A Kiwi’s guide to his home­land

Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

Ti­maru, home of the largest col­lec­tion of Maori rock draw­ings in the world. Take in the im­pres­sive in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays and a tour to a lo­cal rock-art site where the abun­dant lime­stone of the sur­round­ing Ao­raki re­gion pro­vided an ideal can­vas for an­cient artists.

See teana.co.nz

south­ern coastal town is still in ac­tion with bou­tiques and gal­leries selling sec­ond­hand books, jew­ellery, cloth­ing and tra­di­tional crafts.

The exquisitely beau­ti­ful build­ings are made from the lo­cal white lime­stone and be­cause this is NZ there’s also Steam­punk HQ, a quirky sci-fi take on 19th cen­tury tech­nol­ogy.

See vic­to­ri­anoa­maru.co.nz steam­punkoa­maru.co.nz

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