Five of New Zealanders’ favourite mountains

Whether you enjoy your mountains from the summit or from behind the lens of a camera at ground level, New Zealand has more than 100 mountains that reach heights of more than 2,400 metres (7,874 feet). Most of the country’s … Read More

25 great places to pick your own fruit

Every summer, New Zealand’s climate and fertile soil combines to help produce some of the world’s best fruits, especially berry fruits. Throughout the country, farms and orchards sell from the gate, farm shop or cafe on site, and many encourage … Read More

10 top cinemas to watch a movie

Among the string of chain-owned multi-screen cinema complexes, New Zealand still has some classic old theatres that provide more than just a seat, a bowl of popcorn and a couple of hours of escapism. The movie industry boomed in the … Read More

The 10 best places to fish in New Zealand

Whether you want to chase marlin in the Bay of Islands or use a fly to catch a trout in a lake, New Zealand can offer all types of challenge to keen anglers.  Deep seas, surf, rivers, streams and lakes … Read More

The best sausages in New Zealand

They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights. The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the … Read More

10 top water experiences in New Zealand

Northland’s Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is one of the best water adventures in New Zealand, says travel guide Lonely Plant. The Poor Knights reserve has received wide recognition for its beauty and range of dives. Aquatic legend Jacques Cousteau … Read More

Best milkshakes in New Zealand

As the world’s biggest exporter of milk products, it’s hardly surprising that Kiwis love to drink so much of it. They drink it neat, full fat, low fat, calcium-enriched or in any other number of ways. But milk comes into … Read More

Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best fish and chip shops have been identified through a series of national competitions, revealing the best fryers in six regions. The country’s Best Chip Shop competition reveals a national champion with the best fish and chip shops … Read More

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