25 Feb 2020

Murdering Beach Dunedin

As well as having one of the more interesting names, Murdering Beach is also a good place to visit for beach views and quiet walks. You have to drive down a dodgy road to get there, making it one of the more difficult beaches in Dunedin to access, but don’t

Bird watching at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin, New Zealand
21 Feb 2020

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin

New Zealand is home to heaps of interesting native birds, and the best place to see them in New Zealand (on the South Island at least) is at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. It’s high on the hills above Dunedin (a 25-minute drive from town) and, as you might expect, is full of

17 Feb 2020

17 of the Best Things to Do in Nelson: Beaches, Hikes, Day Trips + More!

Nelson, the biggest (and only) city at the top of the South Island, is most famous for being the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. It’s a great reason to visit, but stick around a while and you’ll find plenty of other fun things to do in Nelson, both in

Kayaking at Rabbit Island, Nelson, New Zealand
14 Feb 2020

Rabbit Island, Mapua and the Ruby Coast

The coastline west of Nelson is home to some interesting places, including one of the area’s most loved beaches, a cool seaside eating spot and some weird tame eels which you can feed. It’s not the most picturesque piece of coastline near Nelson (that title would go to Abel Tasman

11 Feb 2020

Tahunanui Beach, Nelson

Tahunanui Beach, the closest beach to downtown Nelson, is popular for a few of reasons. Obviously the first is its location – it’s in suburban Nelson and is very easy to get to – but it’s also loved for its calm waters and relaxing, laid-back atmosphere. Throw in a couple

A windmill at Founders Park, Nelson, New Zealand
08 Feb 2020

Founders Park, Nelson

If you’re looking for a fun, photogenic and informative place to visit in Nelson, look no further than Founders Park (also known as Founders Heritage Park). This open-air museum features heaps of cool old buildings with lots of information about what life was like in New Zealand back in the

Stunning view of Lake Wanaka from Roys Peak, New Zealand
05 Feb 2020

18 Fun Things to Do in Wanaka

New Zealand tourist towns don’t get much more iconic than Wanaka. It’s home to some of the best hikes in the country, a wide variety of activities to suit all types of traveller and one of the prettiest lakefront beach areas in New Zealand. There are so many things to

Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka, New Zealand
03 Feb 2020

Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Vineyard?

Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes District, which includes Wanaka, is one of the most famous wine growing regions in New Zealand. I’d love to write more about it, but I’m one of those unsophisticated people who can’t stand wine. I do, however, enjoy a good viewpoint, and the Rippon

Fun things to do in Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand
30 Jan 2020

16 Fun Things to Do in Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin

If you’re travelling through the mountain areas of the central South Island, then you’ll almost definitely end up in Lake Tekapo at some point. It’s one of the most popular South Island tourist towns and the surrounding area, known as the Mackenzie Basin (or Mackenzie Country), is full of interesting