48 hours in Mackenzie Country
Discover some of the best ways to spend a weekend in this scenic basin between Christchurch and Queenstown.
Mountain high: Why Ruapehu should be on your travel wish-list
No matter the season, spending a few days breathing in the fresh alpine air of the Ruapehu region will help you relax and reset.
Weekend tremors a sign Ruapehu's crater lake is heating up
Over the course of three months the temperature of Te Wai ā-moe has cooled from 41C to 20C. Last week its temperatures started to rise again.
Three of the best things to do in Blenheim
Coastal forest tracks, aviation heritage exhibitions and wine tasting.
Routeburn for a day: A good walk improved
A guided day walk on the Routeburn Track can give you a richer taste of alpine wonders.
Inside Richie and Gemma McCaw's secret bush escape
We go behind-the-scenes as Gemma and Richie McCaw explore Fiordland, and reveal that even though they're elite athletes, they're not so different from the rest of us.
Trampers v skiers in Mt Ruapehu parking stoush
Critics say new 'VIP' parking on Mt Ruapehu is 'akin to restricting access to Muriwai Beach or Hagley Park.'
Great South eyes Dark Sky Park for Fiordland
Southland could soon be home to the second-largest Dark Sky Park in the world if an application for Dark Sky accreditation for Fiordland is successful.
When Hollywood meets the Hollyford
It is day three before I learn that I am walking in the footsteps of Hollywood megastar Harrison Ford.
Once-in-a-lifetime chance to see giant icebergs floating on a glacial lake
One of the country's most spectacular trips, floating among icebergs on Tasman Lake, has an exclusive deal to attract more domestic tourists.
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.
Tongariro: Why you should visit NZ's first National Park
Born from the extremes of a still-active volcanic history, Tongariro National Park is a year-round adventurers' destination.
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.
A guide to Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Welcome to Glacier Country, where two of the planet's most accessible glaciers are the backdrop to bushwalking, kayaking and helicopter adventures.
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.