Surrounded by beautiful oceans, with scenic and tranquil lakes punctuating the inland landscape, New Zealand is a haven for watersports, especially kayaking. A kayak tour of New Zealand is essential during your visit to this incredible country, and there are many great destinations to choose from, from sea kayaking off the shores of the Abel Tasman National Park to paddling on the gentle waters of..
Home to some of the world’s most southerly vineyards, New Zealand is one of the world’s top destinations for viticulture. New Zealand wines, especially the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc varieties, are among some of the finest around the globe. Across both North and South Island you’ll find several world-famous New Zealand wine regions where you can follow a wine’s journey from vine to bottle...
If you’d like to see hundreds of miles of stunning landscapes in one incredible journey, the scenic rail journeys of New Zealand are the perfect choice. Not just a way of getting from one place to another, the railways in New Zealand are renowned for their remarkable views and breathtaking sceneries, passing through endless stretches of unspoilt landscapes. During your visit to New Zealand,..
Together in the South Pacific on the other side of the world, Australia and New Zealand aren’t just neighbours – in fact their relationship with each other is more like that of a big and small sibling. There are many similarities between Australia and New Zealand that provoke a feeling of familiarity when travelling between the two; yet they still have several differences that make both worth a vi..
Home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, New Zealand is steeped in natural beauty, and one of the more unusual ways to experience this is in its caves. There are a few caves in New Zealand that are truly magical and awe-inspiring when you walk around inside, and this is because the towering walls, stalagmites and stalactites are decorated with bioluminescent glow worms. The..
Situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the Otago Peninsula is regarded as the wildlife capital of New Zealand. It’s home to some of the most unique animals in New Zealand, and is especially well-known for its seabirds, penguins and seals. If you’re a wildlife lover looking to see animals and birds that can’t be seen anywhere else, be sure not to miss these Otago Peninsula wildli..
Over 15 years after the Lord of the Rings film trilogy came to an end, the magic of these much-loved movies is still very much alive today in New Zealand, which doubled up as Middle Earth and its many spectacular settings in the films. If you still can’t get enough of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy world, you can step into the films and visit the places for yourself, with several Lord of the Rings m..
It’s easy to see why Queenstown in New Zealand is nicknamed the adventure capital of the world; its mountains, rivers, lakes and forests have carved out the perfect landscape for a myriad of adventure activities. If you’re wondering what to do in Queenstown during your visit, the options are endless, and for adrenaline junkies there is no better place to be. This lakeside town has something to off..
Located at the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, Cape Reinga is a wildly beautiful region and also a place steeped in Maori tradition: the perfect destination for experiencing the real New Zealand. It’s also extremely remote; over 100km north of the nearest small town, and the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. There are a whole host of amazing things to do in Cape Re..
One of the most beautiful spots on South Island and often regarded as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is a destination not to be missed during your visit to New Zealand. There are a whole host of fantastic things to do in Queenstown, from a thrilling bungee jump sure to get your heart racing to skiing the slopes of the nearby Remarkable mountains and scenic cruises on Lake Wa..