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Surviving NZ roads
Kiwis can't fly and many cannot drive. Be warned.
One of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand.
Another top visiting spot on the Wairarapa Coast.
Palliser Seals
Step out of your car and into a major seal colony.
Palliser Lighthouse
Climb to the Cape Palliser lighthouse for breathtaking views.
Cape Reinga
Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea.
Waiuku offers plenty.
Kariotahi Beach
A black-sand playground.
Russell Tours
NZ's first capital.
Kaikoura Tours
Whale watch off Kaikoura.
Dolphin Watching
Take boat trips out to see dolphins in NZ waters.
Kaikoura Whale Flights
Whale watch by air off Kaikoura.

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Omapere, Northland, New Zealand

Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

A beach or two, a lighthouse, a tidal lagoon, walking tracks and a big hill to climb - what more could you want to get away to? Oh, and there is plenty of fishing to be done as well.

Castlepoint is a spectacular destination

Street Scenes, Wellington, NZ

R Tucker Thompson

Sailing a Tall Ship in the Bay of Islands

Just how our editor Richard Moore ended up at the steering wheel of the R Tucker Thompson is anyone's guess ... but the ship didn't sink.

Voyaging like our ancestors

Have another look at Wellington

New Zealand's capital has some great sights, but even more interesting is capturing the spirit of the place by tuning into its street vibe. Even the seemingly ordinary can be great.

Through a photographer's lens

Street Scenes, Wellington, NZ

Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef, NZ

Rainforest Retreat luxury

We find the perfect place to recover from exploring the Franz Josef glacier region and it is the Rainforest Retreat resort. Amazing units, friendly staff and handy to everything.

That's not a tree hut, THIS is a Tree Hut!

Enjoying the Street Art in New Plymouth

Having a stroll through New Plymouth's city centre we came across some really cool murals and street art. So we kept moving along and found quite a collection within a short space of time. Check these images out.

Brightening up the inner city

Street Art, New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ

TranzAlpine Train journey across the Southern Alps, NZ

TranzAlpine train journey across the Alps

Sit back and relax as Kiwi Rail takes you on an amazing journey through the majestic Southern Alps on its must-do service between Christchurch and Greymouth. A great day out amid beautiful alpine scenery.

Spectacular scenery out your window

Take a chopper and land on a glacier

It is hard not to enjoy yourself in the snow so imagine yourself 7000 feet up on the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Don't worry you don't have to climb there, just hop aboard a chopper and get whisked through and over an amazing white-clad landscape.

HeliServices Flight over the Southern Alps

TranzAlpine Train Trip Across the Southern Alps, NZ

Big game fishing

The lure of the big fish

Enjoy the hunt for a big game fish in the waters off Rarotonga. Head outside the famed clear waters of the lagoon and test your skills against the instincts of big tuna, waahoo and marlin.

How to have a reel good time

Join a turtle safari on Rarotonga

Swimming with large sea turtles is not an every-day occurrence so when you get the opportunity you need to grab it. Richard Moore took to the waters of Rarotonga for a rare encounter with turtles. His view: The creatures are majestic, peaceful and oh so totally beautiful dudes.

Going on a Turtling Safari

Turtle safaris

Maori challenge

Waka journey to an amazing experience

What began as a fun waka journey became so much more as we took a trip up the Waitangi River to a family marae. The good folk at Taiamai Tours then opened our eyes through a truly incredible cultural exchange.

An Opening of Hearts

Maori cultural performance at Waitangi

A visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands would not be complete without enjoying a Maori cultural performance there. Staged in the beautiful meeting house, this show will likely be a highlight of your visit.

Photos from the Show

Maori culture

Smash Palace Car Wreckers and Museum, NZ

Welcome to a Car Cemetery and Museum

Smash Palace near Ohakune in the Central Plateau of the North Island is where a multi-coloured collection of rusting vehicles has its final home. Interesting to look at, fascinating to photograph.

An amazing place to wander around and photograph

Rarotonga Jetblast, Cook Islands

Hold on Tight
Give yourself a buzz and take a turn braving the hot blast from a jet's engines as they take off from the Cook Islands.
Rarotongan Jetblast
Stand UP Paddleboarding, Cook  Islands

Lighting up the Night
Put some colour in your life with a night-time paddle in the warm lagoon waters of Rarotonga's Muri Beach.
Stand-up Paddling


Hundreds of photos and pages of information on fantastic destinations such as the Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Rarotonga and Australia's state of Victoria. Visit the self-contained websites below for key things to know while planning your holiday getaways.

