Walks, Wine & Weka

Financial Times travel writer Nick Haslam heads to Marlborough, where he walks the famed Queen Charlotte Track, meets a weka, sips wine at Furneaux Lodge, and circumnavigates Mabel Island via kayak. The journey ends on a rocky outcrop overlooking the entrance to the Sounds (“A heart-stopping maze of islands and fjords”), with the North Island’s hills clear in sight: “It would be hard to find a more dramatic place to spend our last night in New Zealand.”


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Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

“Dunedin has long had a reputation in New Zealand as the country’s avant garde student haven, a gritty post-industrial city now home to artists, musicians, academics and more than a handful…