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@Smiths Farm Holiday Park

Ten awesome places for families to camp in Marlborough

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 (t ...

Tutukaka Boat Rides, New Zealand @Tripadvisor

The patriotic tourist

Forget about the kilt that makes its appearance at various civic functions and the annual Christmas parade. I won’t tell anyone but it is definitely not ANZAC, it actually ...

@Through the lens in Tasman

Nine inspiring reasons to linger in the Tasman Village

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 wor ...

Wairoa Lighthouse, Wairoa, New Zealand @Hawke's Bay

Five things to do in Wairoa

Wairoa Lighthouse, Wairoa, New Zealand @Hawke's Bay A service town that supports the agricultural sector Wairoa is not usually viewed as a tourist destination. The town, simi ...

Buried village exacavted whare (Maori dwelling house), New Zealand

Rotorua Buried Village the story of the Tarawera Eruption

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 ende ...

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand

Rotorua Ohinemutu Heritage Village & St Faiths Church

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 li ...

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Zealand

Ten quirky Tararanki places worth a detour

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Zealand Taranaki is a treasure trove of New Zealand history reaching back over 1000 years with heritage Pa sites to explore, blockhouses f ...

Egmont National Park, New Zealand @Thousand Wonders

Ten outdoor things to do in New Plymouth

Cape Egmont Lighthouse, New Zealand @New Zealand The quiet province that is a detour. The place is a rounded bump on the east coast of the North Island, it is very easy to si ...

@Hollard Gardens

Ten Taranaki Gardens and Parks worth a detour

The ten gardens are both privately owned and public spaces for visitors to enjoy. Perhaps the private garden you have put at the top of your bucket list is not open. This me ...

Tokaanu Jetty, New Zealand @Love Taupo

Twelve places worth a detour Taupo & Central Plateau

Adrenaline thrills squeezing through hidden gorges to secret hot waterfall pools or floating down the Waikato to Ōtumuheke Stream hot mineral water is Taupo fun. Opepe Rese ...

Ten short easy Coromandel walks

Explore historic logging trails where kauri was extensively milled and gold mining relics. You have opportunities to swim beneath a waterfall or to walk among the giants of ...

@Oakura Beach Holiday Park@@

Ten perfect reasons to go camping in Taranaki

Summer holidays in Taranaki are defined by beaches and camping at the beach. New Plymouth, Fitzroy Beach, TOP10 and Belt Road Seaside are favourite destinations for generati ...

Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand @Stuff

Ten reasons to visit Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park & Karanganhake Gorge

Karangahake Gorge & Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park An area quietly slumbering in the valleys of the Coromandel. It is all too easy to keep on driving through the gorge ...

L&P Bottle, New Zealand @ The Coromandel

Ten things to do in Paeroa & Wahi

Wahi and Paeroa are fascinating with detours into gold mining history, the only active gold mine in the country and it has visitor tours, quirky shops and a spectacular fore ...


Let’s get the kids outside, five great walks for families

For locals with the summer to explore the Auckland region there are numerous opportunities to find a dune lake, a mature native forest, a Victorian landscaped park. For visi ...

Street art pacific theme, New Zealand

Coromandel Art Escape Weekend

The Coromandel art scene explodes with colour and vitality every year on art escape weekend. A great weekend road trip for culture fans and art collectors. ...

Four special places to visit in the Aongatete Forest, Kaimi Ranges Conservation Park

Volunteers the backbone of conservation, the passionate individual who gives time freely. This article is unashamedly promoting the work of the Aongatete Forest Trust. About ...

Michael Joseph Savage memorial gardens, New Zealand

Eight spectacular gardens to visit in Auckland

Free admission, picnics places for kids to run, jump, run and cartwheel. Places with shaded areas, contemplative spaces where the quiet engerises the soul. For locals your f ...

Kawakawa mural, New Zealand

Let’s go to Kawakawa and check out public toilets

Kawakawa is often bypassed by traffic on State Highway intent on reaching Northland. It is a mistake as it is the coolest place in New Zealand for its quirky cultural interp ...


Thirteen camping grounds in Waitangi Russell, Pahia and Kerikeri

@russelltop10 The heart of historic New Zealand, the site of early human occupation of Aotearoa NZ and the place where cultures meet, collided, got up to mischief and signed ...

Eight places to go camping on Banks Peninsula

New Zealand South Island Banks Peninsula is a perfect getaway from the crowds camping destination. There is the urban vibe of Akaroa if you need a coffee fix or simply a pla ...

Jubilee Park Boardwalk, Hamilton, New Zealand @Culture trip

Ten tips for a romantic holiday location on a budget

Romantic holidays are often promoted in glossy magazines and online as getaways to expensive luxury locations. The enticing scenes of tropical palms, drinks in hand and plat ...

Thames @The Coromandel, New Zealand

Muriwai Gannet Colony: day trip from Auckland

Muriwai Beach and the cliff top gannet colony day exploration. A day exploring Muriwai beach village, a relaxed walk on the beach and the highlight is the gannet colony. Con ...

Five exciting events happening in NZ this October

Spring is in full swing, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time for events and festivals. With school holidays, Halloween, and some beautiful ...

Hamilton hot air balloons

Five activities to brighten up your Hamilton trip

Hamilton is the underdog city in Aotearoa NZ. Banter, wry humour is often Hamilton’s calling card. Think again, New businesses are popping up, the food scene is booming, a ...


Twelve places to go camping in the Waikato and Central Plateau

Perhaps you want to pitch a tent and a powered site is not necessary. Or a little comfort is in order with a standard cabin together with an ensuite facility. Holiday parks ...

Tapotupotu conservation campsite, New Zealand @ Rankers NZ

Fourteen places to camp in the Far North (Northland)

Hokianga is an underdeveloped tourist destination without the flush of motels lining the small settlements. The Hokianga has a number of airBNB options however camping groun ...

Blue Heron Holiday Park, New Zealand @TripAdvisor

Eleven great camping grounds in Whangarei District

Whangarei is a family favourite for many kiwis. It is recommended forward bookings are arranged for the peak summer season. There are several beach front locations ideal for ...