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

The Cathedral Cliffs overlooking Gore Bay, North Canterbury, New Zealand
29 Jan 2018

Gore Bay and the Cathedral Cliffs, North Canterbury

We’re always on the lookout for unique natural wonders (luckily we live in New Zealand so we never have to go far!), so when we saw a picture of the Cathedral Cliffs overlooking Gore Bay we knew we had to go there. It turned out to be a really easy

Manuka Bay from above, North Canterbury, New Zealand
26 Jan 2018

Manuka Bay, North Canterbury

Here’s a situation you’ll encounter a lot when travelling in New Zealand. You’re on your way to your destination when you see a sign pointing to a beach, a lake or some other cool sounding place you’d never heard of. You can’t follow every turnoff or you’d never get where

Titirangi Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
23 Jan 2018

Titirangi Bay, Marlborough Sounds

The winding road to Titirangi Bay offers up many opportunities to see the Marlborough Sounds from above. There are countless great viewpoints, calm coves and rocky beaches as well as the Queen Charlotte Track. The highlight of this scenic drive, for us at least, was Titirangi Bay. Not only was

Elaine Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
18 Jan 2018

Hiking at Elaine Bay, Marlborough Sounds

Looking to stretch your legs and see one of the Marlborough Sounds nicest bays up close? Stop off at Elaine Bay — it’s on the road to French Pass and Bulwer — and hike the track to Piwakawakawa Bay. You can also walk (or drive) to the other side of

15 Jan 2018

Walking the French Pass Lookout Track, Marlborough Sounds

Driving the road to French Pass should be on every traveller’s Marlborough Sounds itinerary, but what can you actually see when you get there? The little settlement is nothing special (and in peak season it’s tough to even get a park there), but the French Pass Lookout Track takes you