New Zealand

A Walk on the Wild Side. With Wine

Transport might be the tricky bit about this itinerary; hire companies don’t like cars left down south, and you might just be too late in the year to take the east coast train. So my trip is based on travelling by bus. Day 1: Take the ferry from Welly. If the weather is fine, and you travel well at sea, the scenery is stunning, especially as you enter Queen Charlotte Sound. Look out for mari...

72 Hours to Discover Auckland’s Secrets

Auckland is a city of stunning contrasts: a cool, cosmopolitan cityscape around the bustling harbours of the “City of Sails”; wild and windswept west coast beaches; exotic native rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges; and the laid-back luxury of island wineries. For a weekend escape that takes you away from typical tourist traps, I’d recommend combining “further afield” ...