Love birdlife? This is the Kiwi trail for you
“There were robins all over the place. We saw lots of other species. It was the best birdlife we’ve come across on a walk like this.”
The tiny town near the last resting place of old moa bones
It's a place so special, you can still see entire moa skeletons lying in a 35 million-year-old cave system.
Beer, rainbows and mountain oysters: Five events to check out this weekend
After the recent alert levels “wobble”, events are hoping to get back to normal around the country.
Why the West Coast's Ōpārara Arches are worth the expedition
It will cost you only effort and patience, for which you will be generously rewarded with some truly wondrous sights.
Magical Murchison, looking to the future while capitalising on its past
Geographically speaking, Murchison is blessed, nestled between two national parks, and it lies at the western end of the four rivers plain.
I feared prejudice at a remote DOC hut because I'm gay. Instead, I found paradise
OPINION: Negotiating the world of outdoor pursuits as a member of the LGBT+ community is intimidating.
Franz businesses too worried about surviving Covid to think about long-term conundrums
How long can glacier tourism last with no international tourists - and melting ice?
The Kiwi families who've fallen for campervanning during the pandemic
Lisa Boltman used to see touring the country by camper as overpriced and touristy. One eight-day trip around the South Island and she's a convert.
New backcountry hut built in honour of conservationist
An ardent advocate for the environment, the late Andy Dennis now has a home in South Westland, on the Mataketake Range.
Ghost towns and shipwrecks: Why every Kiwi should tour the West Coast
When it comes to heritage, the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery.
Get away from the crowds: Five off-the-beaten-track hikes to discover
If you don’t want to worry about the crowds but also experience Aotearoa at its most raw and picturesque, then here are five day-walks and overnight tracks.