Walking along Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand
17 Aug 2017

Sumner Beach, Christchurch

Escaping the city on a sunny day is always a good idea, especially in Christchurch where the city centre isn’t exactly a relaxing place. Sumner Beach is the ideal Christchurch beach getaway. There’s an esplanade to walk / cycle along, caves and viewpoints to explore and some nice bars and

Sunset at Lake Gunn, Fiordland, New Zealand
13 Aug 2017

Lake Gunn Nature Reserve, Fiordland National Park

This short hiking trail takes you through a mossy forest to the shores of Lake Gunn — it’s a great little detour from the road to Milford Sound. The hike only takes around 20 minutes and is an awesome thing to do just before sunset (after which you can sleep

The best things to do in Moeraki, New Zealand
10 Aug 2017

The Best Things to do in Moeraki

Moeraki, a sleepy seaside village an hour’s from Dunedin, is best known for its surreal set of beach boulders. The Moeraki Boulders are a couple of kilometres from the village and attract heaps of tourists, and most of them skip the village and surrounding attractions. There are a few really

07 Aug 2017

Driving the Scenic Road From Queenstown to Glenorchy

There are countless scenic roads in New Zealand, but for me the 45 km stretch of tarmac between Queenstown and Glenorchy stands out from the crowd. This picturesque road skirts the pristine shores of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by mountains — it’s stunning at any time of year but

04 Aug 2017

Hiking up Queenstown Hill

A trip to Queenstown wouldn’t be complete without getting off the streets and onto a hiking trail. The Queenstown Hill track has the perfect mix of stunning views and (relatively) easy hiking — keep reading for more details! Starting the Hike I hiked up Queenstown Hill in winter and it

28 Jul 2017

Camping at Totaranui Beach, Abel Tasman National Park

Whether you’re planning on hiking the multi-day Abel Tasman Coastal Track or relaxing by a beautiful beach, camping at Totaranui Beach is always a good idea. Totaranui Beach marks the end (or the start) of most people’s multi-day Abel Tasman hiking adventure, but it’s also the perfect place to go

25 Jul 2017

Hiking to Anapai Bay, Abel Tasman National Park

If you read my recent post on Goat Bay you’ll know that there are some awesome short walks in Abel Tasman National Park. The coastal track generally takes a few days to complete, so seeing some of the highlights on a short hike is a good idea if you’re short

Hiking to Goat Bay, Abel Tasman National Park
21 Jul 2017

Hiking to Goat Bay, a Stunning Beach in Abel Tasman National Park

If you want to see one of the best beaches in Abel Tasman National Park (and therefore New Zealand) but can’t be bothered with days of hiking, Goat Bay is the place for you. It’s only an hour or so walk away from Totaranui Beach (which you can drive to)

17 Jul 2017

Searching for Shells and Caves at Long Beach, Dunedin

Dunedin’s northern beaches don’t see nearly as much tourist action as their Otago Peninsula rivals. Long Beach, around 20 minutes from the centre of the city, is one of the best beaches in the area and has a couple of unique strings in its bow. It’s one of the best

13 Jul 2017

The Chasm, Fiordland National Park

Looking for an easy walk while driving to Milford Sound? The 20 minute (if that) round trip hike to the Chasm is a great chance to stretch your legs and get a taste of Fiordland National Park’s pristine tracts of native forest. And there’s also a waterfall thing (if you