15 Nov 2019

Newton’s Waterfall, Akaroa

Akaroa is most famous for its harbour-based activities and Banks Peninsula views, but there’s also an awesome waterfall that you can walk to from town. It’s easy to get to and is surprisingly impressive — keep reading to find out more! Getting to Newton’s Waterfall If you feel like a

Medlands Beach, Abel Tasman Track
09 Nov 2019

Abel Tasman Track Day Walk: Bark Bay to Marahau

The Abel Tasman Track (AKA the Abel Tasman Coastal Track) is one of nine “Great Walks” in New Zealand. If you want to hike the whole thing it’ll take you a few days. Most people don’t have the time or desire to do that, so an Abel Tasman Track day

05 Nov 2019

Queenstown Bay

One of my favourite beaches in New Zealand isn’t even located on the coast – it’s in Queenstown! Queenstown Bay, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is the perfect place to bring some takeaways and relax by the water (on a nice day). There are plenty of places to sit,

Walking the Blue Lake Track, St Bathans, New Zealand
03 Nov 2019

Hiking Around Blue Lake, St Bathans

The tiny, historic town of St Bathans was a lot more bustling during goldrush times. Now it’s a peaceful place to visit on the Central Otago tourist trail (apart from all the ghosts, but more on that later). The man-made Blue Lake sits beside the main street in town and

Exploring Bendigo Historic Reserve, Central Otago, New Zealand
28 Oct 2019

Bendigo Historic Reserve, Central Otago: Exploring the Ruins of Welshtown and Logantown

Central Otago, during the goldrush times, was the most economically important region of New Zealand. Towns swelled with prospectors looking to get rich and faded as soon as it became apparent the good times were over. There are many ruins scattered around Central Otago which date back to this interesting

21 Oct 2019

Hiking the Onawe Pa Track, Banks Peninsula

The short walk to the end of Onawe Pa / Peninsula is a fun thing to do when exploring Banks Peninsula. It’s close to Akaroa (in the small town of Duvachelle) and the views are great — keep reading to find out more! The Onawe Pa Track The track starts

Tobins Track, Arrowtown, New Zealand
15 Oct 2019

Tobins Track: Great Views of Arrowtown from Above

Arrowtown, only 20 minutes or so from Queenstown, has a very different vibe from its famous neighbour. The historic streets are some of the most atmospheric in New Zealand, but it’s also good to get above town for some wide-open views. Tobins Track is fairly short and easy (if you

11 Oct 2019

Puzzling World, Wanaka

New Zealand (especially the South Island) isn’t exactly bursting with fun indoor activities. There are a few though, and Puzzling World in Wanaka is one of the best. It’s a very unique place, full of optical illusions, strange sculptures and the world’s first 3-D super maze. Puzzling World The first

New Regent Street, Christchuch, New Zealand
07 Oct 2019

New Regent Street, Christchurch

One of my favourite South Island streets is conveniently located right in the centre of Christchurch. What makes it such a cool street? Well, it’s extremely photogenic (how can you not be impressed with the colourful little shop houses), has a tram that occasionally rumbles through it and there are

Walking around Queenstown Gardens, New Zealand
03 Oct 2019

Queenstown Gardens

Most of the hikes around Queenstown are of the uphill variety, meaning they aren’t always the most relaxing. If you’re looking for an easy place to stretch your legs, I’d recommend a stroll around Queenstown Gardens, located in the heart of town. You’ll see some awesome views as well as