24 Mar 2020

Sunshine Bay, Queenstown

Being one of the best beaches in Queenstown, Sunshine Bay is the perfect spot to visit on a hot summer’s day. The beach is excellent, it’s a short drive (or slightly longer walk) from downtown Queenstown and the views of the mountains surrounding Lake Wakatipu are great. Sunshine Bay Sunshine

21 Mar 2020

Hiking the Lake Alta Track, Queenstown

The Lake Alta Track takes you above the Remarkables Ski Area to a picturesque alpine lake. It’s mostly uphill but is easy enough and the views are incredible. This is one of the best short hikes in Queenstown, but you’ll have to time your visit right as it can’t be

17 Mar 2020

26 of the Best Beaches in Dunedin

Yip, you read the title right. There are over 25 beaches in Dunedin and they’re all special in their own way. From the wild beaches of the Otago Peninsula to the sheltered bays of the harbour as well as New Zealand’s nicest city beach, Dunedin is the place to go

15 Mar 2020

Hiking the Taieri River Track, Dunedin

The drive from Dunedin to Taieri Mouth takes you through part of the Southern Scenic Route. You’ll find a few nice beaches to stop off at and an awesome hike at the end of it all – the Taieri River Track. This track takes you high above the river for

11 Mar 2020

Port Chalmers Travel Guide

Port Chalmers is the main port in Dunedin and is the place you’ll arrive at if visiting on a cruise. It’s worth visiting even if you’re not boarding a boat there – there is heaps to see including some great viewpoints, plenty of old buildings and some nice shops and

07 Mar 2020

Taiaroa Head and Harrington Point, Dunedin

Dunedin’s most famous winged residents, the royal albatross, call Taiaroa Head home. You might see them flying around this windswept spot at the end of the Otago Peninsula, but to get up close you’ll want to book a short tour. There are also some nice views around Taiaroa Head and

03 Mar 2020

Macandrew Bay, Broad Bay and Portobello, Dunedin

The Otago Peninsula is one of the main reasons to visit Dunedin, and there is heaps to explore. You’ve got the wild beaches of the ocean side, but the harbour side has its charms too. The small settlements of Macandrew Bay, Broad Bay and Portobello are good options if you

28 Feb 2020

Hiking in the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve, Dunedin

Hiking in the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve is one of the best things to do in Dunedin for lovers of the outdoors. You’ll get heaps of wide-ranging views, from the coastlines north and south of Dunedin to the Taieri Plains and beyond. I’ll show you how to make the most

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