Wellington / Wairarapa

New Zealand has some fabulous DOC lodges and cabins, each surrounded by beautiful scenery and offering a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors
Jackie Norman sold her home in 2016, bought a motorhome and embarked on full-time life on the road with her husband, Gareth. This issue, she visits scenic Whitireia Park in Porirua, Wellington.
Jacqui Gibson was one of a lucky few at the opening of Martinborough’s new premium dark-sky experience. She got an eyeful of the solar system and a glimpse into the region’s push to become an International Dark Sky Reserve.
New Zealand’s wind-swept capital is walkable and chock-full of things to do, see, eat and drink for the wild-at-heart. Writer Jacqui Gibson lays out an itinerary for a weekend escape.