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Photo of the Week: The Crown Range, New Zealand

The Crown Range separates the bustling adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, from the gentile and relaxed town of Wanaka.

New Zealand Lake Mar 9

Photo of the Week – Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea is located on New Zealand’s South Island and is part of the Southern Alps.

Old man of Akaroa Dec 9

Conversations with Strangers – the old man of Akaroa

The Old Man of Akaroa Sitting at the bar you see things. You see things you wouldn’t see or perhaps notice outside the sanctuary of a bar. You see old people, young people, happy people, sad people, those who wish to drink away their sorrows, those celebrating a birthday, a promotion. Or you’ll see people…

12 Reasons to Visit New Zealand Nov 26

12 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

New Zealand, the youngest country on the planet, is a wonderful place to travel, from the tropical forests of the North Island to the Southern Alps, there is a whole host of reasons why travellers should visit. Here are just a few of my highlights from Aotearoa. 1: Visit the wild and remote East Cape…

Fat Freddy's Drop Oct 12

Six musical reasons to love New Zealand

There are many reasons to love New Zealand, the scenery, the wildlife, the people and now the music. More specifically the reggae-influenced tunes which gets Aotearoa rocking. Here in no particular order are six reasons to love New Zealand and love its music.

Milford Sound part II - High above New Zealand's Fiordland Jul 8

Flying from Milford Sound – High Above New Zealand’s Fiordland

Flying high above New Zealand’s Fiordland offers travellers a vastly different view of the world-famous Milford Sound, as I was lucky enough to find out…

Tolga Bay Wharf Apr 21

Tolaga Bay: the wild and remote East Cape

The wharf at Tolaga Bay stretches 660 metres out into the South Pacific, but what was once a thriving pier is now a shadow of its former self, old, crumbling, unprotected and the Tolaga Bay wharf is exposed to the elements.

Ski resorts of New Zealand you must visit Apr 5

New Zealand ski resorts you must visit

New Zealand offers skiers and snowboarders some great resorts, from well-developed snow areas to the smaller but friendly club fields. These are the New Zealand ski resorts you must visit.

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The Best Road Trips of My Life So Far

Revised 1 July 2012 – Why? Because great road trips continue… The origin of the life-affirming road trip is difficult to pin down, some of the most memorable road trips I have been on were taken for no reason other than the fact I was bored, while others have been taken simply to get somewhere…

Cape Kidnappers cliffs Mar 22

Cape Kidnappers New Zealand and Captain Cook

Cape Kidnappers is a stretch of the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, located about 20km south of the art deco town of Napier. Find out how Cape Kidnappers got its peculiar name and why there is a certain stench along a section of the Cape…

Old Bones Backpackers Beach Mar 20

Old Bones Backpackers – Hostel Review

The Old Bones Backpackers is located on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, a hostel with a difference and one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Read on to discover one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets…

Out in Milford Sound Mar 3

Milford Sound – Deep in New Zealand’s Fiordland

Fiordland is located in the Southwestern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, dominated by the steeping slopes of the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes and the glacier-carved fiords. This is the start of a Milford Sound adventure… “For thousands of feet upwards the eye looks upon straight cut rocky frontages, not worn smooth by time,…