Stunning view of Lake Wanaka from Roys Peak, New Zealand
20 Mar 2018

Sunrise at Roys Peak: Hiking to the Best Viewpoint in Wanaka

If you’re going to walk uphill in the dark for 3 hours the view at the top had better be worth it. Hiking Roys Peak for sunrise certainly isn’t easy, but when those first rays of light hit Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains there’s nowhere else you’d rather be.

Stunning view from Karaka Point, Picton, New Zealand
12 Mar 2018

Karaka Point, Picton

If you’re looking for a cool place to visit in Picton that doesn’t involve too much walking, Karaka Point would be a great option. You get great views of Queen Charlotte Sound from the car park and the short walk through the bush takes you to a lovely little beach.

Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand
09 Mar 2018

Caroline Bay, Timaru

Caroline Bay is Timaru’s version of an inner city beach, kind of like Waikiki Beach in Honolulu (only nowhere near as tropical). It’s one of the main reasons to stop in Timaru, especially on a warm summer’s day. You can easily walk down to the beach from the main street

02 Mar 2018

Florence Hill Lookout and Tautuku Bay, the Catlins

For an area so packed with wonderful beaches and coastal features, there aren’t many places in the Catlins where you can pull over and bask in the view. Florence Hill Lookout is one spot where you can do just that. The view over Tautuku Bay is special, but it’s also

Hiking the Snout Track, Picton, New Zealand
26 Feb 2018

Hiking the Snout Track, Picton

The Snout Track is the perfect short hiking trail for people visiting Picton on a tight schedule. You can walk to the start of the trail from town, and the track is fairly easy — if you’re in town on a cruise or you have a few hours before catching

Beautiful view of Picton from the Tirohanga Track, New Zealand
19 Feb 2018

Stunning Views Over Picton From the Tirohanga Track

You could think of New Zealand as the land of viewpoints. In most parts of the country you’re never far away from a stunning view, whether it’s a rocky coastline or mountains stretching into the distance. The Marlborough Sounds region is full of beautiful viewpoints, and one of the best

Okia Flat, the Pyramids and Victory Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
13 Feb 2018

Hiking to Victory Beach and the Pyramids, Dunedin

This two hour hike takes you to one of Dunedin’s most remote beaches as well as a couple of cone-shaped limestone hills known as the Pyramids. It’s also a good idea to drive up the hill in front of Papanui Inlet and Victory Beach for one of the best coastal

Sandfly Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
07 Feb 2018

Sandfly Bay, Dunedin

One of the most accessible beaches on the wild Otago Peninsula coast, Sandfly Bay should be close to the top of anyone’s Dunedin itinerary. The viewpoint above Sandfly Bay is breathtaking on a sunny day, and the dunes backing the beach not only look cool but also provide the perfect

Hurunui Mouth road, North Canterbury, New Zealand
01 Feb 2018

Camping at Hurunui Mouth, North Canterbury

North Canterbury, roughly the area between Christchurch and Kaikoura, certainly isn’t the most popular region of New Zealand. Most people drive straight through, but there are some cool things to see including Gore Bay (and the Cathedral Cliffs), Manuka Bay and Hurunui Mouth. There are several places to camp in