The clear, jade-green waters of Abel Tasman National Park, near Nelson on the island's northern coast, are so gorgeous that Tourism New Zealand built a major...more
Both central North Island and Northland have stunning national parks that are perfect for hiking, or tramping, as it's called here. The World Heritage Tongariro...more
The South Island has six multi-day Great Walks, all maintained by the Department of Conservation. They range from the remote and challenging 22-mile Rakiura...more
The aptly named (albeit oddly spelled) Fiordland, on the South Island's southwest coast, will look familiar to anyone who's seen Peter Jackson's Lord of the...more
Forget everything you know about swimming-pool "dolphin encounters"—nothing beats meeting these creatures in the wild. The channels and coves...more
Queenstown isn't known as the Adrenaline Capital of New Zealand for nothing. This village-turned–hot spot, which sits at the edge of mountain-surrounded...more
Author and angler Zane Grey put Northland's Bay of Islands on the map with his 1926 Tales of the Angler's Eldorado: New Zealand, about the monster fish he...more
North Islanders are big-time beachgoers, and the island's thousands of miles of coast give them plenty of thundering stretches and sheltered bays to choose...more
This Greek Revival museum, which sits atop the highest point of the sweeping Auckland Domain park, has the world's largest collection of Maori artifacts. Most...more
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