How to Follow in the Royal Family’s Footsteps in NZ

“With the world’s latest royal nuptials almost upon us, we look at how normal folk can get a little regal in New Zealand – one place where they’re rumoured to be honeymooning,” Vogue Australia reports.

“Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding is just around the corner, making these royals top of mind pretty much everywhere – including New Zealand. While Prince Harry was a popular and much photographed royal visitor to New Zealand in 2015, it’s a much lesser known fact that Markle holds a special flame for New Zealand – in fact, she wrote a “love letter to New Zealand” posted on her (now-defunct) The Tig blog in 2014. She had travelled in a campervan on that trip; something the couple is unlikely to emulate if they return post-wedding.

“British royals have a long history of visiting Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud. And so, to celebrate Meghan and Harry’s upcoming nuptials, we’ve compiled a list of stunning spots where ‘commoners’ can follow in the royal footsteps.”

The magazine recommends where to stay, including Wharekauhau Lodge, Huka Lodge and Napier’s Art Deco Masonic Hotel; “royal activities” like wine tasting at Wither Hills, horse racing at Ellerslie and paddling a waka down the Whanganui River.

Original article by Vogue Australia, May 4, 2018.


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Mountaintops to the Deep Sea in the Milford Sound

Mountaintops to the Deep Sea in the Milford Sound

“Key Summit is one of many hiking trails – or as locals call them, tracks – that crisscross the South Island near Milford Sound, the green gemstone atop New Zealand’s wilderness…