11 Oct 2017

Karitane Beach / Huriawa Peninsula, Dunedin

The coastline north of Dunedin is ripe for exploring. Deserted beaches, ocean views and rolling hills abound, but you’ll have to get off the main highway to see the best bits. Karitane, with its golden beach, overlooked by the rugged Huriawa Peninsula, is one of the highlights of this underrated

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Warrington Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 Oct 2017

Warrington Beach and Blueskin Bay, Dunedin

We walked down the windswept Warrington Beach, sand whistling past our ankles. It was anything but exotic, but we soon reached the end and made our way around to the back side of the beach. Away from the oppressive wind and the choppy ocean we found a slice of calm,

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Hiking Isthmus Peak at sunrise
29 Sep 2017

Hiking Isthmus Peak at Sunrise

We pulled up to the Roy’s Peak car park at 3.30 am, mentally (if not physically) prepared to tackle the 2-3 hour climb to one of New Zealand’s most iconic viewpoints. It was shut, so we pulled up by the side of the road and used our last remnants of

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School Creek Falls, Ross Creek, Dunedin, New Zealand
22 Sep 2017

School Creek Falls, Dunedin

I lived a fair chunk of my life in Dunedin never knowing that School Creek Falls existed. How cool is the fact there’s an awesome waterfall amidst lush forest less than 10 minutes drive from the centre of the city? School Creek Falls is located in the Ross Creek area

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Jack's Bay, the Catlins, New Zealand
18 Sep 2017

Jack’s Bay / Blowhole, the Catlins

The first thing you’ll notice when arriving at Jack’s Bay is the row of tiny baches (holiday homes) looking out over the ocean. It’s an idyllic spot for locals, but there are plenty of reasons for tourists to visit too, including the chance to spot wildlife and hike around the

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15 Sep 2017

Matai Falls / Horseshoe Falls, the Catlins

One of the main reasons to visit the Catlins is the chance to see some stunning waterfalls. The short walk to Matai Falls and Horseshoe Falls takes you through lush forest to a couple of awesome viewpoints. These waterfalls aren’t quite as iconic as nearby Mclean Falls and Purakaunui Falls,

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11 Sep 2017

McLean Falls, The Catlins

If you only have time to visit one waterfall in the Catlins, make it McLean Falls. The various tiers and pools, surrounded by lush forest, combine to make this one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand. It’s easy to access and, if you time your visit right, you

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07 Sep 2017

Hiking Around Moke Lake, Queenstown

Moke Lake, located down a bumpy gravel road, is the perfect size to comfortably walk around in a couple of hours. It’s surrounded by golden hills which reflect perfectly in the calm waters — it’s fairly off the beaten path and is easily one of the best short hikes near

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The Bob's Cove viewpoint, Queenstown, New Zealand
04 Sep 2017

Hiking at Bob’s Cove, Queenstown

There are lots of hikes in the Queenstown area, most of which feature mountain views as their biggest hook. Bob’s cove is different. This lush green landscape features several stunning lake beaches, paths lined with native forest and a couple of atmospheric ruins. Oh, there are also some incredible mountain

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