Beaches
Beaches
Whether you're all about catching those waves or more partial to relaxing back in the sand with a good book, there’s a beach out there for everyone - surfers and sunbathers. Pack a towel and some jandals for the classic beach holiday experience - just don't forget the sublock.
Waikato

A beach resort with a heated lagoon ... in Hamilton

Australia

How to choose the perfect Australian island for you

Australia

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.

Auckland

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.

Bay of Plenty

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.

Environment

NZ's coastal drowning statistics are getting worse, not better

Wellington

Beer, dogs and surf: Why you should visit Wellington's beach suburb escape

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Beaches

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.

23/2/2021
Nelson Tasman

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.

23/2/2021
Nelson Tasman

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.

15/2/2021
Beaches

We need beach access for everyone, and that includes people with a disability

OPINION: For many New Zealanders, a dip in the ocean on summer days is a simple pleasure but for some, it is simply life-changing.

11/2/2021
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty's hidden hot water beach

“Some people come just to tick it off their hot water beach bucket list. They’ve been to all the ones on the mainland. This is the most unique.”

5/2/2021
Road trips

Secrets of the South Island's greatest road trip

This road trip offers stunning mountainscapes, untouched beaches, rare wildlife, lush rainforest and towns that are full of rustic charm.

24/1/2021
Pacific Islands

Five Fiji resorts we've been dreaming about

As borders begin to open, never has the thought of a tropical island holiday been so tempting.

18/1/2021
NZ Travel

How to have an island holiday in NZ

Take your pick of what sort of summer holiday you might enjoy depending on which offshore island you head to.

3/1/2021