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Main geyser in the thermal park

Rotorua: fun at any time of year

Destination: Rotorua

Rotorua is probably the most popular tourist destination in New Zealand, but that's no reason for the discerning traveller to miss it out - in this case you should follow the crowd.

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Sadhbh and pre-shave bunny

To sail, cave or bunny-shave? Hop around Auckland!

by Sadhbh

Destination: Auckland

Forget Lord of the Rings, a trip to New Zealand isn't an epic quest. With the Bay of Islands and the dark caves of Waitomo nearby, a quick Auckland visit can pack in a lot

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Auckland waterfront

Head for the heights in Auckland

by Harry B

Destination: Auckland

The Auckland landscape is dominated by dormant volcanoes, affording a convenient and inexpensive way to take in the striking views of New Zealand’s largest city and its maritime environment

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Peppers Martinborough Hotel

Martinborough: where small is beautiful

Destination: Martinborough

The tiny New Zealand town of Martinborough is a great place to spend a few days eating and drinking

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West Coast, South Island

Carry on campervanning: on the road in New Zealand

Destination: New Zealand

Campervanning in New Zealand is the most flexible way to see the country's spectacular landscape, while combining your wheels, bedroom and dining room in one nifty package!

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Slope Point

Chilling out in New Zealand's far south

by Harry B

Destination: Invercargill

While New Zealand's South Island tourists' flock to Queenstown and Fiordland, the Southern Scenic Route leads to a haven of peace and quiet on the Catlins coast

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The coastline near Raglan, the Waikato. Credit: Stephen Witherden

Chris Coubrough's Waikato, New Zealand

by Chris C

Destination: Hamilton

For a chef like me, the Waikato region of North Island, New Zealand, is an ideal destination. A benign climate and rich soil guarantee great produce, there's a vibrant café culture – and you can surf…

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Emerald Lakes and Red Crater

Otherworldly walking on New Zealand's Tongariro Crossing

Often hailed as the world’s best one-day walk, the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand goes through positively Martian scenery, with active volcanic vents and multi-coloured lakes en route

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Picton Harbour

Delivering the post: Picton

Destination: Picton

Dogs, dolphins and post-bags; an unlikely combination which adds up to a boat trip with a difference! Delivering the post to remote residences in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand included all three

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Maori carving at the start of State Highway 35

Go east: the wild side of New Zealand's North Island

Destination: North Island

Escape the crowds on New Zealand's North Island and head east to discover rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches, spectacular lakes and authentic Maori culture

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