Let us take you on the road less travelled to discover some of New Zealand's best hidden gems.
Built in 1930 the Motueka Salt Water Baths may have been the first-ever infinity pool the world has ever seen. Aim to visit high tide in the early morning or sunset and there’s a good chance that you’ll have it completely to yourself, so you can practice your walking on water.
At 1203m Mt Stokes is the highest point in the Marlborough Sounds and is an incredible spot for a different perspective of an unreal setting. Follow the track up through the forest before emerging in a sub-alpine environment. Keep an eye out for Powelliphanta, a giant carnivorous snail found only in New Zealand.
Found in New Plymouth, the Len Lye Centre(opens in new window) is the home to Len Lye's (pioneering filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet) collection of multi-media artwork. Displaying experimental film and kinetic art, the centre offers a unique view into Modernism.
The third island in New Zealand’s main chain, Stewart Island is remote, beautiful, and often overlooked by visitors. Stewart Island is home to one of New Zealand’s Great Walks the Rakiura Track and is one of the best places to view kiwi in the wild. It is also known for its spectacular night skies, having received International Dark Sky Sanctuary status by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).
Only a one-hour drive from central Auckland, Gibbs Farm showcases an array of large-scale outdoor sculptures in the Kaipara Harbour. It's worth noting that it's only accessible by prior appointment through their website(opens in new window).
One of New Zealand’s lesser-known overnight walks, The Cape Brett Track is an advanced hike that rewards walkers with dramatic coastal views. The 16km walk (one way) passes through native bush and the bookable hut(opens in new window) is a great place to stay the night before heading back the next day.