New Zealand’s Ice Age Landscape

Tucked along the west coast of New Zealand, stretching from the harbour town of Westport all the way to the southern tip at Doubtful Sound, is some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery. Visitors to New Zealand should not miss out on the epic landscapes that make up the western coast. what is fiordland and…

Trip: Two Days in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand is the biggest city in the country, at 1.5 million people, which admittedly doesn’t say much. The city stretches across a narrow peninsula at the top of the North Island, one of only a few cities in the world that has harbours on two major bodies of water (the Tasman Sea and…

5 Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand is arguably the world’s best adrenaline playground. With options ranging from jetboating through the Shotover Canyon to parasailing on Lake Wakatipu to skydiving to bungy jumping, there is not shortage of heart-pumping activities. Those travelers interested in a more subtle adventure in Queenstown need fear not: there is plenty to do if…

New Zealand’s Bay of Islands

A google search for New Zealand’s Bay of Islands brings up picturesque white sand beaches, stunning azure water, and black rock outcroppings covered in vibrant green trees.  It’s enough to make anyone want to visit immediately.  But it’s a well-kept secret: while local Kiwis and most visitors make it to the Bay of Islands, it’s…

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Fans of the Lord of the Rings series will recognise this iconic mountain as Mount Doom but for the Maori people of New Zealand, it’s Mount Ngauruhoe.  It’s one of three main volcanoes that make up the Tongariro National Park, just south of Taupo, on the North Island. Tongariro National Park is both New Zealand’s…