Exhilarating adventure, active volcanoes and glorious art deco can be found along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Step back in time in Napier, one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. When the city was flattened by an earthquake in 1931, it was rebuilt in the style of the times; geometric shapes, sunbursts and simple, clean lines. Treat yourself to a vintage car tour of the city to relive the glamour of the jazz era.
Bring a spade (or hire one from the local cafes) and dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach, where naturally-heated mineral water bubbles beneath the golden sand. After digging out your own DIY spa, all that's left is to do is sit back, relax and listen to the thundering waves just metres away.