Richly blessed with flippered and feathered possibilities, the volume and variety of wildlife huddled on Otago Peninsula is like a candy factory for twitchers. We start at Taiaroa Head, home to the Northern Royal Albatross colony before checking out the eco-tourism business, Nature’s Wonders.
When you’ve had your fill of Dunedin’s natural wonders, it’s the city’s cultural treasures that enthral people. We profile Larnach Castle, Olveston and for something wildly eccentric, the Natural Mystery Museum.
Wellington is likely to be a popular destination this summer. It’s condensed and compact layout accentuates its vitality. We preview what’s happening at Te Papa, take you to Zealandia and check out some on-trend eats and drinks in Welly.
Kapiti Island broods off the coastline like a hulking floating fortress. Its silhouette is so striking. The natural riches are superb where you’ll trees groaning under the weight of several dozen kereru. Dipping into the island’s human history is equally rewarding with Kapiti Island Nature Tours.