Author Archive for Angela Schrider

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand takes place mainly during the winter months of July, August and September, with later September conditions more spring like. The most popular region to ski in New Zealand is the Southern Lakes district, which is home to the beautiful, picturesque, tranquil town of Wanaka. Wanaka is a cosy small [...]

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Kaikoura is a sleepy New Zealand seaside town, located two hours north of Christchurch. It is a popular stop among tourists when driving either north or south, down the east coast. Kaikoura has a lot to offer and is known for its spectacular whale watching, and very own seal colony. One beautiful location you just [...]

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

Everyone loves to kill two birds with one stone. It gives us a sense of achievement and sometimes even a slight amount of smugness! Given New Zealandís distance from the rest of the world, it is the perfect place to combine pleasure with pain, and plan to compete in a sporting event while on holiday. [...]

New Zealand’s top 3 hideaway beaches

New Zealand’s top 3 hideaway beaches

For many people in the Northern Hemisphere, January means snuggling up in a rug by the fire with a hot chocolate. Down Under however, itís the middle of summer, and that means hitting the beach. New Zealand has the 10th†longest coastline in the world with 15,134 kilometres of beaches, cliffs and bays to explore. The [...]

Fiordland New Zealandís #1 hidden secret: Doubtful Sound

Fiordland New Zealandís #1 hidden secret: Doubtful Sound

Tucked away in the far southwest of New Zealand is a magnificent wonder called Doubtful Sound. Accessible only by mountain pass or sea, makes this mysterious beauty very remote and far from crowed!†You may have heard of the more popular Milford Sound, which does seem to steal the limelight from Doubtful, as Milford is much [...]

The southern hemisphere’s number one Warbird airshow – Warbirds Over Wanaka

The southern hemisphere’s number one Warbird airshow – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow†is one of Wanakaís major biennial events. It is a truly spectacular airshow featuring military fighter aircraft from the last 100 years, as well as modern jets from the present. Held over Easter weekend in April, the town of Wanaka New Zealand is almost always at capacity during this popular event. [...]

The 3 best experiences to have from a helicopter in the South Island of New Zealand

The 3 best experiences to have from a helicopter in the South Island of New Zealand

Most people, when they hear of helicopter experiences in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand, automatically think of heli-skiing. There is no doubt that heli-skiing tops our list of things to do from a helicopter, but there is oh-so-much-more to experience from the air. Here are some ideas. For example, did you know that [...]

The 3 best ways to experience snow and ice in New Zealand

The 3 best ways to experience snow and ice in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its friendly people and stunning vistas, including magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks. Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand, as many of those snow-capped mountains are glaciers, which provide a constant beauty. So what should you do when you’re there? †Here are the three best ways [...]

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

There is no doubt that New Zealand is famous for it’s stunning scenery, and there is perhaps no better place to experience the breath-taking views than from the air. Perspective is everything, and you will be amazed at how vast and majestic the mountains, lakes and rivers appear from above. There are a number of [...]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this [...]

New Zealandís number one place not to be missed

New Zealandís number one place not to be missed

Lake Tekapo is possibly one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. Lake Tekapo is both the name of the magnificent lake, and the name of the township tucked in at the end of it. It is nestled in the heart of New Zealandís South Island. The colour of the lake is a memorising [...]

Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wanaka, New Zealand

Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wanaka, New Zealand

Whare Kea Lodge is set on the shores of a sparkling Alpine lake in the South Island of New Zealand. With stunning views overlooking the lake and mountain ranges behind, it truly is a haven that enables you to relax in style, with the knowledge that there is a world of adventure just outside your [...]

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Two years after the 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealandís third biggest city of Christchurch killing 185 people, the city is in serious rebuild mode and ready again to welcome tourists. Having destroyed most of the CBD along with the beautiful historical stone buildings that Christchurch has previously been famous for, the earthquake wrecked serious damage [...]

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka is much more than just a pretty place. If you thought that all there is to do on your holiday in the Southern Lakes Region (other than visiting Hobbit locations) is bungy jumping or jet-boating, then you definitely need to think again. If you find yourself in the area when one of these [...]

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, an hour from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, is a great place to base yourself to discover the excellent wines of Central Otago. Slated by British wine writer, Jancis Robinson, as one of the top five New World wine producing areas in the world, this region should be a definite [...]

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

If you have ever visited the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand then you will know that you are spoilt for choice for activities to do. Not only are there a myriad of adventure experiences to choose from, but there are also many more Ďsedateí options for those that like to take life a little [...]

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