The township of Opononi is testament to the adage, ‘less is more’. With a population of less than 700 and just a handful of shops, this is a place you can catch your breath, unwind, reconnect with nature, and enjoy simple pleasures. Claire Smith visits this northern gem.
Ten minutes outside of Russell lies a cornucopia of delights, where nature thrives, and flora and fauna run abundant. MCD editor Catherine Milford encounters trails of every kind, from human walking ones to special ones for the indigenous wildlife.
Along this beautiful harbour you’ll find spectacular kauri, and communities that retain a special character, writes Heather Whelan.
Scottish immigrants found an ideal setting in Waipu; locals and holidaymakers feel the same way. Heather Whelan discovers more about this idyllic Northland town
The steady climb through native bush on Mount Manaia and other rocky peaks will reward you with exhilarating sea views, writes Eleanor Hughes