Water sports
Water sports
With its vast coastline stretching from sub-tropical to sub-Antarctic, its inland lakes and spectacular rivers, gulfs and fiords, sounds and islands, Aotearoa is defined by its relationship to the water. You don't have to travel far to make the most of these incredible watery playgrounds.
North America

This is an avant-garde sculpture park with a difference ... it's all underwater

The concept off Miami, US is described as "a seven-mile (11.2km) underwater public sculpture park, snorkel trail and artificial reef”.


Reliably sexy: The world's 10 most amazing lagoons

While travel may still be a little way off, you can still dream of escaping to these beauties.

Nelson Tasman

Abel Tasman tourism operators staying afloat through the doldrums

Kiwis are making their way to Abel Tasman National Park, but their self-sufficiency is putting a strain on kayak companies and guided tour operators.

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Inside NZ's hidden hot spring heated by a geyser


10 things you can only do in Christchurch

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Nelson Tasman

One of NZ's strangest rock formations

Affectionately known as Splapple, Split Apple Rock is a unique destination in the Nelson Tasman region.

Central Otago/Lakes

Have the need for speed? This thrill ride's for you

We skimmed over just 10cm of water in places, reaching speeds of up to 90kmh.


24 Hours in Oban, Stewart Island

This bush-clad island offers something for everyone, from walking, fishing, snorkelling and cycling to jade carving.


Taking a paddle to history and conservation

You'll not only learn about the area's past, you'll be helping secure its future.


Motukorea/Browns Island: Mt Eden's views without the crowds

This isn’t just a tour, it’s a veritable history lesson. and it's only an hour's kayak away from Auckland.


A Great Barrier Island tour with the locals

It's obvious the sustainable future of Auckland's farthest-flung island is in very safe hands.


How to travel the world without leaving New Zealand

One region in New Zealand is home to a castle, pyramids, a cloud forest, and even Melbourne-style eateries. In Dunedin, you can travel around the world without the jetlag.

Back Your Backyard

The 12-hour guide to Raglan

Well-known as a mecca for surfers and wanna-be-surfers, Raglan exudes that beachy, barefoot vibe in spades.