01 Jun 2020

Hiking the Tavora Reserve Track, Coastal Otago

There are so many options for places to stop between Dunedin and Oamaru, and I’m going to tell you why the Tavora Reserve should be one of them! Roughly halfway between Dunedin and Oamaru, the Tavora Reserve Track takes you to a long stretch of beach and then up to

Slope Point, New Zealand
27 May 2020

Slope Point: The Southernmost Spot on the South Island

The far south of the South Island is a wild and wonderful place. Deserted beaches, wildlife, clifftop views and waterfalls await in the Catlins, a coastal region covering the lower east coast of the South Island. Slope Point is an iconic place to visit in the Catlins, mostly because it’s

Purakaunui Falls, the Catlins, New Zealand
24 May 2020

Purakaunui Falls, the Catlins

Purakaunui Falls is one of the more popular spots on the Catlins tourist trail. It’s known as one of New Zealand’s most beautiful waterfalls (which I’d agree with) and it’s only a short walk from the car park. A visit to Purakaunui Falls is recommend for pretty much everyone –

20 May 2020

Riccarton House / Bush, Christchurch

Venturing out into the suburbs of Christchurch isn’t always the best idea (mainly because there isn’t much to see and do), but Riccarton is a little different. Most people are drawn there by the massive mall, but just around the corner sits Riccarton House and Deans Cottage, bordered by one

15 May 2020

Lyttleton, Corsair Bay and Cass Bay, Christchurch

If you’re looking to escape the city for an easy seaside trip, the journey out to Lyttleton, Corsair Bay and Cass Bay is a great idea. You’ll find some nice coastal views, easy walking tracks and some nice bars and cafes (in Lyttleton at least). You can also keep going

The best things to do in Picton, New Zealand
12 May 2020

12 of the Best Things to Do in Picton

Picton is the town you’ll arrive at (or leave from) when travelling by ferry between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, but there is far more to it than that. It’s the main town in the Marlborough Sounds and is home to some incredible short hikes. Looking for the best

09 May 2020

The Warehouse Precinct, Dunedin

If you want to check out some of Dunedin’s best cafes as well as some surreal street art and historic architecture, a visit to the Warehouse Precinct will be just the ticket. It’s a short walk from George Street and the Octagon (the city centre of Dunedin) and can be

06 May 2020

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, Marlborough

There are quite a few places to stop on the drive between Picton and Nelson, and the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is one of the best. You’ll see a stunning stretch of river with incredibly clear water, a couple of small waterfalls and plenty of relaxing river views. Whether you’re

Sinclair Wetlands, Dunedin, New Zealand
02 May 2020

Sinclair Wetlands, Dunedin

Nestled amongst the farmland of the Taieri Plains, just outside of Dunedin, the Sinclair Wetlands is a cool place to visit if you’re into bird watching and low-key lake / pond views. It’s a peaceful spot — we visited on a holiday weekend in October and it was completely deserted!

28 Apr 2020

15 Fun Things to Do in Queenstown: Hikes, Beaches, Viewpoints and More!

Queenstown is probably New Zealand’s most popular tourist town (I can’t be bothered researching whether that’s technically the case) and you can easily see why. It’s a town almost completely dedicated to tourism, meaning you’ll find endless things to do, eat and see. There are so many fun things to