Unwind at Mapua Wharf Relax and rejuvenate with a day at Mapua. The wharf is the hub of a vibrant visitor experience. Once the wharf housed apple stores and pack houses is now a bustling destination to while away
History buffs do not forget the treasure trove of information to be read on old gravestones. The reason for the death, from drowning in fast flowing rivers, diseases such as fever or childhoold ailments banished by modern medicine.
Ghost cottages, relics and abandoned machinery echoes of the gold rush days of the 1800's make Cromwell a magical place to explore the gold mining fever heritage of Otago. The reborn heritage precinct is the place to start. Cafes,
The secret coast aptly describes Northland’s quiet corners where the traffic whizzes by on its way to Pahia and Waitangi. New Zealand and Australia are awash with beaches, rocky pools, quiet shallow inlets, coral reefs, white sand sweeps with azure
Tutukaka is a detour, a place where water sports is a given visitor activity. Surf, kayak, dive sub-tropical waters in a protected marine environment or explore marine life in rock pools. Artists gravitate to Tutukaka coast for its
Motueka is a bustling regional centre for Nelson and a popular gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. A cafe culture, the holiday buzz and energy has developed into a comprehensive range of accommodation choices, boutique shops and an
Marlborough is a perfect family holiday location with its consistently warm summer temperatures. Ok, it’s New Zealand, and similar to Tasmania the weather is changeable (this is an excuse for a cool brisk shower) yet Marlborough in January and
A place that is quickly passed on the way to the glittering gold sands of Kaiteriteri beaches and beyond is a mistake. Ruby Bay Coast and the Tasman Bay Village is a gem worth a day or two taking
A working archaeological village is New Zealand’s Pompeii, a village buried under the ash and pyroclastic flow of the 1886 Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption. The eruption ended the lives of over 120 people as well as destroying settlements and villages.
Ohinemutu is a heritage village with occupation reaching back hundreds of years. The warm geothermal waters provided steam to cook, bath and heat houses. The village is a living community and a short flat 10 minute walk from