12 Sep 2020

5 of the Best Things to Do in Waimate, South Canterbury

Waimate is a small town in South Canterbury hidden from the main road. It’s a bit of a detour to reach, meaning only those who really want to visit will end up going there. Should that be you? Maybe this post will help you decide! We visited recently and reckon

Clyde travel guide, Central Otago, New Zealand
07 Sep 2020

9 of the Best Things to Do in Clyde, Central Otago

Clyde boasts the perfect mix of great scenery and interesting architecture and is home to some top-notch eating and drinking establishments. It’s also the start (or the end) of the Otago Central Rail Trail, one of New Zealand’s most popular cycling routes. Looking for the best things to do in

Cromwell travel guide, New Zealand
31 Aug 2020

10 of the Best Things to Do in Cromwell, Central Otago

Cromwell is less than an hour from both Queenstown and Wanaka and is a quiet alternative to those busy tourist towns. Cromwell’s main claim to fame is its brilliantly restored old town featuring many buildings from the 1800s. Another reason to visit Cromwell is to explore the many bays and

24 Aug 2020

Hiking the Sutton Salt Lake Track, Middlemarch

Sutton Salt Lake, the only inland Salt Lake in New Zealand, can be found a few minutes outside of Middlemarch, around an hour from Dunedin. It’s an interesting spot to explore and the walk is easy – it’s the perfect way to kill an hour or so! Getting to Sutton

The scenic drive from Christchurch to Akaroa, New Zealand
18 Aug 2020

The Scenic Drive from Christchurch to Akaroa

One of the best day trips from Christchurch involves a scenic drive through Banks Peninsula to Akaroa, an old town with a strong French influence. I won’t be talking much about Akaroa here (I’ve written heaps about it already) – the drive there requires a post of its own! Keep

13 Aug 2020

15 of the Best Things to Do in Akaroa

If you’re looking for a compact tourist town full of historic sights, awesome short walks and waters teeming with dolphins, you’ll want to add Akaroa to your New Zealand itinerary. Akaroa is most famous for its French influence, but there are heaps of other fun things to do in Akaroa.

Akaroa Dolphins cruise, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
09 Aug 2020

A Dolphin Spotting Cruise with Akaroa Dolphins

One of the main reasons to visit Akaroa is the chance to get face to face (from the comfort of a boat) with tiny hectors dolphins. We were lucky to see around a dozen of the cute little creatures on our voyage, as well as some great scenery and even

02 Aug 2020

19 of the Best Things to Do in Christchurch: Beaches, Walks and the City Centre

A visit to Christchurch will likely never be the most memorable part of your trip to New Zealand. You’ll almost definitely end up there at some point on your travels around the South Island though, and there are plenty of fun things to do in Christchurch including some nice beaches,

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand
28 Jul 2020

Walking by the Avon River, Christchurch

One of the best things to do in Christchurch is free and easy to do – a walk by the Avon River! The Avon River winds its way through the heart of Christchurch and there is heaps to see along the way, including the Antigua Boat Sheds, the Christchurch Botanic

Little High Eatery
20 Jul 2020

Little High Eatery: A Cool Place to Eat in Christchurch

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand’s South Island, chances are you won’t be spending that much time in the big cities (well, big cities for NZ, they’re still pretty small). You will pass through places like Christchurch, Dunedin (which is actually really great) and Nelson though, which gives