Heaven on Earth

“In the northwest corner of New Zealand – where craggy Pacific Ocean bluffs offer a panoramic view of the Cavalli Islands, sheep and cattle roam freely, and gently rolling hills are blanketed with thick totara forests – a spa sits tucked away from the rest of the world: Kauri Cliffs,” Nadine Jolie writes for Vanity Fair. “Part of the 6,000-acre Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, an American-owned-and-operated Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel and par-72 P.G.A. Championship golf course, the Kauri Cliffs Spa is a cozy hideaway featuring minute attention to detail. ‘We want to create a true escape for people,’ says spa manager Kim Hannan. Sitting on my private heated-stone porch, post-treatment … I was convinced that this remote spot must truly be heaven on earth.”


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Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

“Tokoroa uses public art to encourage tourists travelling between Hamilton and Taupo to stop and wander around,” online magazine and travel site Atlas Obscura writes about the North Island town of…