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Top 10 Heritage + Café Destinations

Feed your curiosity and your puku! Looking for a destination where you can learn history where it happened, with the added bonus of some delicious kai?

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Your guide to Kiwi heritage this Waitangi Day

A recent survey commissioned by Kiwi visitor guide, Tohu Whenua, and their partners revealed that 78% of Kiwis surveyed want to learn more about NZ history and many indicated a specific interest in Māori heritage. As Waitangi Day approaches, Tohu Whenua is proud to share several sites where New Zealanders can learn more about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and other aspects of Māori heritage.

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Heritage places your kids will love

Be a history detective. Get hands-on in an inventor’s workshop. Visit a pā site. Learn to bind books at our oldest printery. Make damper at a historic farm. Tohu Whenua heritage landmarks are great for kids!

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Motorhome travels at a ghost town

When it comes to heritage, Te Tai Poutini the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery. In this article Tohu Whenua’s Claudia Babirat explores her favourite of them all: Waiuta.

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Explore Queenstown’s top three heritage sites by bike

Want to combine a Queenstown cycling adventure with some unique Kiwi culture?

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5 best half-day heritage walks for autumn

Bright blue skies, trees ablaze with colourful autumn foliage, and tranquil tracks - smart walkers know that autumn is one of the most glorious seasons to be in the great outdoors. It’s also a great time of year to discover more of New Zealand’s unique history with Tohu Whenua.

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Central Otago Touring Route

One of New Zealand's finest road trips takes you to nine of Otago's Tohu Whenua heritage experiences.

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West Coast heritage by campervan

Mining tunnels, ghost towns, stamper batteries, shipwrecks, all in mind-bogglingly beautiful locations. When it comes to heritage, the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery. Claudia Babirat explores some of the places that defined the West Coast and shaped our nation.

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Your ultimate Otago heritage hot spots

Otago is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s jewels. Known for its diverse scenery, it’s also brimming with heritage.

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