City on the Edge of the Pacific

“Nestled in tree-covered hills at the head of a spectacular harbour, Dunedin’s rise to prominence as the gateway to the Otago region came with the discovery of gold at Gabriel’s Gully, to the south-west, in 1861,” Sebastian Kretz writes in a travel piece for Monsters & Critics. “The subsequent gold rush not only led to a rapid influx of population but the region’s wealth also saw the construction of some superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, including First Church, Larnach Castle, Olveston and the Dunedin railway station. The city on the Pacific is also a centre for ecotourism thanks to the world’s only mainland royal albatross colony and several penguin and seal colonies.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…