Sunday, March 24, 2019

the way we EXPLORE

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.

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.

Whakatane – Staycation

Why go anywhere else when you can have an amazing holiday right here in our own backyard? Local JIM ROBINSON has drawn up the perfect itinerary for a weekend of adventuring in Whakatane.

Indonesia – Taking the Rough with the Smooth

Tim Rainger surfs, pretty much all the time. Haven written, photographed and published the famous Stormrider Surf Series, Tim is spending winter in Indonesia.

Lake Rotoiti – Cruise Control

“You don’t do this kind of thing to be a millionaire. We wanted to do it because it seemed like a great idea, and we chose the people we did it with because ...

The Maldives – The World’s Most Alluring Destination

Be mesmerised by the glory of The Maldives. It’s only once you’ve been to the Maldives that you understand what the fuss is all about...