Top Spots in Otago
Don't forget, come Sunday 6 April it's time to roll the clocks back an hour.
The Great Cycle Challenge
We're following Del and Cindy Henley, two adventurous 73 year old Kiwis embarking on a 3000+km cycle challenge from Adelaide to Brisbane. Long since retired, we hope their amazing adventure is an inspiration for all Kiwis to get out and explore, perhaps starting on their own doorstep. Read more
Kerosine Creek tucked away between Rotorua and Taupo -- natural hot water stream, perfect for a soak.
10 of the best!
We look back at the best things in March that made us smile, think and spark inspiration.
We've created a section just for you to help make the most of your Kiwi adventure. Read more
Feijoa & Dark Choc
Waste not, want not. We make the most of the feijoa season and create a tangy cake with bite.
We get inspired by an organic cafe courtyard that typifies 'make-do genuis' with industrial chic and sensible shoes. Read more
Infused chilli oil
Drizzled over crostini, adding heat to a winter hot pot or for a zingy dressing, infused chilli oil is delicious.
Oh the games we played
Some of us will fondly recall a childhood, not so long ago, where games were games with rules that were invented along the way, where knees were undoubtedly going to be skinned, and 'being bored' just wasn't an option.
Sets had to be constructed, models glued, scenarios invented..... Read more
It survived its first harvest. Not looking quite like it does on the seed packet, we did learn a thing or two. Read more
One of the simplest toys to make. Odds are every child has made one at some point – or have they?Read more
Rediscovering screen free play
Hitting headlines and making a few of our own....keep updated with progress on our campaign. Read more
You'll need to be patient as it takes time, but growing onions is one of the easiest backyard veges to grow. Read more
Rhubarb Crumble takes the cake
Like Marmite, love it or hate it - we rediscover why rhubarb's making a come-back.
We chat about heaps of play ideas that don't involve batteries or chargers, and can fit in your pocket!
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!
Our recommended top spots, road trips, and reviews of selected commercial experiences. Podcasts available too.
Rediscover things to do in your own backyard, literally! Get inspired, chill out, find your creative streak or encourage some family DIY. We rediscover first hand.
We bring you thousands of things to do in New Zealand.
Born 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