Bob's Bay, Picton, New Zealand
02 Jul 2018

Shelley Beach and Bob’s Bay, Picton

If you’re only in Picton for a short time — maybe you’re on a cruise ship or waiting for the ferry to Wellington — the short walk to Shelley Beach and Bob’s Bay is a good way to kill a couple of hours. From Bob’s Bay you can continue on

Allans Beach, a great beach on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
26 Jun 2018

Allans Beach, Dunedin

One of many wild, rugged and beautiful beaches on the Otago Peninsula, Allans Beach draws people in with its wildlife, stunning scenery, surf breaks and an off the beaten path atmosphere. You can also get a great view of Allans Beach from the Sandymount Track, one of the best coastal

11 Jun 2018

Hiking the Conroys Dam Track, Central Otago

Despite only being an hour or so from tourism heavyweights Wanaka and Queenstown, Central Otago is a place where you can easily escape the crowds. We only saw one other person while walking the Conroys Dam Track (located in the Aldinga Conservation Area) — if you want to do a

The Karetai Road Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
30 May 2018

Hiking the Karetai Road Track, Dunedin

You can get some stunning views of Smails Beach from the series of car parks on Tomahawk Road, but if you’re keen for a hike and want to see this stretch of coastline from a different perspective the Karetai Road Track is a great option. Walking from Smails Beach (starting

Purakaunui Bay, the Catlins, New Zealand
22 May 2018

Purakaunui Bay, the Catlins

One of several scenic bays in the Catlins, Purakaunui Bay is a great place to visit whether you’re planning to camp there or not. The camping ground is definitely a highlight (you’ll get great views from your van / tent) but there are also some stunning viewpoints on offer up

Governors Bay beach, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
13 May 2018

Governors Bay, Marlborough Sounds

Last year we had a calendar on our wall featuring scenic New Zealand spots. The month of December was dedicated to Governors Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. After looking at a photo of it every day for a month we knew we had to go there. Luckily it’s very easy

Hiking Rocky Mountain, Wanaka, New Zealand
07 May 2018

Hiking the Diamond Lake / Rocky Mountain Track, Wanaka

The Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain tracks merge together to create a stunning three hour hike. There is so much to see along the way, including a surreal little lake and grand views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park. There is heaps of uphill hiking, but if you

Hiking Lake Hayes in Winter, Queenstown, New Zealand
30 Apr 2018

Hiking Around Lake Hayes, Queenstown

One of my favourite photos from the Queenstown region was taken while hiking around Lake Hayes. It was in winter, the hills surrounding the lake were dusted with snow and everything was perfectly reflected in the glass-like water. This small lake, 14 km from Queenstown, is popular with dog-walking locals

Glendhu Bay, one of the best beaches in Wanaka, New Zealand
24 Apr 2018

Glendhu Bay: The Best Beach in Wanaka?

With Wanaka being over a hundred kilometers from the coast you wouldn’t expect it to be an awesome beach destination. Lake beaches have their charms too though, and Glendhu Bay is the perfect example of this. The surrounding scenery is beautiful, the water has that exotic clear blue look to

Hiking in Kaikoura, New Zealand
17 Apr 2018

Hiking the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway: South Bay to Point Kean

I always kind of dismissed Kaikoura as being a bit of a one trick pony. I knew there was world-class whale watching on offer, but could that really be it? I later found out there was a waterfall where baby seals go to play, but the recent earthquake put a