Leap over loveliness

Crammed in a small plane nearing 4m above the “gorgeously rustic” Bay of Islands, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Steve McKenna is about to throw himself out into the blue. “Peering out of a little window, I see turquoise seas breaking on white sandy coves set against a land of ludicrously lush rolling green hills. While some thrill seekers prefer to skydive over the dramatic scenery of Lake Taupo or Queenstown, I can’t think of a nicer, easier-on-the-eye place to leap from a plane for the first time.”


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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…