By Elle Kirsten
A green volcanic cone is never far from view whenever you are in Auckland.
By @Andres Veres
Piha is a scenic black-sand surf beach on the rugged coast west of Auckland, renowned for its rugged beauty.
Explore a native rainforest and natural treasures like Kitekite Falls just 40 minutes west of Auckland's city centre.
Another natural jewel in New Zealand's crown, Cathedral Cove is one of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches and a fantastic spot for kayaking.
Dig your own natural spa pool metres from the Pacific Ocean at world-famous Hot Water Beach.
Voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, New Chums Beach in The Coromandel region is only accessible by foot.
Relax in the naturally heated waters of Kerosene Creek, Rotorua, where hot spring and freshwater stream meet.
Get up close to spectacular geysers and colourful crater lakes, relax in a mud bath or enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream.
Reached only by boat or kayak, the Mine Bay Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo are a sight to behold.
Taupo is known for its lively geothermal activity. Make the most of it with a soak in a naturally-heated mineral pool or a treatment at a health spa.
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