Auckland Islands: Visiting one of the last protected wilderness areas on earth; Liz Carlson; Stuff

One of the most diverse and biologically rich places in the Southern Ocean, it’s a place that will blow your mind every moment of the day.

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Remarkable colour photos show New Zealand’s landscape a century ago; Tim Stickings; Daily Mail

Among the landmarks seen in the images are the 36-foot Huka Falls, and Milford Sound on the west coast of the South Island, once named the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ by Rudyard Kipling.

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11 of the Most Instagrammable Destinations in the World; OpenWorld Magazine

Pretty much no one these days travels without an Instagram account. We are constantly on the move, snapping up the best and brightest angles, views, and lighting as we spot them in every corner of the globe. From Seoul’s Changdeokgung to Paris’ Arc de Triomph, smartphones have become ubiquitous on our quest to capture the…

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10 of the least known islands you should visit to see wildlife; Lavanya Sunkara; USA Today

Venturing out to the remotest islands on the planet is rewarded with otherworldly vistas and close encounters with incredible wildlife, some of which are found nowhere else.

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Top 10 most spectacular coastlines in the world; the Luxury Travel Expert

Wild and rugged coastlines rank among the most spectacular and amazing features of our planet. Here’s my selection of the world’s 10 best coastlines.

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30 UNESCO world heritage sites to visit; Bec Whish; Vogue

If you’re in the market for a new travel destination, the UNESCO World Heritage List showcases earth’s treasures, both natural and manmade.

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Milford Sound 101: How to Visit New Zealand’s ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’; Kate Springer; Fodor’s Travel

Anchoring the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island, the scenic Fiordland Region is often thought of as the end of the earth. The area’s untouched hinterland is home to chiseled cliffs that have been the backdrop for many a film—from the Lord of the Rings to this summer’s Mission Impossible 6—and Rudyard Kipling dubbed it the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Within the wild and rugged region, the mighty Milford Sound is the most frequented destination.

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World’s Loneliest Tree; Ellen Rykers; Atlas Obscura

The most remote tree in the world is more than 170 miles from its nearest neighbor.

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New Zealand is the natural wonder we’ve all be looking for; Canadian Traveller

And this is only an introduction…

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See thermal pools, Maori culture and Lake Taupo on this New Zealand walking tour; Anne Harnagel; Los Angeles Times

This exploration of the North Island starts and ends in Auckland. Reserve dates from December through March with New Zealand Walking Tours.

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