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New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand has won several awards in this year’s World Travel Awards – Australasia. Air New Zealand has been named the best airline in the region, Queenstown has been recognized as the top destination…

Glenorchy’s Mountain Ranges One of the Most Beautiful Peaks

Glenorchy’s Mountain Ranges One of the Most Beautiful Peaks

Glenorchy and its mountain ranges have been included in a list of the most beautiful peaks in the world in an article by Lizzie Mulherin for The Daily Express. “Arguably, one of…

Glowworm Cave in New Zealand

Glowworm Cave in New Zealand

Traveling duo Stoked for Saturday has captured an incredible video of glow-worms in New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves.” The travel bloggers shared how it all came together with National Geographic’s Sarah…

New Zealand Will Surprise You

New Zealand Will Surprise You

New Zealand has become a travel favourite for people around the world. While known for its beautiful scenery, it “is so much more than the sum of its varied landscapes,” as reported in an…

Fun Things To Do In Wellington

Fun Things To Do In Wellington

“Located at the south-western tip of North Island” Wellington is definitely worth a visit,” writes Hanna Hussein for the Straits Times. In her article she recommends the top activities you must do…

Ohau We Love to Ski Here

Ohau We Love to Ski Here

The tiny Mackenzie High Country ski resort of Ohau has just one lift, but the snow in August and September is brilliant – and, if you pick your week, it can feel like your…

4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand

4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand

“Tell someone you will be traveling to New Zealand, and you are bound to be showered with plenty of free travel advice,” writes travel blogger Worldwide Scott in an article for

Excellent Reasons to go to New Zealand

Excellent Reasons to go to New Zealand

While New Zealand “is an adventure traveler’s paradise with bungee jumping, skydiving and extreme zorbing options galore, you don’t have to be Richard Branson to enjoy it all,” writes Beau Flemister for

Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island

Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island

New Zealand’s “Great Barrier Island is a gorgeous unspoilt spot where native forest runs down steep slopes to beautiful isolated beaches and walking trails interconnect the paved road to a paradise of hot mineral…

Epic Middle Earth Locations That Really Exist

Epic Middle Earth Locations That Really Exist

“As World Hobbit Day makes us wistful for Middle Earth’s colossal mountain ranges, mythical forests and untamed rivers, we look to the epic landscapes that stole the show in the Hobbit and Lord of…

On Top Of A New Zealand Volcano

On Top Of A New Zealand Volcano

“When NBA giant Steven Adams returned home to New Zealand this summer/winter (depending on your hemisphere) with an Oklahoma City Thunder contingent, he made a fast break for” Rangitoto Island – “a magnificent volcanic…

New Zealand Beloved by Expats in HSBC Ranking

New Zealand Beloved by Expats in HSBC Ranking

New Zealand has been ranked as the runner-up in global financial services company HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, in which researchers asked a range of questions to 27,000 expats from 190 different countries and territories,…

Rotorua: North Island Adventure Capital

Rotorua: North Island Adventure Capital

Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island has “re-invented itself as the adventure capital of the North Island,” writes Sandra Smedhall for CNN. Its “unique combination of forests, lakes, geothermal activity and Maori culture…

Sleep Under The Stars At Pure Pods

Sleep Under The Stars At Pure Pods

New Zealand’s Pure Pods has been included in a list of 10 luxury accommodations in which you can sleep under the stars. “There is an intriguing option for anyone looking to unwind beneath a…

5 Lazy Ways to See New Zealand’s Natural Beauty

5 Lazy Ways to See New Zealand’s Natural Beauty

“In addition to the heart-pounding adventure sports that make New Zealand world-famous, the island nation is chock full of less strenuous activities that are just as worthwhile as their adrenaline-pumping alternatives,” writes A. Van…

Queenstown – More Than Adventure

Queenstown – More Than Adventure

“Immortalised by Peter Jackson in Lord Of The Rings, tourists now flock to Queenstown’s frosty lakes and rolling hills every year in search of the same magic created by the films,” writes Jennifer Smith…

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

“From freshly caught seafood to lamb, meat, everything, the delicious yet frequently underrated cuisine New Zealand offers should top your foodie-travel bucket list,” writes A. Van Houten for Paste Magazine in an…

NZ’s Must-See Photography Locations

NZ’s Must-See Photography Locations

New Zealand boasts “some of the finest natural landscapes on Earth” and is a “paradise for photographers and nature lovers alike”, writes William Patino on his photography blog. In his blog post he…

Wildlife and Wilderness Galore in the South Island

Wildlife and Wilderness Galore in the South Island

“As a chilly dusk fell on famous for wildlife and Jurassic-era fossilised trees, a white-coated figure waddled gingerly across tide-slicked rocks – me, trying to get out of sight to…

