings around the country's coast has increased by 18% in the last five years.
Beer, dogs and surf: Why you should visit Wellington's beach suburb escape
Lyall Bay is perfect if you need a break from the bustle of the capital's inner city.
Ōhope named NZ's best beach in global awards
The Whakatāne District beach beat Mt Maunganui to the title for the first time in seven years, but no NZ beach made the global top 25.
What it's like to grow up next to Kaiteriteri Beach, one of the world's best
Tripadvisor has named Kaiteriteri Beach as one of the best in the world. Laura Hampson fondly recalls a childhood spent on its golden sands.
A pick'n'mix Abel Tasman National Park getaway
Picture postcard beaches and inviting azure waters are undoubtedly the Abel Tasman National Park’s hallmarks.