19 Oct 2020

Wanaka to Haast: Driving One of New Zealand’s Most Scenic Roads

One of the most popular routes to the West Coast leaves from Wanaka and goes all the way to Haast. It’s a long drive, but luckily there are heaps of things to see along the way including mountain views, waterfalls and exotic sections of river. Are you considering driving the

14 Oct 2020

Hiking the Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Fiordland National Park

Lake Hauroko is a long way from the other main sights in Fiordland National Park, meaning it sees a fraction of the traffic. It’s a great little off the beaten path spot and is home to an awesome day hike – the Lake Hauroko Lookout Track. The track takes you

11 Oct 2020

Cosy Nook, Southland

If you’re looking for a calm little spot along the Southern Scenic Route to eat some lunch or just take a break from the road, you’ve come to the right place. Cosy Nook is a sheltered bay along the windswept southern coast and features a beach, some nice views and

Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand
04 Oct 2020

Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park

If you’re looking for a scenic spot to see snow-capped mountains (in winter at least) close to Nelson, a trip to Lake Rotoiti is an easy choice. There are some great places to appreciate the views at lake-level, but I’ll also show you some options if you want to head

27 Sep 2020

Hiking the Peak Hill Track, Lake Coleridge

The Peak Hill Track takes you high above a glacier carved valley for some of the best mountain views you’ll see this close to Christchurch (or anywhere in the Southern Alps). You’ll see the braided Rakaia River, glimmering Lake Coleridge and a succession of snow-capped mountains. Hiking the Peak Hill

20 Sep 2020

Lake Lyndon / the Mount Lyndon Track

Lake Lyndon is an off the beaten path spot, despite being right next to the main road between Christchurch and the West Coast. What’s there to see at Lake Lyndon? Keep reading to find out, including some incredible views from the Mount Lyndon Track. Lake Lyndon The turnoff to Lake

12 Sep 2020

5 of the Best Things to Do in Waimate, South Canterbury

Waimate is a small town in South Canterbury hidden from the main road. It’s a bit of a detour to reach, meaning only those who really want to visit will end up going there. Should that be you? Maybe this post will help you decide! We visited recently and reckon

Clyde travel guide, Central Otago, New Zealand
07 Sep 2020

9 of the Best Things to Do in Clyde, Central Otago

Clyde boasts the perfect mix of great scenery and interesting architecture and is home to some top-notch eating and drinking establishments. It’s also the start (or the end) of the Otago Central Rail Trail, one of New Zealand’s most popular cycling routes. Looking for the best things to do in

Cromwell travel guide, New Zealand
31 Aug 2020

10 of the Best Things to Do in Cromwell, Central Otago

Cromwell is less than an hour from both Queenstown and Wanaka and is a quiet alternative to those busy tourist towns. Cromwell’s main claim to fame is its brilliantly restored old town featuring many buildings from the 1800s. Another reason to visit Cromwell is to explore the many bays and

24 Aug 2020

Hiking the Sutton Salt Lake Track, Middlemarch

Sutton Salt Lake, the only inland Salt Lake in New Zealand, can be found a few minutes outside of Middlemarch, around an hour from Dunedin. It’s an interesting spot to explore and the walk is easy – it’s the perfect way to kill an hour or so! Getting to Sutton