Ohiwa Harbour

photo credit: Mark Burton

The New Zealand approach to the outdoors is lusty: Kiwis don't just gingerly step into nature; they seize it, drink it in, and revel in its beauty. Swim designer Emma Burton of Emma Ford swim has a secret hideaway beach that is a particular favorite—it's not a big-waves, frothy drinks kind of shore, but a gorgeously natural harbor that lets Mother Nature be the star. 

"Ohiwa Harbour brings thoughts of relaxation, swimming, great bbqs and making memories with our young family.  It's an amazing, tranquil spot miles away from the city where the water is at your front door and the sunsets never disappoint.  Whether you pitch a tent or stay in the caravan, it is the perfect Kiwi holiday." —Emma Ford.