Not Just a Pretty Face

The Guardian urges travellers to make time for NZ’s urban centres, as well as its world-famous mountains, fjords and forests: “There are some excellent attractions, delicious restaurants, cool harbourside bars and an interesting architectural history if you know where to look.” Auckland highlights include the ferry ride to Devonport, the gothic splendour of Parnell’s Old St Mary’s church and the Saturday markets at Otara. Visitors to Wellington can’t go past Te Papa Tongarewa, gourmet cuisine at Smith the Grocer, Shed 5 and Logan Brown, and the 19th century wooden architecture peppering the CBD. Those heading to Christchurch should catch the Crusaders play at Jade Stadium, go punting on the Avon and take in the exhibitions at the new Te Puna o Waiwhetu art gallery.


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…