Travellers’ Top Spots

New Zealand took second place after Italy in a Condé Nast Traveler readers’ poll for best destination in the world. Each country was given a mark out of 100, with Italy scoring 95.55 and New Zealand 95.18. Air New Zealand was named second-best airline for long-haul leisure travel and also as having the best in-flight catering of all the long-haul carriers. Luxury Glenorchy hotel Blanket Bay was named the best leisure hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific, with Taupo’s Huka Lodge, the Wairarapa’s Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers also making the top 20.


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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…