Cannibal Bay, the Catlins, New Zealand
09 Dec 2017

Walking From Cannibal Bay to Surat Bay, the Catlins

A short, sandy track separates Cannibal Bay and Surat Bay, two of the best beaches in the Catlins. There are some interesting things to see along the way, including viewpoints, tidal pools, sea lions and some of the bluest water you’ll see in this part of New Zealand. Cannibal Bay

04 Dec 2017

Relaxing at the Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef

The words “glacier” and “hot pools” don’t seem like they belong together, but this is the new age and magical things can happen when electricity is involved. Sitting there in your private hot pool, surrounded by rainforest, the mechanics of how your glacier fed pool came into existence will be

Hiking to Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
02 Dec 2017

Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier Track, West Coast

The 90 minute round trip walk to Franz Josef Glacier is one of the best short hikes in New Zealand. The track, which cuts through a glacier carved valley, has a few highlights, including three side by side waterfalls, the Franz Josef Glacier viewpoint and the elevated view from Sentinel

Bruce Bay, West Coast, New Zealand
28 Nov 2017

Bruce Bay, West Coast

The long stretch of beach known as Bruce Bay is the perfect place to stretch your legs and grab a coffee while driving up the South Island’s West Coast. The beach itself is great, but the group of wind-worn trees at the north end give it that extra something special.┬áIf

23 Nov 2017

Thunder Creek Falls, Mount Aspiring National Park

Thunder Creek Falls is, in my opinion, the best waterfall to visit on the road between Wanaka and the West Coast. It’s also one of the most accessible large waterfalls in New Zealand (although you can only see it from across the river) — the viewing platform / river’s edge

The Blue Pools, Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
20 Nov 2017

The Blue Pools Track, Mount Aspiring National Park

Located around an hour from Wanaka, on the road to the West Coast, the Blue Pools Track is one of the best short walks in Mount Aspiring National Park. The Blue Pools are clear, calm sections of the Blue / Makarora rivers — it’s some of the most pristine and

Fantail Falls, Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
17 Nov 2017

Fantail Falls, Mount Aspiring National Park

Fantail Falls, named after one of New Zealand’s cutest birds, is a small waterfall located a few minutes’ walk from the main road between Wanaka and Haast. It’s one of several easily accessible waterfalls in the area and is worth a quick look — watch out for the sandflies though!

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

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

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