Exploring The North

Cathedral Cove, “the looming limestone archway seen in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” was one of the scenic spots The Tribune’s Sarah Linn stopped at on her tour of New Zealand. “Travelling along State Highway 25, we saw lush tree ferns, lofty kauri trees and golden-flowered Scotch broom. Black-and-white tui flitted through a leafy pohutukawa grove,” Linn describes. “At Hot Water Beach, located between Tairua and Whitianga, visitors can dig their own steaming spas during low tide.” In Wellington, Linn and her husband “wined and dined in the hip Cuba Street neighbourhood.” “We also spent a windy afternoon exploring the beautiful Botanic Garden and Bolton Street Memorial Park, final resting place for several city pioneers.”

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