The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is a wild and wonderful place, full of rugged beaches, mountain views and glaciers. It’s a bit of a detour from the main route through the South Island but you’ll want to spend at least a few days there if you can.
The top of the South Island doesn’t get quite the amount of tourist attention as some of New Zealand’s most iconic spots, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t heaps of cool stuff to see. Some of the highlights include snow-capped (in winter and spring) mountains in Nelson Lakes National Park,
New Zealand probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think about beaches, but with vast stretches of coastline covering two very different islands you’re bound to visit some on your next trip. Where are the best New Zealand beaches? You’ll have to keep reading to find
This post was originally published in May 2017 and was updated in November 2019 (after I did another day hike which I need to tell you about!). The entire Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Track takes anywhere from three to five days to complete, but what if I told you
New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle
The main reason for our recent North Island trip was to finally explore the beaches and coastlines of Northland. Cape Reinga is as far north as you can go in New Zealand and it’s a popular spot for that reason. Well, not only that reason – it’s a beautiful place
One of the highlights of our recent North Island road trip was a place I hadn’t even heard of before planning the trip. Kai Iwi Lakes, a set of three small lakes on the Kauri Coast (three hours north of Auckland), is quite unlike anywhere else I’ve been in New
When it came to creating mountains, the North Island got a little short changed. It’s mostly flat, which is in complete contrast to the mountainous South Island. There are some mountains (or, more accurately, volcanoes) to explore though, and Mount Taranaki is one of them. There are various tracks in