Travel

Mount Ruapehu, skiing, New Zealand

A Lifetime Love Affair with Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu has been a special place for Liz French since she was a child and she has spent some ...
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Sailing away for the winter: Tonga aboard a yacht

focus writer Carol Garden is spending this winter in Tonga aboard a yacht. She tells us how her sailing life ...
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Magnificent Kaikoura. Yes, it’s open!

“Yes, we’re open.” We’re so used to seeing these words everywhere in our daily life that they might sound insignificant ...
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A round trip on the Routeburn Track

Walking the Routeburn Track had been on my to-do list for a long time – ever since doing the Milford ...
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Meandering Through the Motu Road Trail

You can cycle the Motu Road Trail in a day, all 70 or so kilometres of it, plus the extra ...
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Terrific Taranaki has a lot to offer

Recently named second best region in the world by travel guide Lonely Planet, after a brief visit, it’s easy to ...
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Summer on the Tarawera Trail

It was a fab day for a 50th! A group of us joined our friend the birthday girl on a ...
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A multi-day Kayaking Expedition on Doubtful Sound

In contrast to the more famous, more accessible and busier Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound – deep in the heart of ...
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Riding the Otago Central Rail Trail

At 8am our Tuatara Tours bus eased out of Christchurch, heading south towards Geraldine. In our party of ten I ...
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Have toddler will travel – How to travel with a baby

In the past when I decided to travel I could leave as fast as my fingers could book a plane ...
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River crossing

Family hiking in Nelson Lakes National Park

There was ice on the car windscreen when we emerged from the tent…in the middle of summer. OK, so admittedly, ...
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Te Puia

5 FREE things to do in Rotorua

1. Kerosene Creek Rotorua is renowned for relaxing in hot springs. You can enjoy the many hot pools and spas ...
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