Six Spots Bluelisted

Six NZ tourist attractions made Lonely Planet’s 2008 Bluelist, an annual collection of the world’s “hottest trends, destinations, journeys and experiences.” Jetboating Queenstown’s Shotover River is featured as one of the great river trips, Napier Prison Backpackers as one of the best places to sleep behind bars and Te Puke’s Big Kiwifruit represents Aotearoa on the Best ‘Big’! Things list. White Island joins the world’s best volcanoes, Nelson microbrewery the Mussel Inn the world’s best beer headquarters, and James Cook and Queen Charlotte Sound are listed alongside Erik the Red in Brattahlid (Greenland) and David Livingstone at Victoria Falls (Zambia & Zimbabwe) as the greatest Explorers and their Journeys. Lonely Planet’s 2008 Bluelist is on sale now.


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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…