10 Nov 2017

Why You Should Get a Flight Into (or Out of) Queenstown Airport at Least Once

You don’t need to take a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to get the perfect view of this stunning chain of mountains — just make sure you fly into (or out of) Queenstown Airport and hope for clear skies and a window seat. Flying Out of Queenstown Airport We

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Walking the Soldiers Memorial Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
06 Nov 2017

Amazing Otago Harbour Views on the Soldiers Memorial Track, Dunedin

If you want to see some amazing views of Otago Harbour you’ll want to experience the drive along the narrow hilltop roads of the Otago peninsula. Highcliff Road has to be one of New Zealand’s most scenic city roads — from there you can see right down the peninsula, harbour

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02 Nov 2017

How to Plan a Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound is one of those places in New Zealand that you really shouldn’t miss. It looks spectacular enough from the foreshore, but chances are you’ll want to take a Milford Sound cruise to really experience it properly. These generally go for two hours and take you out through the

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31 Oct 2017

Canoe Beach, Dunedin

Tucked away between Doctors Point and Purakaunui Beach, Canoe Beach is one of Dunedin’s most hidden gems. Overlooking this small, calm bay is Mapoutahi Pa / Headland, affording stunning views over both Canoe Beach and Purakaunui Beach. Walking through the Arches to Canoe Beach One way to access Canoe Beach

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24 Oct 2017

Doctors Point and the Arches, Dunedin

If you’re travelling in New Zealand (or planning a trip here) you’ve probably heard of Cathedral Cove on the Coromandal Peninsula. It’s one of New Zealand’s most famous beaches, appearing on countless Instagram feeds and travel blogs. It turns out Dunedin has something very similar (but way less well-known). Doctors

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11 Oct 2017

Karitane Beach / Huriawa Peninsula, Dunedin

The coastline north of Dunedin is ripe for exploring. Deserted beaches, ocean views and rolling hills abound, but you’ll have to get off the main highway to see the best bits. Karitane, with its golden beach, overlooked by the rugged Huriawa Peninsula, is one of the highlights of this underrated

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Warrington Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 Oct 2017

Warrington Beach and Blueskin Bay, Dunedin

We walked down the windswept Warrington Beach, sand whistling past our ankles. It was anything but exotic, but we soon reached the end and made our way around to the back side of the beach. Away from the oppressive wind and the choppy ocean we found a slice of calm,

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Hiking Isthmus Peak at sunrise
29 Sep 2017

Hiking Isthmus Peak at Sunrise

We pulled up to the Roy’s Peak car park at 3.30 am, mentally (if not physically) prepared to tackle the 2-3 hour climb to one of New Zealand’s most iconic viewpoints. It was shut, so we pulled up by the side of the road and used our last remnants of

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School Creek Falls, Ross Creek, Dunedin, New Zealand
22 Sep 2017

School Creek Falls, Dunedin

I lived a fair chunk of my life in Dunedin never knowing that School Creek Falls existed. How cool is the fact there’s an awesome waterfall amidst lush forest less than 10 minutes drive from the centre of the city? School Creek Falls is located in the Ross Creek area

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Jack's Bay, the Catlins, New Zealand
18 Sep 2017

Jack’s Bay / Blowhole, the Catlins

The first thing you’ll notice when arriving at Jack’s Bay is the row of tiny baches (holiday homes) looking out over the ocean. It’s an idyllic spot for locals, but there are plenty of reasons for tourists to visit too, including the chance to spot wildlife and hike around the

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