Category: New Zealand

View of green vineyard surrounded by a lake

5 of New Zealand's best food and wine regions

New Zealand is a small island nation located in the Pacific ocean renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Maori culture, friendly people, and let’s not forget its national rugby team.
5 beautiful places to cycle in New Zealand

5 beautiful places to cycle in New Zealand

New Zealand is a natural wonderland, filled with an assortment of native wildlife and pristine wilderness. Go on an extraordinary journey, and admire ever-changing landscapes and picturesque views. From vast plains and rivers to rugged mountains and farmland, a pure nature paradise. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to meet many proud
Take a tour of 8 of the best New Zealand wine regions

Take a tour of 8 of the best New Zealand wine regions

When we mention New Zealand, you may think of the impressive nature, the Lord of the Rings films and Maori culture, but the country is also increasingly well known for its wine.  There are about 700 wineries throughout the whole country. The cool summers and mild winters of the Southern hemisphere ensure a long growing
21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many
Hole in the rock NZ

‘Kia ora’ yachting in the Bay of Islands

One of the ultimate ways to explore the beautiful New Zealand coastline is by yacht, where stunning islands are scattered over azure seas and charming seaside towns are immersed in history. Here, silvery beaches line contrastingly rocky coasts, while pods of dolphins play offshore amidst a wealth of marine life. This destination delivers a wealth
New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

As Autumn gives way to the crisp cool days, warm company, and well-earned peace of winter, the challenges of recent months begin to ease and fade. The land and people slow down and recuperate, taking stock as we look forward to the promise and hope of a newfound spring. As we celebrate the obstacles we
A bird flying through Doubtful Sound

Why you should book a small overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound

While travel at this time may be the furthest thing from your mind, I think it is a great time to be planning your next adventure.  If living in a pandemic has taught me anything I would have to say the greatest lesson is to really appreciate nature and wildlife. One of the countries that
Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

This is certainly an historic time we are living in; none of us have ever experienced anything like a pandemic before and we are all trying to get through this period of uncertainty the best we possibly can. Here in Canada we are completing week six of our state of emergency; it seems everywhere you
5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

As a professional guide, one of the things I love most is not just to show you around our beautiful backyard, but it is to meet many different people and ethnicities, so we can learn from each other. There is nothing more rewarding to get a big thanks and hug at and end of a
Bringing Auckland to the world during lockdown

Bringing Auckland to the world during lockdown

A stunning video that captures the beauty and stillness of Auckland, New Zealand is being shared across the world. Produced by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) while New Zealand is in lockdown to tackle COVID-19, Papatūānuku is breathing has resonated with New Zealanders and the global community – so much so that the
6 reasons why the luxury travel market in New Zealand may recover faster than the rest of the world

6 reasons why the luxury travel market in New Zealand may recover faster than the rest of the world

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, few industries have fallen as far and as fast as tourism. The coronavirus is crippling entire industries, but the private jet business is booming in New Zealand. Individuals are paying thousands of dollars to evacuate and avoid areas affected by the coronavirus. Luxury travel operators are allowing customers
10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

With modern life (and our current lockdown predicament) leaving us more likely to be sat in a chair surrounded by screens, rather than getting active surrounded by nature, it’s no surprise that more and more travellers are choosing to get away on a luxury wellness retreat. Whether it’s a digital or culinary detox, immersing yourself
5 best places to go in September and October

5 best places to go in September and October

Although not the first one to say, I’ll reiterate—these are weird times. And while international (and sometimes even domestic) travel is basically out of the question at the moment. We and many other adventuresome folks are thinking ahead to when it’ll be safe for us to explore the world again. Nothing right now is guaranteed,
5 incredible hidden gems in New Zealand

5 incredible hidden gems in New Zealand

Have you ever dreamt about being the one to discover that very rare thing, a site, a place, somewhere that you alone have found and can appreciate? New Zealand can offer you a taste of undiscovered gems; hidden in this spectacularly beautiful country lies that prize. If you take the time to hike a trail,
7 amazing towns and cities to visit in New Zealand

7 amazing towns and cities to visit in New Zealand

Cities tend to have a vibe about them, a sense that something might be happening just around the corner. Cities hold an energy that is infectious; and oh boy, is that true of New Zealand cities. A passion for art, street wall murals, live music, comedy, food markets, coffee, restaurants and bars make New Zealand
Supercars to snowmobiles - 7 of the world’s best driving experiences

Supercars to snowmobiles - 7 of the world’s best driving experiences

If you’re at your happiest behind the wheel of a vehicle then we’ve got something really special for  you. We’ve compiled a list of seven of the world’s best driving experiences that you’re sure to love, but you don’t have to be a dedicated motorhead to get the most out of these incredible experiences, if