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Kaikōura: Adventures Wild & Inspiring

Journey to Kaikōura, a town celebrated for wildlife encounters, breathtaking vistas, and delicious seafood.


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Bay of Plenty: Beauty & Tradition

Explore a diverse region, where Māori culture and geothermal wonders are on full display.
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Nelson Tasman: The Art of Living

Discover an inspiring and beautiful region and its vineyards, art towns and a stunning national park.
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Reflections: New Zealand's Welcoming Spirit

Join National Geographic Travel's cultural explorers as they reflect on the country's unique and genuine hospitality.

In pictures

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Up close and personal: Kaikōura's wild shores
New Zealand's Pacific Coast teems with amazing animals and scenery
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Wonder and wisdom in the Bay of Plenty
Sacred places and geothermal landscapes define this diverse North Island region
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The art of living on New Zealand's South Island
An exhibition of the good life awaiting discovery in Nelson and Abel Tasman
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Portraits of New Zealand
Meet a people as varied as their landscapes
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My New Zealand Story
In New Zealand, the warm way of welcoming someone is known as manaakitanga; an indigenous Māori concept representing a unique style of hospitality, generosity and kindness. For this hashtag challenge #mynewzealandstory we asked the Your Shot community to share with us images and stories that showcase the intangible things that make New Zealand such a special place. It's not just the epic landscapes that stay with you, it's the way you feel when you're there.

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Breakout - Kaikōura Dolphins

This Pacific Coast region teems with wildlife as National Geographic Travel writer Heather Greenwood Davis discovers.
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Breakout - The Nelson market

Join National Geographic Travel writer Heather Greenwood Davis as she meets the artisans in Nelson's legendary market.
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Breakout: Abel Tasman National Park

Go with National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen as she explores the South Island's Abel Tasman National Park.

Top Articles Picks

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Top eco-adventures in Kaikōura

Wildlife encounters and friendly locals make for an unforgettable visit on New Zealand's Pacific Coast.
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Inspiring New Zealand encounters

Meet the winemakers, artisans, and artists working amidst the beauty of the Nelson Tasman region.
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Insightful North Island experiences

Learn about ancient forces and sacred traditions in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty.
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A welcome beyond words

5 ways to meet the locals in New Zealand. A feeling of being looked after, that manifests itself in little day-to-day details.
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5 Instagram-worthy New Zealand scenes

Capture the country’s beauty from sunrise to sunset.
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Our correspondent finds a warm welcome in unexpected places

Our correspondent finds a warm welcome in unexpected places

Top video picks

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Breakout: Bay of Plenty - Pōwhiri

Experience the power behind a traditional Māori welcome ceremony at Mataatua Marae.
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Breakout: Bay of Plenty - Hāngi

Join National Geographic cultural explorers and friends for a traditional feast on the North Island's Bay of Plenty.
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Breakout: Bay of Plenty - Carving

Learn the secrets of Māori woodcarving when illustrator Christoph Niemann visits New Zealand’s National Wood Carving School.