Updated: 06-Sep-2014 06:19 PM
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BEST OF AUGUST
Best snow, best classic Kiwi tourism, best play idea, best photo contribution, best free activities....we look back on August and enjoy the last days of winter for 2014.

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Craters of the Moon
A popular pick last month, this natural geothermal valley is well worth a visit - just outside Taupo.
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A-Z of Free things to do in Auckland
Compiled ourselves, this A-Z has enough free activities to keep you entertained for ages. Read more
Te Atatu Walkway
Great for bikes, scooters, mountain buggies and casual walkers - and some wonderful peace and quiet. Read more

TE WAIHAU SPRINGS (aka BLUE SPRINGS)
Dust off your walking shoes and head along the Te Waihou Walkway, just shy of Tirau. Walk via farmland and native busy and check out the famous Blue Springs with crystal blue waters. A delightful spot. Perfect with spring coming.

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Ruakaka Wildlife Refuge
Check out the native dotterel and oyster catchers, surrounded by beach and dunes. Read more

Latest Podcast
Listen to the latest audio blog - Ohinemuri Estate (winemaking in the Waikino) and a selection of sound bites. Listen here
New Zealand
International Visitors
Here's a section just for you to help make the most of your Kiwi adventure.
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Blue Springs

Find things to do: for free, on rainy days, for an adventure, child friendly, or just the thrill of it. NZ is one big Kiwi playground so, go play!

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Go Read

Our recommended top spots, road trips, and reviews of selected commercial experiences. Podcasts available too.

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Put the jug on, take off your shoes and read-up on Kiwi life: lifestyle blogs, media releases and snapshots of our real New Zealand.  
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Rediscover

Rediscover a month of Sundays. Get inspired, find your creative streak or immerse yourself in some fun DIY. All new blog!
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Julie Crean - EditorBorn and bred in New Zealand, Julie has an inbuilt love for the outdoors which magically seems to be part of any Kiwi’s DNA. Combining her passion for exploring and writing, along with healthy lashings of humour and insect repellent, PlanMyPlay was inevitable. Endless notes and untold photos were finally put to good use, resulting in more than 2000 things to do and see in New Zealand, plus numerous ideas to keep you entertained and occupied at home. Read more