How NZ’s Glaciers Shaped the Origin of the Kiwi Bird

How NZ’s Glaciers Shaped the Origin of the Kiwi Bird

When the kiwi arrived in New Zealand several million years ago “it found few threats and plenty of opportunities.” “In the absence of mammals, its descendants gradually lost the ability to fly, as island…

How Oamaru Became Steampunk Capital of the World

How Oamaru Became Steampunk Capital of the World

Oamaru “used to be known for its population of blue penguins and having the best-preserved collection of Victorian architecture in the country”, writes Eleanor Ainge Roy for The Guardian. In 2010 the…

New Zealand Scores High in Expat Report

New Zealand Scores High in Expat Report

New Zealand has been ranked the fifth best country for expats in a ranking by “InterNations, which recently produced the Expat Insider 2016 report — one of the largest expat surveys in…

What to Do in New Zealand

What to Do in New Zealand

21-year-old Taylor Gleason has travelled to 65 countries, “documenting it all — in classic millennial fashion — on an Instagram account that has amassed an impressive 65,800 followers,” writes Brittany Kriegstein in…

Top Beach Hotels on NZ’s South Island

Top Beach Hotels on NZ’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is known for its “dramatic scenery, captivating wildlife and splendid isolation.” “Beach resorts and retreats on New Zealand’s South Island make the most of dramatic views, as well as offering…

Akarao – A Romantic Destination

Akarao – A Romantic Destination

New Zealand’s Akaroa has been featured as one of eight romantic off the beaten track holiday destinations in an article in Malay Mail Online. The list has been collated by Booking.com. Akaroa…

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

Chances are that by the time you leave the theatre after watching “Pete’s Dragon” you have not only fallen in love with Elliott the dragon, but also New Zealand, where the movie was filmed,…

Indulge Your Wanderlust in New Zealand

Indulge Your Wanderlust in New Zealand

In New Zealand “you can take in the beauty of mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline all within a day, and still have the chance to spot wildlife in its natural…

Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

Did you know that “there’s more high alpine terrain in New Zealand than France, Italy and Switzerland combined?” “With its natural beauty, abundant peaks and adventurous culture, New Zealand, in particular, should rank high…

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three New Zealand cities have been ranked in the Top 20 of Condé Nast Traveller’s annual World’s Friendliest Cities ranking. Queenstown has been ranked the fourth, Auckland the 15th friendliest and Wellington 17th friendliest…

New Zealand’s Best Walks

New Zealand’s Best Walks

Two New Zealand walks – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and  the Rees-Dart Track -have been featured in a Lonely Planet article on Australia’s and New Zealand’s best free walks. New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine…

The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand

The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand

“The land of the long white cloud is home to breath-taking topography that ranges from indigenous beech forests to scorching beaches to wine country,” writes Elyse Romano for D’MARGE. In winter New…

Escape to Wellington Where Life’s a Breeze

Escape to Wellington Where Life’s a Breeze

Wellington is one of 10 cities to feature in Monocle’s annual “journal of places less explored,” The Escapist. The New Zealand capital is home to incomparable coffee, exceptional seafood and a strong cinematic pedigree…

Trek New Zealand’s Routeburn Trail

Trek New Zealand’s Routeburn Trail

“Apart from showcasing glorious ‘100% pure New Zealand’ scenery, New Zealand’s Great Walks are equipped with huts which have bunk beds, gas kitchens, flush toilets, solar-powered lighting and clean water supply – and even…

Off-the-Beaten-Track Places in NZ

Off-the-Beaten-Track Places in NZ

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty — from snow-capped mountains and lush-green rainforests to glorious white-sand beaches and towering volcanoes, “and has buckets of culture and charm,” writes Nicole Barnard for The…

Nine Wonders of New Zealand

Nine Wonders of New Zealand

“With natural splendours that include stunning marine wildlife and geothermal springs, to culinary adventures taking in cutting-edge restaurants and tours of award-winning vineyards, New Zealand is a country that knows how to amaze the…

Baldwin Street a Photogenic Optical Illusion

Baldwin Street a Photogenic Optical Illusion

Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world, has become an unlikely tourist attraction, with people sharing photos on social media of a bizarre optical illusion, the Daily Mail reports. When photos of houses…

Deep South: A Wild Coastal Drive

Deep South: A Wild Coastal Drive

“New Zealand is perfect for long, meandering road trips, especially in its scenic South Island. If driving on windswept coastal roads is your idea of a good time, then there’s no better region to…

