On The Road

New Zealand’s five best alternative road trips are included in a Lonely Planet feature this month. From a Caitlins penguin drive to Auckland’s newest winemaking area east of Warkworth, author Brett Atkinson recommends experiencing New Zealand at “your own pace”. Atkinson suggests staying overnight “in sleepy Kaka Point so you can spy yellow-eyed penguins and blue penguins returning at dusk to nearby Roaring Bay after a day’s fishing.” Another suggested drive begins in Dargaville and follows SH12 north – with a diversion to the sand dune-shrouded Baylys Beach – Waipoua Forest, the home of colossal kauri, Tane Mahuta.


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Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Auckland’s Symonds Street Cemetery is another New Zealand landmark included on travel site, Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura writes: “One of Auckland’s oldest cemeteries was partially demolished during the construction of a major…