Golfer’s dream courses

The sister golf courses of Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers are included in a list of Toronto Star travel writer Ian Cruickshank’s “top five places that still need to be played.” “Kauri Cliffs teeters on the very edge of the Pacific, stretching out above the Bay of Islands. Cape Kidnappers on Hawkes Bay also rises above the shining Pacific, with fairways that trace ridges jutting deep into the ocean. Hawkes Bay, outside of Napier, is also New Zealand’s oldest wine-growing region and one of its most bountiful with more than 70 wineries. As the New Zealanders say — ‘Crikey Dick’ (translation: ‘Wow!’).”


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Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

American broadcaster CNN offers up an “insider’s guide to Aotearoa’s must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten-track gems”. Starting at the top of the North Island, CNN’s Lucy Corry recommends Cape Reinga where: “You’ll…