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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20 Nov 2018

Hiking the Red Tarns Track, Mount Cook National Park

You’ve probably heard of the Hooker Valley Track, by far the most popular hike in Mount Cook National Park. While that hike deserves all the praise it gets, there’s heaps more to explore in the land of New Zealand’s tallest mountains. The Red Tarns Track, a steep two-hour hike (return)

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13 Nov 2018

Exploring Central Christchurch On a Tram Tour

Central Christchurch is home to a variety of attractions, including beautiful old buildings, the meandering Avon River, street art, the botanic gardens and various reminders of the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s a strange mix of the old, the new and the soon to be demolished. A fun way to explore central

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06 Nov 2018

Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

One of my earliest memories was driving through the lion enclosure at Orana Wildlife Park and seeing lions wandering around outside the car. You can’t do that anymore (that all ended in 1995), but it was exciting to return to this place after so many years. Orana Wildlife Park has a

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30 Oct 2018

Hot Pools in Lake Tekapo: Relaxing at Tekapo Springs

Lake Tekapo, the tiny town with an old stone church by the lake of the same name, is the perfect place to relax after hiking in the Mount Cook / Mackenzie Basin region. After a long day of hiking it’s hard to beat a relaxing soak in the Tekapo Springs

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24 Oct 2018

Stargazing in Lake Tekapo: The Mount John Observatory Tour

In small town New Zealand there generally isn’t much to do when the sun goes down. That’s not the case for Tekapo though, as it sits in New Zealand’s (and the Southern Hemisphere’s) only dark sky reserve, meaning it’s ideal for stargazing. Earth and Sky invited us to do the

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