Take a trip to Milford Sounds

Milford Sounds is a fjord located in the south of the South Island of New Zealand and is easily accessible via car or bus. You can even ride along on the Milford Explorer, a cheap add-on to the Kiwi Experience, that stops a few times on the way. The best way to see it is... Continue Reading →

Things to do in Queenstown

This is one of my favourite places in New Zealand. No, in the world. It has everything. You want to party? There are over 150 bars and restaurants that want your cash money. You want to shop? Fill your bags with souvenirs to take home to your grandma. You want to throw yourself off high... Continue Reading →

Things to do in Wanaka

There are plenty of things to keep you busy in this gorgeous place. There are some amazing skiing and snowboarding in the winter at Treble Cone and Cardrona ski areas. You can get your adrenaline fix canyoning or skydiving, you can take to the air in a helicopter or airplane tour, there is even a... Continue Reading →

Glacier hiking in Franz Josef

To be able to hike over something so ancient, powerful and ever-changing is an awesome and unique experience especially coming from England; a land of no mountains, no snow and certainly no glaciers. We had the option of riding a helicopter to the top but we were all on a tight budget so we chose... Continue Reading →

Black Water Rafting in Waitomo

A friend told me about this before I left home and after seeing too many horror movies like The Descent I swore I would never, ever do it. It basically involves crawling into a pitch-black cave system half-full of water with a head torch and an inner tube, hoping you make it out alive. Naturally,... Continue Reading →

A New Zealand Bucket List

Whatever you're looking for on this trip, there is something for everyone here. If you're an adrenaline junkie you can skydive and bungee jump, if you're into watersports you can river board or kayak, if you love to hike there are some world-class trails across both islands, if relaxing is your thing there are hidden... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

One of the most popular day hikes in the country, the Tongariro Crossing in the Tongariro National Park is 19.4km of volcanic terrain, active volcanoes, turquoise lakes and a side trip to the top of Mount Doom if the weather is nice enough. It's an easy enough hike even if you're not in the best... Continue Reading →

Getting around New Zealand

There is so much to see in this tiny country and a few different ways to get around. Think about your budget, about the places you want to see and the amount of time you have. Buses can be a slow way to get around and don't let you stop at every photo opportunity, but... Continue Reading →

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