Category: New Zealand

Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability

Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability

A magical land of natural wonders and unique marvels, New Zealand holds a special place in the hearts and minds of not only its residents but also the inquisitive travelers who flock to its tranquil shores to experience everything that the country has to offer. Well known for its stunning scenery, pristine wilderness, and native […]

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a […]

The Rolling Countryside

Authentic New Zealand… true to life

New Zealand is renowned the world over for its glorious countryside and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, and people flock to our shores to experience some of the best outdoor and nature activities available anywhere. Despite this well-deserved reputation as a must-see destination, many visitors sadly miss out on the opportunity to really immerse themselves in the […]

5 alternatives for average vacations

5 alternatives for average vacations

We suspect that you, like us, are not interested in average vacations. You want to travel in a way that shakes things up and is good for your mind, body, and soul. You have an adventurous spirit. You favor uncommon places and experiences. As more people travel and places become ever-more connected, touristy, and Instagramed, it can […]

Nugget Point - The Catlins Otago

5 reasons wellness is the next big tourism trend in New Zealand

New Zealand has been one of the world’s leading tourism destinations for several decades now; we have sold ourselves on our beauty, our 100% Pure brand, our exhilarating and world-leading adventure activities and in more recent years, our award-winning wine and food industries. We’ve mastered the art of reinvention, continually finding new and innovative ways […]

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]

The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018

The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018

Many visitors described New Zealand as a country with “a smile on its face”, and James Cameron says he loves not just the beauty of our landscape, but also the can-do attitude of the people who live here. Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Tom Cruise showcased an incredible helicopter chase through the spectacular Fiordland National […]

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay […]

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

Top 5 wilderness and splendid isolation holidays

It’s not that you’re not sociable, you just want to get away from it all. Us too. For those off-the-grid moments that we all crave, here’s our pick of the five best remote places for when silence is golden. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Colombia, Canada An intimate retreat in the picture-postcard backwaters of Clayoquot Sound in […]

14 of the best cities to visit in April

14 of the best cities to visit in April

April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and enjoy a city break. For many of our readers, it’s a time when temperatures are just starting to pick up a little, when destinations are beginning to open their doors more to tourists, and yet it isn’t a peak time to travel… meaning […]

Mount Taranaki

5 of the best places to visit in 2018

In 2018, some countries will celebrate big milestones in style. Elsewhere, certain regions are opening up to visitors with an array of new tours and experiences. And, due to recent political developments, there’s a decidedly optimistic mood surrounding other countries, making them more accessible and more appealing than ever before. The Taranaki region, New Zealand […]

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

7 must-visit vineyards in New Zealand

New Zealand’s temperate maritime climate is ideal for growing grapes, and sitting outside enjoying the wine that the grapes helped produce. New Zealand’s wineries are found in some of the most spectacular environments, including stunning coastlines, and rolling green hills. Cellar doors across this beautiful, unspoiled country are comfortable and approachable and the winemakers and […]

New Zealand: the ultimate celebration destination

New Zealand: the ultimate celebration destination

A land of snow-capped mountains, mystical glaciers and active volcanoes; New Zealand is a magical place whose scenery deserves a standing ovation. Pair this with some of the most unique experiences and luxurious properties on the planet; this far-flung paradise provides an unbeatable backdrop to celebrate life’s most special occasions. From birthdays on private yachts […]

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

Travel and tourism is one industry that has continued to thrive in recent years, consistently out-performing the global economy, and 2018 looks to be no exception. We spoke to a number of experts in the industry to find out their opinions on the countries to visit in the year ahead. And so here are 18 […]

Oak Alley Plantation

Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes

Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There’s something quite special about seeing these pseudo-fantasy locations in real life, adding an extra dimension […]

5 of the best adrenaline-infused activities in New Zealand

5 of the best adrenaline-infused activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is a place of vast landscapes, from volcanic mountains, glaciers, rainforests, emerald lakes to pristine beaches. Given the great diversity, it’s the perfect place to get adventurous. Numerous insane excursions can be found on the islands, and the laid back, friendly mentality of the area balances it all out for the perfect vacation. […]