How to save for (and spend on) an OE

Dreamed of travelling long term, but at a loss about how to afford it? Here's how Kristin Hall and her partner managed it (spoiler: involves a lot of brown rice and cabbage).

Mid-jungle meltdowns and Angolan ghost-poopers: An epic African voyage

Summer journeys: FOMO drove Kristin Hall to join her adventurous partner on a road trip from Ireland to South Africa.

Girl on a train: How the TranzAlpine made me at last notice New Zealand

The third instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

Girl on a train: to the edge of the world on the Interislander and Coastal Pacific

The second instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

Travel Archive

In the footsteps of Captain Corelli: A pilgrimage for the book that transfixed 15-year-old me

Lily Richards takes an epic trip to the setting of Captain Corelli's Mandolin – the book that saved her from herself. 

Girl on a train: the pure joy of nothingness on the Northern Explorer

The first instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

Six great reasons to visit the Far North this summer

From golden beaches to lush kauri bush, a list of all you need to know before you explore Te Tai Tokerau this summer. 

Five ways to fall in love with the Coromandel

The Coromandel Peninsula is a magic geographical cul-de-sac. Here's how to explore this stunning part of our backyard.

Five essential tips for visiting Taranaki this summer

With its snow-capped mountain, black sand beaches and rich arts culture, Taranaki is a region absolutely bursting with hidden gems.

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #101: The overnight Sleeper bus from Wellington to Auckland

Alex Braae reviews a night spent on the Intercity overnight sleeper bus getting from Wellington to Auckland.

Top of the List: five of Nelson’s must-try attractions

Sunshine capital? Check. Rich artisan tradition? Check. Incredible sausages? That’s a big check. We’ve put together a list of all you need to know before you explore the truly gorgeous Nelson region this summer. 

Pest control advice from a tiny Canadian town: Get stuffed

A small Canadian town has the weirdest answer to its pest problem – a museum of stuffed and costumed animal dioramas that has become a cult tourist attraction.

A five part guide to the perfect Central Otago summer break

There’s so much more to Central Otago than ski slopes and luxury lodges. We’ve put together a list of all you need to know before you explore this stunning part of our backyard this summer this summer. 

How to save for (and spend on) an OE: Travel tips and tricks from a tight-arse

Dreamed of traveling long term, but at a loss about how to afford it? Here's how Kristin Hall and her partner managed it (spoiler: involves a lot of brown rice and cabbage).

How to have an extremely large weekend in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay prides itself on good food and wine, pristine art deco buildings and having two Countdown supermarkets right across the road from each other. Alex Casey spent a weekend in the region to see just how much of it she could see. 

A short list of reasons for Aucklanders to envy Melbourne’s food scene

Auckland is great – but, argues Catherine McGregor, Melbourne's restaurants, cafes and bars still have the edge.