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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.

5 things to do in… Wellington

Wellington is a wonderful place to visit again and again. No matter how many times you leave and come back, there is always something new to discover.

5 things to do in… the Coromandel

Hanging on to New Zealand’s magical North Island, the Coromandel Peninsula is most accurately described as paradise away from paradise. Are you ready to discover your own slice of heaven?

Hamilton, Insta-Tron!

Hamilton is one of our most Insta-perfect cities. We sent Alex and Kseniia for a day trip to scout out the best photo opportunities for social media.

Rotorua Staycation

We wanted a weekend away with our children, an antidote to screen time: adventure, laughing, and fun. And we didn’t want to spend ages travelling. So we took a staycation in Rotorua!

Ruapehu Mountain Hosts – Secret Powder Stash

Ruapehu Mountain Hosts enhance the ski experience for those new to the fields, wanting company or seeking fresh tracks.

Nathan Pettigrew kayaks from Auckland to Tauranga in four days

This summer I met BRENT BOURGEOIS, a well known Mount local. He had an idea to SUP from AUCKLAND to TAURANGA and asked if I wanted to come as support crew.

Amy Board and Pat Johnston travel America

Tauranga locals, Amy Board and Pat Johnston, take their three daughters Ellie (10), Celia (8) and Molly (4) on a year-long trip around America, the country of Pat’s birth.

The Best Family Holidays in Fiji

International jet-setting explorer and, in another life, Condé Nast Traveller writer, Nicky Adams has a whole new perspective on travel, given her permanent luggage of three small children.

5 things to do in Whakatane

Swimming with dolphins is a half-day trip in the vicinity of White Island (Whakaari) and Whale Island (Moutohorā).

Winter Wonderland – Lapland

The spiritual home of Christmas must be Lapland, it’s a fairytale place of human-height snowdrifts, Santa Claus, reindeer, hot cloudberry juice and the spectacular Northern Lights.

Walking Beauties

We have been flooded with people telling us they’d been over there to enjoy the walks, sunshine and ice creams. OK, OK, we get the picture, you like WALKING!

New Plymouth – The Coolest Small City in New Zealand

New Plymouth is an excellent choice for a city break without big city hassles: city culture, city cafés, city chic and city quirks – all in an easily digestible package.