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We feature some of the most exciting international travel destinations, as well as the Bay of Plenty’s best kept secrets, mini breaks across the country, city breaks, and fun family days out.

Fly Wanaka: Sky of the tiger

Rising up to the challenge of her nerves, our writer goes up, up and away over Wanaka.  WORDS CARLA...

What’s hot summer

Gonna soak up the sun? These finds will see you through the summer festivals and beyond. Pro platter: say ‘yes please’ to Barker’s Fruit for...

What’s Yum?

A round-up of our favourite things from the Bay and beyond. Collagen boost: fill your body with essential amino acids. mitchellsbonebroth.com Wise crack: no trees were harmed in the...
Boiling mud in Rotorua: Delilah Roper, Dusty Roper, Bella Rejthar, Sylvia Roper

A weekend in Rotorua: Canopy Tours, Scope Café and OGO!

We've said it before and we'll say it again. Rotorua = FUN. This time, we go and try out the new Ultimate Tour at...

Maldives: Which One Are You?

There are over a hundred resorts in the Maldives and about ten are being opened every year. Tiny, huge, luxurious, affordable, overwater, adults only:...
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Whakatāne’s Endless Summer

When everyone else is pulling on a hoodie and digging out their socks, Whakatāne locals are still very much enjoying tranquil waters, blue skies and lofty temperatures. We pick out some of the best things to do this autumn in the Eastern Bay.
Old Coach Oasis Glamping

Romantic weekend? Old Coach Oasis Glamping

UNO's creative director, Emma, takes her beau away for a romantic weekend at Old Coach Oasis Glamping, where she finds a little slice of paradise.​ WORDS...

Moreish Marrakesh

Stalls bursting with SILKS + LEATHER. MOROCCAN LAMPS dangling above your head. MOUNTAINS OF FRESH SPICES. Mingle with locals. TASTE HOMEMADE ALMOND PASTRIES, washed down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. A PLACE WHERE SOUNDS AND SMELLS COME TO LIFE.
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Glow Worm Kayak Tour with Waimarino

Have you ever seen glow worms? There's something utterly magical about seeing a glittering spread of blue-white tiny stars up close. According to one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides, Tom, they aren't so beautiful in the cold light of day.

Find Your Perfect Bay Of Plenty Camping Spot

Make this summer a holiday to remember with RV MEGA. Adventure with the comforts of home. Simply grab the family and hit the road!

The Editor’s Diary: Where HAVE You Been? 9 – 15 October

Ohhhhh Noosa! Is there anything more delicious at the tail end of winter than stepping into the soupy warmth of a tropical breeze? I think not.

Best Of The Bay Weekend (14-15 October)

Travel or plan your travels - that is what this weekend all about.