21 Aug 2019

Hiking at Ship Creek, West Coast

Ship Creek, just north of Haast on the main West Coast Road, is home to some short walking tracks which will get you amongst unique coastal scenery. We hiked the “Dune Lake” track — it only took around 45 minutes and the views along the way were very different than

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16 Aug 2019

Waikouaiti Beach / The Matanaka Farm Buildings, Coastal Otago

There are heaps of places to stop on the short drive between Dunedin and Oamaru, and Waikouaiti Beach and the nearby Matanaka Farm Buildings is one of the best. Keep reading for more information about these little-visited gems in Coastal Otago. Waikouaiti Beach You’ll pass through the small, nondescript town

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Sunrise at Moeraki Boulders, Coastal Otago, New Zealand
12 Aug 2019

Moeraki Boulders, Coastal Otago

One of the most unique beaches in New Zealand is found on the scenic stretch of road between Dunedin and Oamaru. Koekohe Beach, which hosts the surreal Moeraki Boulders, is an interesting place to stop and a visit doesn’t have to take long at all. It’s a special piece of

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Purakaunui Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
07 Aug 2019

Purakaunui Beach, Dunedin

Purakaunui Beach is one of the best and most isolated beaches in Dunedin. Chances are it’ll be quiet when you visit and there are some cool things to see nearby, including a Maori pa (fortified village) with great views, another couple of beaches, the “Arches” and the calm waters of

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Things to do in Oamaru, New Zealand
04 Aug 2019

13 Fun Things to Do in Oamaru, New Zealand’s Coolest Old Town

Oamaru, with its beautiful coastline and impressive collection of Victorian architecture, is a great place to stop when road tripping around New Zealand. There are heaps of fun things to do in Oamaru, but it’s also a cool place to just sit down, grab an ice-cream and breathe in the

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The scenic road to Anatori, New Zealand
01 Aug 2019

Driving the Scenic Road to Anatori From Golden Bay

New Zealand is home to many scenic roads, but none are quite like what you’ll experience on the way to Anatori. This drive takes you from Golden Bay, AKA the top of the South Island, over to the West Coast. It’s one way in and one way out (the road

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Wharariki Beach sunset, Golden Bay, New Zealand
25 Jul 2019

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

Golden Bay, at the very top of New Zealand’s South Island, is home to some of the country’s best beaches. Wharariki Beach is considered one of the best places to visit in Golden Bay, due to the photogenic rocks / islands just in front of the beach (or on the

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Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
18 Jul 2019

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Billed as New Zealand’s only castle (although there is another one in Dunedin which is currently in ruins), Larnach Castle is a nice place to visit if you want to add some history into your Dunedin explorations. It’s one of the country’s nicest old buildings and is fun to explore

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Mount Robert Circuit Track, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand
12 Jul 2019

Hiking the Mount Robert Circuit Track, Nelson Lakes National Park

One of two popular (and fairly easy) day walks which take you into the mountains above Lake Rotoiti, the Mount Robert Circuit Track features some incredible views of Nelson Lakes National Park. This loop track is actually two tracks joined together and you can start in two different places —

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