New Zealand Travel Tips
New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant native forests, long, deserted beaches and a variety of fauna, such as the kiwi, endemic to its shores.
Any number of vigorous outdoor activities - tramping (hiking), skiing, rafting and, of course, that perennial favorite, bungy jumping - await the adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gambol with newborn lambs, whale-watch or fish for trout.
Written by Viator, August 2011
Milford Sound by Air: Experience the wonderful and breathtaking Milford Sound from the land, sea AND sky on this full-day tour from Queenstown . Depart
Queenstown and travel by luxury coach ...
From Hawke’s Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island, you can taste your way through three of New Zealand’s most significant wine regions and take in some of the country’s best ...
From Hawke’s Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island , you can taste your way through three of New Zealand’s most significant wine regions and take in some of the country’s ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2011
The walking world is abuzz with the news that an amazing new trail will soon be open.
Nearly 40 years in the making, the idea for a New Zealand-long scenic trail was first dreamed up in the mid ...
Fans of The Lord of Rings trilogy are eagerly anticipating filmmaker Peter Jackson’s next movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey . Adapted from the classic cult novel The Hobbit , by J.R.R. ...
Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, is a region blessed with a temperate climate and plenty of sunshine – the perfect combination to produce some of the world’s best sauvignon blanc. But ...
Marlborough, in New Zealand’s
South Island, is a region blessed with a temperate climate and plenty
of sunshine – the perfect combination to produce some of the world’s
best sauvignon blanc. ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
The rustic, seaside, fishing town of Bluff at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island is gearing up for this year’s biggest event: the Bluff Oyster & Food Festival , held every year in May. ...
is a natural beauty in a world that is rapidly losing its looks. Its
forests, mountains and beaches were here long before the islands
indigenous inhabitants, the Maori, set foot on ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
From North to South, here’s our list of some the must-sees on New Zealand ’s North Island . Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our New Zealand Things To Do blog . Visit the ...
Written by David C, Australia, October 2010
If there's lots of clouds in the sky head straight for the nearest body of water (sea, lake or river). There's plenty of low clouds in New Zealand, and chances are you'll be able to get some great ...
Written by Kyle, USA, May 2012
There is a certain buzz surrounding ski towns where the first snows of
the year begin to fall, and what better way to harness this excitement
than with a ten-day, city-wide festival dedicated to ...
Take an old-fashioned train journey through some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery.
Based in the heritage town of Dunedin on the Otago Peninsula , the Taieri Gorge Railway
After the shock of February’s earthquake in Christchurch ,
New Zealanders could do with something to celebrate. It has come in the
form of the Rugby World Cup, which is due to kick off in early ...
Want to go skiing in New Zealand but not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to some of the best powder, scenery and slopes in the country. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
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