You can explore Roadside Stories...

...on your device

The Roadside Stories app contains 12 tours of New Zealand, featuring 140 stops, each with a four-minute audio file and photos. You can download the tours before heading out on the road so you don't have to worry about paying for mobile data. Each tour includes a map to help you find the locations.


...on YouTube

You can view all the Roadside Stories, with added photos, on YouTube. Each tour of a New Zealand route is grouped as a playlist, so you can watch the whole tour, one story after another - or just the stories that most interest you.

...on Google Maps

Tour New Zealand with Roadside Stories on a Google map. The stories are arranged by location and route, so you can follow the tours around the country.

To take the tours on Google Earth, download this kml file and open it.

Download KML file Google Map Image

...on iTunes

Download the Roadside Stories iBook or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, then sync the stories to your mp3 player and take them on the road.

... or by downloading the MP3s

Roadside Stories a la carte. Download every story, a whole tour, or select individual stories.

DOWNLOAD ALL (140 MP3’s, 680mb)

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives


Roadside Stories was produced by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Manatū Taonga works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage.

  • Te Ara. The encyclopedia of New Zealand
  • Radio New Zealand. Sound Archives. Nga Taonga Korero
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