Play Lady of the Manor at Otahuna Lodge

Play Lady of the Manor at Otahuna Lodge

“New Zealand’s luxury lodges each have their unique selling point,” Cleo Glyde writes for news.com.au, “and as you wend your way along the freshly raked gravel driveway of an 1895 mansion set in the…

A New Zealand Winter

A New Zealand Winter

“You could go to Europe this summer, overpay for plane tickets and stand in line for three hours waiting to get into the Louvre so you can see the Mona Lisa.” Or you could…

James Cameron Stars in Tourism NZ Campaign

James Cameron Stars in Tourism NZ Campaign

Avatar director James Cameron is starring in the latest Tourism New Zealand campaign – a series of videos filmed over four days in the South Island, which explore the filmmaker’s fascination with…

Waiheke One of World’s Best Islands

Waiheke One of World’s Best Islands

Waiheke has placed forth in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual top ten best islands in the world survey for 2016, ahead of Bali, Hawaii and the Greek islands. It was also named the top…

Stops You Need to Make On Your South Island Road Trip

Stops You Need to Make On Your South Island Road Trip

“There are plenty of places and excursions worth checking out when driving through New Zealand’s South Island,” writes Daniel Otis in an article for the Toronto Star. While there are endless possibilities,…

Centuries of Smoke

Centuries of Smoke

“A foul smell hangs in the air over White Island, a marine volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, and steam hisses from rocks stained bright yellow from centuries of sulfur exposure,” writes Craig…

Must-Visit Destinations in New Zealand

Must-Visit Destinations in New Zealand

It is New Zealand’s glorious, spectacular and diverse scenery that has long inspired many travelers to visit the country. In an article for Living + Nomads Hai Chuyen reveals the 10 most…

Queenstown: A Town For All Seasons

Queenstown: A Town For All Seasons

No matter how “you first cap eyes on beautiful Queenstown – whether it is arriving by plane taking in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu as your plane touches down amidst the surrounding mountains,…

Why New Zealand Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

Why New Zealand Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

New Zealand is one of the countries that find their way to the top of people’s bucket list again and again. In a post on travel website Matador Network, Jessica Elliott shares…

The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

“A trip to New Zealand might just be the experience of a lifetime.” Queenstown and Christchurch are widely known for their extreme sports and cultural attractions, but New Zealand’s North Island also “has a…

The World’s Clearest Waters

The World’s Clearest Waters

New Zealand’s Lake Pukaki has been listed #3 in a ranking of the world’s clearest waters published by Conde Nast Traveler. Lake Pukaki is the “largest of three near-parallel alpine lakes on New…

Architectural Wonder on NZ Cliff

Architectural Wonder on NZ Cliff

“Hanging from a cliff on a mountainside 10 minutes from Queenstown is the jewel-like Jagged Edge, a rare undiscovered gem in the ultra-luxury private villa accommodation market in New Zealand,” writes Justine Tyerman for…

Hiking on Ice at Fox Glacier

Hiking on Ice at Fox Glacier

“If the idea of sitting on a helicopter and walking on ice doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat, what will,” writes Isabel Leong, who went heli hiking on Fox Glacier on…

New Zealand’s Sea of Wonders

New Zealand’s Sea of Wonders

“I’m bobbing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by small peaks of sea swell, and a guide is screaming my name from the boat. I turn in the direction she is gesticulating…

Jeweller Jessica McCormack Packs for Waiheke

Jeweller Jessica McCormack Packs for Waiheke

Christchurch-born London-based jewellery designer Jessica McCormack talks with Harper’s Bazaar UK for the magazine’s monthly “Travel Notebook” column about what she packs and her favourite places to stay when she heads homeward to Waiheke…

24-Hours in Auckland

24-Hours in Auckland

“I still feel an urge of excitement whenever I head back to the city of sails,” writes Beck Wadworth in her 24-hour Auckland guide in Vogue Australia. After arriving she “ventured straight into…

NZ #1 Destination on UK Travellers’ Wish list

NZ #1 Destination on UK Travellers’ Wish list

New Zealand has been identified the most popular destination on UK travellers’ wish lists in an analysis of government data and a survey of more than 2,000 adults by Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money, as…

Wellington Airport – One of The World’s Coolest Airports

Wellington Airport – One of The World’s Coolest Airports

Wellington Airport has been featured as one of the coolest airports of the world in an article in Huffington Post Canada. “Some of you may not know this, but The Lord of the Rings was…

In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

“On the South Island of New Zealand, just about anything grows—and a group of inspired chefs and winemakers are turning the fruit of the land into a distinctive national cuisine,” writes Kevin West for…