The Complete Package

NZ’s largest city is described as having “new wind in its sails” in a US travel feature. Once the jumping-off point for further exploration of NZ, Auckland has become a worthy destination in its own right, thanks to its stunning natural setting and post-America’s Cup urban rejuvenation. The travel piece focuses on Auckland’s outlying islands and peninsulas: Devonport, Waiheke, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Kawau, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuihe and Great Barrier Island. “From the jewel-box Ferry Building, a colorful miniature of San Francisco’s, you can set forth for Auckland’s real treasures: the maritime villages and islands of the Hauraki Gulf,” writes author Jeanne Cooper. “They offer a taste of everything for which other parts of New Zealand are known: spectacular landscapes, outdoor adventure, well-regarded wineries and charming colonial architecture. The views of the city and other islands along the way are reason enough to take a ride.”


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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…