Destinations

The little town of Tūrangi is well known for being an angler’s paradise. Claire Smith shares her childhood memories of trout fishing, adrenaline rides and some great Kiwi pies.
Banks Peninsula, southeast of Christchurch, is best known for the idyllic town of Akaroa. However, the Canterbury peninsula has so much more to offer. Lisa Jansen carves out a five-day itinerary that takes in some of the area’s many jewels.
A short detour from Dunedin lies Karitane, a peninsula that’s renowned not just for its rugged beauty, but also for its vital contribution to New Zealand. Alexia Santamaria combines city fun with some dramatic Kiwi history.
It took her a while to get there, but Vivienne Haldane discovers the walk to the lofty Bell Rock is more than just one of the many nature trails near Tutira in Hawke’s Bay.
Arrowtown might be tiny in size, but it packs a sizeable punch if you’re looking for beautiful scenery and a relaxed holiday vibe. Claire Smith checks out some of the great things to do while you’re there.
Of all the places in New Zealand, Auckland has arguably been hit hardest over the past two years. Multiple lockdowns in a city of over 1.7 million people has led to big changes for many – but Aucklanders are nothing if not a resilient lot. Catherine Milford discovers that with change comes evolution, and Tāmaki Makaurau has plenty to offer those visiting our biggest city.