Wogasia Spear Festival, Solomon Islands

Spear Fighting
On a remote island in the southern Solomons a unique festival called Wogasia is as strong today as it ever was.
Wogasia Festival
Sea Scootering, Cook  Islands

Sea Scooters
Go Jacques Cousteau on underwater sea scooters in the warm waters of the Cook Islands.
Powering up

Cook Islands
Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruises, Cook Islands

Muri Beach Fun
This is one of the best ways to be introduced to the Cook Islands - snorkeling, music and a lot of humour.
Captain Tama's Cruises
Te Paki giant sand dunes, Northland, NZ

Off the Beaten Track
The Far North of NZ needs to be savoured slowly and so we went on a lengthy self-drive exploration.
Go your own way


Bamboo Bands, Solomon Islands

Bamboo Bands
Once you hear them you can't but help to get into the music of these amazing instruments.

Feel the music
Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France

World's No1 Lady
And it has to be said that seeing the Mona Lisa isn't the easiest thing to do when you are in Paris.
Fight to see Mona


Solomon  Islands

Cape Palliser Lighthouse, NZ

WWII Tours
The Solomon Islands were central to the Pacific War, read about what you can see and visit.
Military history tours
Cape Palliser Lighthouse, NZ

Top Day Drive
If you somehow tire of good food and wine in Martinborough hit the road to the ocean.
Coastal Wairarapa
Hunting crown of thorns starfish, fiji

Nasty Starfish Hunt
Fighting a mean predator that destroys reefs requires skill, patience and a long metal rod.
Crown of Thorns Dive
Skull Island, Solomon Islands

Skull Island
Visit the resting place of head-hunting chiefs and their many victims on Skull Island in the Solomon Islands.
Believe it or not
Bulls, NZ

A Punny Town
Love puns? Well head to the little town of Bulls that delights in its
Try not to laugh
Swimming with manta rays, fiji

Manta Dive
Richard Moore dives with giant manta rays in Fiji, but finds photos hard to get.
Mantas in Yasawas
Marlborough Sounds
Interislander Ferries

OGO in Rotorua
Take to giant downhill runs in a large rubber bubble. Fun for all ages.
Hot Water Beach
Have a bath in the sand while sitting at beach in Coromandels.
Russell, NZ's 1st capital
Relaxing, historic Russell is a top spot to visit in the Bay of Islands.
Check out the fascinating world of prawns in this Taupo attracton.
NZ's Oldest Stone Building
If you are in the Bay of Islands stop and get some great pictures.
White Island Volcano
Take a day tour for one of the trips of a lifetime.
Rainbow Springs
One of Rotorua's acclaimed trout and wildlife parks.
Urupukapuka Island
A lovely recreational reserve & camping spot in the Bay of Islands.
Taranaki & Mt Taranaki
One of the best places in NZ to getaway for snow & beaches.
Volcano Flight
Take to the skies and see the wrecked crown of Mt Tarawera.
Wind farms
More than 150 giant wind turbines near Woodville.
Waiouru museum
A premier military museum in the Central North Island.
Rotorua sky rides
Enjoy a wonderful view, a gondola ride, great food and a luge.
Bridge bungy
Take a bungy jump off one of Auckland's harbour icons.
Auckland zoo
An excellent way to spend time with the kids at Auckland's Zoo.
Auckland museum
One of the world's great museums, Auckland's is a marvel.
MoTaT museum
The history of technology with plenty of top items on display.
One Tree Hill
Get some superb views of Auckland in this tranquil parkland.
Auckland Harbour
A spectacular jewel in NZ's landscape - Auckland Harbour.
Kelly Tarlton's
Underwater world and Antarctic museum - with live penguins.
Things in Auckland
What's on and happening in NZ's major city of Auckland.
Bridge Climb
Take the challenge & climb Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
Vintage Railway
A must-see and ride for steam train enthusiasts on Glenbrook Railway.
Hobbiton Tours
See where the hobbits lived and were filmed at Matamata.
Hell's Gate
A dark and exciting face of the thermal power of nature.
The Agrodome
Entertaining shows involving live sheep, dogs and ... ducks.
One of the most striking and colourful of Rotorua's thermal areas.
This is nature as it was in pre-dinosaur times. A wonderful trip.
Does rolling down a hill in giant rubber balls sound like fun.
Buried Village
Visit the small village destroyed in a major volcanic eruption.
Rotorua pictures
Pictures around the marvellous tourist spot of Rotorua.
Rotorua fun
Find out all the exciting things you can do in Rotorua.
Mt Maunganui
Great village near wonderful beaches - and climb the Mount!
Fun at the Beach
It's all sun, sand and fun in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.
Snow skiing in NZ
Snow skiing doesn't get much better than here.
Katikati Bird Gardens
Feed native NZ birds - including keas, pukekohes and tui.
McLaren Falls
Find tranquility along a rocky riverbed among waterfalls.
Bay of Islands
One of New Zealand's top spots the Bay of Islands is magic.
Find out the things to do in and around this city.
Beach Lifestyle
More fun in the sun and sand on New Zealand beaches.
Long Line Fishing
Fun times that can end with fresh-caught fish.

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