New Zealand

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A birdwatching trip back in time: ‘What pre-mammal New Zealand would’ve been like’
Just outside Dunedin, kākā chatter, ancient lizards hatch their eggs, and baby kiwis fatten up to fighting weight in a predator-free sanctuary

Kate Hennessy

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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New Zealand seeks a greener kind of tourism as it reopens borders after Covid
Spots like Milford Sound that once ‘heaved’ with visitors recovered their tranquillity during lockdown – and ministers hope to keep it that way

Tess McClure in Milford Sound

30, Apr, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Around the globe, across the pond: New Zealand destinations that feel like a world tour
As the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens, there’s no need to look north for ski chalets, onsens or hip city breaks

Kate Shuttleworth

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Prepare the bubble! New Zealand travel, recommended by Kiwis
As Australians and New Zealanders anticipate the long-awaited ‘travel bubble’, eight Kiwi locals tell us where to go when the Covid curtain lifts

Kate Hennessy

06, Apr, 2021 @4:59 AM

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I used to shrug off the beauty of New Zealand. Then I drove from the top to the bottom
State Highway One runs from the North Island to the South. It cured Sam Coley of homesickness – and changed his understanding of home

Sam Coley

01, Sep, 2020 @1:49 AM

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Life after lockdown in New Zealand: a night out in Wanaka
After a strict seven weeks of confinement, the atmosphere in the resort town’s reopened bars varies from restrained to raucous

Eleanor Ainge Roy

25, May, 2020 @4:09 PM

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Bellbirds, books and baroque architecture: visiting New Zealand’s oldest city Dunedin
The South Island destination has gothic buildings and golden beaches, with plenty of wildlife, delicious food and live music

Eleanor Ainge Roy

05, Jul, 2019 @10:00 PM

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Mystic river: Canoeing a living entity in New Zealand
The Whanganui is so important in Maori culture it has the legal rights of a person. A canoe trip along its forested valley proves a great way of getting to know it

Peter Carty

26, Feb, 2019 @6:30 AM

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New Zealand's Coastal Pacific railway back on track after Kaikoura earthquake
South Island’s scenic Christchurch to Picton rail journey reopens on Saturday after earthquake damage led to closure in 2016

Antonia Wilson

30, Nov, 2018 @1:07 PM

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Mount Taranaki: will the New Zealand peak’s ‘living person’ status bring respect?
The North Island mountain is to get the same rights as a human being and, amid environmental concerns, the Māori hope this means tourists treat it with care

Phoebe Smith

05, Jun, 2018 @5:30 AM

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The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island
The off-grid island 90km off the coast of Auckland is a Dark Sky Sanctuary ideal for star gazing – and the views by day are heavenly too

Chris Hall

20, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Jacinda Ardern asks why New Zealand is left off world maps in new tourism campaign
Video shows the prime minister and NZ comedian Rhys Darby questioning why the nation has been omitted from so many maps

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

02, May, 2018 @5:26 AM

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