Category: New Zealand

5 of the best family holiday destinations  for 'reconnecting with family'

5 of the best family holiday destinations for ‘reconnecting with family’

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Playing tennis, throwing a ball, endless battles of […]

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

Tucked away behind large private grounds and with a breath-taking mountain backdrop is Mountain Range Luxury Lodge. Even though the lodge sits just on the outskirts of the Lake Wanaka, New Zealand township, when at the lodge you feel like you are a million miles away from anywhere. Lake Wanaka and the Wanaka township is […]

Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

Step back in time and discover the world’s best kept secret beaches

There is nothing more satisfying than personally discovering hidden treasures of golden sand and crystal clear water. The simple pleasures of pristine beauty await those fortunate enough to research thoroughly enough, or travel far enough to find them. The thought of a day or more at the one of the best kept beaches rewards the […]

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand

Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand

It’s almost winter down in the southern hemisphere of the world, and that means the ski season is about to begin. New Zealand is a popular destination for the skier wanting to make some effortless powder turns, during July August and September. New Zealand has many ski regions, with arguably the most noted being the […]

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 […]

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

If there’s one style of accommodation that sets New Zealand on the very highest plateau of comfort, it’s its famous lodges, invariably owner-run and often found in stunning hideaway locations. Many have a historic pedigree, others having a more contemporary flair, but all offer ideal roosts for those planning to explore the country. Bridge & […]

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

From the moment I land in Queenstown, I’m hit with an overwhelming sense of excitement. Soaring white-capped mountains greet me as I step out of the plane. There is a majestic ambience blanketing Queenstown, it’s easy to see I’m going to have a good time here. While it’s not my first time in Queenstown, this […]

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Although it’s been shrinking over the past 20 years, Mount Cook, otherwise known as Aoraki, is still New Zealand’s highest mountain. Surrounded by rugged lanscapes, lakes and even glaciers, it attracts walkers and climbers from all over the world. The weather conditions are extremely interchangeable in Mount Cook National Park, but that doesn’t stop people […]

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 Zealand’s 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, it’s 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 Zealand’s #1 hidden secret: Doubtful Sound

Fiordland New Zealand’s #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 […]

Photograph of the week: Paddle boarding through the Milford Sound

Photograph of the week: Paddle boarding through the Milford Sound

Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner. Described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age and showcases beautiful cliffs, mountain peaks and waterfalls. The best way to […]

Win a Middle-earth experience with Air New Zealand

Win a Middle-earth experience with Air New Zealand

Take a look at this video that’s been put together by Air New Zealand. It shows that in Middle-earth, everyday tasks can reveal out of this world surprises and before you know it everything can turn… well, a bit Hobbit-shaped! Watch to be in with a chance to win tickets for two to the worldwide […]

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 Wanaka’s 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. […]

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