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Written by Anna Thomas, Silverkris, Singapore Airlines   
Monday, 02 May 2011

Located near the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, the secluded Tutukaka coast is relatively undiscovered even by local standards. But the area’s natural treasures are plentiful, and ANNA THOMAS shares them in her diary of a perfect weekend getaway.

Tutukaka is the Maori word for “parrot snaring tree”. The area is renowned for Puriri trees, whose succulent red berries attract parrots and wood pigeons, a favourite food of the indigenous Maori. To me, it has always been a place for those interested in what’s underwater – a base from where scuba divers head out to the world famous Poor Knights Islands 23km off the coast. Not being a diver, visiting Tutukaka was never a priority until I read recently that it is one of 18 top-rated coastal destinations in the world, as listed in National Geographic Traveler.

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