26 Feb 2021

Hiking the Mount Crichton Loop Track, Queenstown

There’s a great variety of sights on offer on the Mount Crichton Loop Track, a two-three hour hike on the road between Queenstown and Glenorchy. You’ll walk by a clear river surrounded by native bush, an old goldmining hut, a waterfall, views of a small lake, a big lake and

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22 Feb 2021

Hiking the Circle Track, Manapouri

If you’re looking for the perfect viewpoint above one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes, you’ve come to the right place. The Circle Track, which winds up through the forest to a lookout above Lake Manapouri, is a fun walk but there also needs to be a little planning involved

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14 Feb 2021

11 of the Best Things to Do in Franz Josef

It takes a lot of time and effort to get to Franz Josef, a tiny tourist town on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Those that make the journey are richly rewarded with amazing views of Franz Josef Glacier, as well as plenty of other walks, relaxing hot

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Alex Knob Track, West Coast, New Zealand
08 Feb 2021

Hiking the Alex Knob Track, Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier is one of the most impressive natural wonders on the South Island’s West Coast, and the Alex Knob Track will give you by far the best view of it (outside of a helicopter tour). Hiking the Alex Knob Track should take 6-8 hours and there’s heaps to

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01 Feb 2021

Hiking the Sugarloaf Pass Track, Glenorchy

There are hundreds of hikes on New Zealand’s South Island, and naturally some fall through the cracks in terms of popularity. The Sugarloaf Pass Track is a great example. It’s an awesome walk and it’s only around an hour’s drive from Queenstown, yet it’s one of the quietest tracks we’ve

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25 Jan 2021

Riverside Market, Christchurch

If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Christchurch, Riverside Market should be at the top of your list. It’s the ideal place to go with friends (or maybe on a date) as there are heaps of options, the vibe is great (lots of different areas to sit)

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View of Rarangi Beach
20 Jan 2021

Rarangi Beach, Marlborough

We’d been to Marlborough a few times and never taken the road to the coast from Blenheim. The usual route is from Blenheim to either Picton (20 mins) or Nelson, but we decided to take the long way round to Picton and stop off at some of the bays and

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14 Jan 2021

Kohaihai to Scotts Beach: A Short Walk on the Heaphy Track

The northern end of the road which runs up the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is also the start of the Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. It takes a long time to reach this place (most people tend to skip it) but those that venture

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09 Jan 2021

Peters Pool, Franz Josef

Franz Josef is a tiny town on the West Coast of the South Island with one very big attraction – Franz Josef Glacier. There are many tracks in the area which give you views of the glacier (and the valley it’s carved out over the centuries) and Peters Pool is

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28 Dec 2020

10 of the Best Beaches in the Catlins

The Catlins is one of New Zealand’s best beach destinations, but with all those options it can be hard to know which ones to visit! Luckily, I wrote this post (and you’re reading it) – I’ll show you the best beaches in the Catlins and give you some tips on

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