Why Nelson Lakes is New Zealand's best national park
OPINION: It might not boast the glamour attractions of others, but its beauty, birdlife and tranquillity more than make up for it.
Welcome to the wombat capital of the world
Maria Island lies off the coast of Tasmania, an hour’s drive from Hobart and a short boat trip from the little town of Triabunna.
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.”
Auckland: Three of the best volcanoes to climb
Dozens of volcanic cones punctuate the Auckland isthmus, here are three to visit.
Northland tracks close to help stop kauri dieback
The Bay of Islands tracks, including one to the Whangamumu whaling station, will close until the threat of kauri dieback can be reduced.
How a blind man walked the Milford Track
Neville Falconer couldn’t see the dramatic mountain passes, lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls. But he could feel them.
After 300km of tramping, was I now to fail at the final hurdle?
My months’ long mission to conquer six Great Walks was slipping between my pole blistered fingers.
When Hollywood meets the Hollyford
It is day three before I learn that I am walking in the footsteps of Hollywood megastar Harrison Ford.
Whakatāne: Where the sun always shines
Hang on to summer and play spot-the-kiwi in this charming region in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
A great Great Walk on Stewart Island/Rakiura
I hiked in the worst Stewart Island weather for the year. But protected in the forest, it was just a great adventure with a lot of wind, rain and mud.
Five walks around New Zealand every nature-lover should try
These beautiful paths are guaranteed to give you moments of awe.