Road-tripping in Style

Condé Nast writer takes a “wholly enchanting” tour of the North Island behind the wheel of a BMW 745Li – dubbed the All Black “in honour of New Zealand’s brutal and beloved national rugby team.” Highlights on the circular trip from Auckland to Cape Reinga to Ruapehu and back include the spectacular public toilets at Kawakawa (designed by Austrian artist and Edge inductee, Frederick Hundertwasser), the Beach Lodge at Cooper’s Beach (“where the only sounds are the flutelike song of tui birds and the soft percussion of the waves rolling in”), Tane Mahuta (“it has a tangible gravity, a hallowed presence”), and plumbing the primordial depths at Waitomo.


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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…