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5 Exciting ways to discover Maori culture and traditions

On your trip to New Zealand, you may want to know the best places to experience the Maori culture. The country’s unique and remarkable history is still very present within today’s culture, with traditions from the Maori people still being passed down through generations. A tour in New Zealand will likely guide you through some fascinating Maori areas, where you will be able to discover their uniqu..

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New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams

Rugby is the national sport in New Zealand, and you’re bound to come across a game when you visit the Land of the Long White Cloud. There is a traditional connection in New Zealand between rugby and the Maori people, you’ll already be familiar with the Haka, as performed by the All Blacks and the passionate nature of the Kiwi supporters. The top five New Zealand rugby teams take part in Super Rugb..

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5 powerful reasons to choose a combined tour to Australia and New Zealand

If you want to experience the very best of Australia and New Zealand but just don’t know which country to visit first, we have the perfect solution….   It’s no surprise to us that you’re finding it hard to pick between Australia and New Zealand, many do. Which is why we’d always recommend a touring holiday that combines the best of both of these fantastic countries. And here are five powerful..

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Four fantastic reasons to holiday in New Zealand

Why visit New Zealand? It’s a question that has a hundred answers thanks to its fascinating culture and traditions, and breath-taking natural beauty. For the locals who live in New Zealand and for its many visitors, it’s simply a paradise that you can never become tired of. No matter how many times you holiday here, you’ll leave with even more reasons to visit New Zealand again in the future. If y..

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Top Maori words to learn for your holiday to New Zealand

When it comes to visiting New Zealand, one thing which we believe makes a truly unforgettable tour, is being able to experience the culture in the most authentic way possible. With the Maori language becoming more popular, one way which you can do this is by interacting with locals in their traditional language. Currently, just over a fifth of New Zealanders can speak Maori, however with more scho..

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5 ways to make the most of a long haul flight

When you book your tour of Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need to prepare for a long haul flight. It can be a chance to enjoy the inflight entertainment or catch up on some sleep. But if you’re flying long haul for the first time, or haven’t had great experiences previously, we’ve put together five tips to help you make the most of your flight. (more…)..

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tipping etiquete in new zealand

Tipping etiquette in New Zealand. Learn where, who and when to tip!

Yes please, no thank you, pardon me… A little politeness doesn’t cost a thing. Constantly tipping people throughout a lengthy holiday however, does. If you’re dining out each day and taking advantage of the expertise of tour guides, the tips can really add up. So if don’t want to give all of your spending money away, here is the information you need about where to tip, who to tip and when in New Z..

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New Zealand’s 7 most romantic destinations

Exploring the world with your other half is an amazing way to travel, especially when you find yourselves amidst some of the most romantic settings New Zealand has to offer. Or if you’re travelling alone, there are plenty of picturesque places for new romances to blossom. (more…)..

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The best places in New Zealand to experience Maori culture

New Zealand is a country with a rich and vibrant history that is still present today. Should you be visiting soon, discovering New Zealand's Maori culture will be a remarkable, eye-opening, but most of all, fun experience. So to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the most enchanting experiences to be had, take a look at our list of top Maori sites in New Zealand and be sure to take note for y..

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The Top National Reserves and Parks to Visit in New Zealand

For many of us, a trip to New Zealand involves a long haul flight. So when you touch down, the thought of being free to explore the country’s expansive national reserves and parks couldn’t sound more welcoming.   On your magnificent tour of New Zealand there is so much beautiful land to discover. And with each area possessing its own unique characteristics, choosing which ones to explore can..

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