01 Feb 2019

The Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki

If you like awesome coastal views and rocks stacked like pancakes, you’d better add Punakaiki to your New Zealand itinerary. This small town on the West Coast is home to the surreal Pancake Rocks, a group of weathered rocks sitting by (and sometimes in) the Tasman Sea. It’s a unique

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Hokitika Gorge, West Coast, New Zealand
24 Jan 2019

Hokitika Gorge, West Coast

The milky blue waters of the Hokitika Gorge draw plenty of travellers traversing the West Coast region of New Zealand. It’s a nice place to explore and the walk is short and easy — keep reading for all you need to know about visiting Hokitika Gorge! Walking the Hokitika Gorge

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Hiking the Gertrude Saddle Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
17 Jan 2019

Hiking the Gertrude Saddle Track, Fiordland National Park

When researching the Gertrude Saddle Track the thing that stood out was how difficult and dangerous the hike would be. People have died doing this hike and DOC have classified it as an “expert track”. I’m not an expert at anything, so I was a bit apprehensive. It turns out

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10 Jan 2019

A Milford Sound Cruise with Go Orange

Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful places, and a great way to see it is on a short cruise. You’ll journey out through the sound (technically it’s a fjord) past waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and the iconic Mitre Peak. Basically, you’ll be surrounded by world-class scenery during a

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01 Jan 2019

The Elephant Rocks, Waitaki Valley

You’ll drive through the Waitaki Valley when travelling between Lake Tekapo / Mount Cook and Dunedin, and there are several cool spots to stop along the way. The Elephant Rocks, just outside of Duntroon, is one of those spots. The Elephant Rocks are a collection of large rocks sitting in

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24 Dec 2018

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

Tekapo, a small town on the edge of the lake with the same name, is home to one of New Zealand’s most iconic churches. Why is the Church of the Good Shepherd so popular? Is it overrated? Should they move the car par to allow for better photos? I travelled

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17 Dec 2018

Hiking the Glenorchy Walkway, Queenstown

Glenorchy, a small town close to Queenstown, is home to a beautiful (and very easy) hike which takes you from the main lakeside area past wetlands and mountain views to Glenorchy Lagoon. It’s almost completely flat and the views on offer are easily worth the 45-minute drive from Queenstown. We

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10 Dec 2018

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand South Island Itinerary

Have you been searching for the ultimate two week New Zealand South Island itinerary but can’t seem to find the right one? Not to sound arrogant or anything, but this could be the post for you! I’ll take you through some two week South Island itinerary options and will help

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Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 Dec 2018

The Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin

Looking for something different to do in Dunedin? The Taieri Gorge Railway trip takes you through the outskirts of Dunedin and out to the stunning vistas of the Taieri Gorge. A lot of this area can’t be reached by car, so the train really is your only option – and

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27 Nov 2018

The Christchurch Gondola: Awesome Harbour and City Views!

We’ve always been fascinated with cable cars. Riding a cable car / gondola / funicular is a great chance to see a place from a whole new perspective. On our recent trip to Christchurch we took a ride on the Christchurch Gondola. The central city is known for its flat

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