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.
In a country where nearly 30 percent of the land is protected in national parks, if you were to hike a different trail on New Zealand’s South Island every day for an entire year you still wouldn’t ...
In a country where nearly 30 percent of the land is protected in national parks, if you were to hike a different trail on New Zealand ’s South Island
every day for an entire year you still ...
The Britomart heritage area in downtown Auckland has had fresh life breathed into it in recent years and now features some of Auckland’s coolest retail outlets, cafes and urban spaces. Editor’s ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast.
Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast. Despite being only 12 miles from the city of ...
A series of earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011 causing widespread damage. While recovery is underway there are still parts of the center that are out of bounds to the general ...
Though Christmas on New Zealand’s South Island is celebrated in the same form as many other places in the world, two notable exceptions make Christmas in New Zealand
a special and unique ...
Playfully billed as “The Sound of Silence,” the sheltered waters of Doubtful Sound
were not always held in such heralded esteem. In fact, the name of the
sound is actually derived from when ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
Almost every city in the world has a creative quarter and, in Auckland , that title goes to the suburb of Parnell .
It is here that you will find Auckland’s biggest collection of
Written by Emma, Australia, March 2012
Nestled snugly around the edges of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by snow-covered mountains, Queenstown
attracts nearly two million visitors per year. Many come to relax and
rejuvenate and enjoy ...
Cities, by their very nature, have a reputation for being expensive. Considering that Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand you might expect it requires a small fortune to enjoy yourself in ...
Although New Zealand is a definite hotspot on the global backpacker and adventure travel circuit, few travelers ever venture off the beaten path by making a side trip to the Chatham Islands. A group ...
Written by Kyle, USA, March 2013
With a population that has swollen to well over a million residents, the city of Auckland is easily the largest metropolitan center in all of New Zealand. To most New Zealand travelers, Auckland ...
In a city with approximately 135,000 boats it’s an understatement to say that Auckland
is a great place to get out on the water. Known to the world as the
“City of Sails,” Auckland’s yachting ...
Written by Kyle, USA, August 2012
It’s no secret that the South Island of New Zealand
is regarded as one of the most scenic places on the planet. While many
will tell you the absolute best way to experience this beauty is from ...
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