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

Hokitika Gorge, West Coast, New Zealand
30 Sep 2019

NZeTA: What’s the Deal with New Zealand’s New Visa Rules?

As of the 1st of October 2019, visitors to New Zealand from visa waiver countries will have to apply online for an NZeTa (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before travelling to the country. This new rule applies to everyone travelling to New Zealand who doesn’t need a regular visa –

25 Sep 2019

South Island New Zealand Travel Guide

So, you’re planning a trip to New Zealand’s South Island? You’re lucky to have stumbled on this post, as I’m about to tell you everything you need to know (well, most things at least) about travelling around the South Island. From transport, accommodation, where to go and what to see,

23 Sep 2019

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown

Mountain areas in New Zealand generally require you to do some uphill hiking to see the best views, but luckily there is an easier option in Queenstown. Skyline Gondola, located a short walk from downtown Queenstown, takes you up a forested hill above town. From there you’ll see an amazing

18 Sep 2019

A Doubtful Sound Cruise: The Best Day Trip in New Zealand?

Doubtful Sound (which is a fjord, not a sound) is possibly the most beautiful place in New Zealand. It’s similar to the far more popular Milford Sound (also not a sound) but the experience is very different. To visit Doubtful Sound, you’ll need to go on a tour, which first