Holiday on Kauri Coast

On the Coromandel Peninsula Metro UK reporter Kieran Meeke catches the Driving Creek Railway, a narrow-gauge railway line set up by local potter and conservationist Barry Brickell, who over the last 27 years has also planted 1, kauri seedlings in the area. Brickell started building the line so he could get clay for his pottery and wood for his kiln, and it is now the number one tourist attraction in the Coromandel. Meeke also explores an old gold mine shaft and savours a glow-worm display “shining like the Milky Way.” “The question of why anyone might spend their life in an office in London is one [Meeke’s guide] very politely doesn’t ask.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…