It’s around this time of year that a great debate swells into kiwi conversation and proximity to ice cream is weighed up against sunshine hours and sand preferences. While our personal connections to the takutai (coast) mean that there can never be a definitive list of Aotearoa’s best beaches, here is our version, compiled by Te Papa staff with images from Collections Online.
We need readers local knowledge again to help identify the locations in the images. Please comment in the section at the bottom. Thanks! 1) Does the spire in the background give it away? 2) Its summer somewhere… 3) A Northland church with trees and clouds… 4) Building on a hill taken
Perhaps you know where some of the photographs below were taken? If you can help, please note the number related to each image with your comment below. Click on the images to enable enlargement. 1) Its summer here… 2) North Island wharf 3) Is it Otago harbour? And if so,