10 Dec 2018

Why Dunedin is New Zealand’s Coolest, Best Looking City

This post was originally published in February 2018 and updated in December 2018 If there’s one thing New Zealand doesn’t do so well, it’s cities. I generally advise people to get out of the main centres as soon as possible, as the real appeal of New Zealand lies in its

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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
19 Nov 2018

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand Itinerary

Do you want to make the most of your next trip to New Zealand but don’t have unlimited time to see everything? Spending two weeks in New Zealand will allow you to see a huge variety of landscapes, from beaches and volcanoes in the north to the snow-capped mountains and

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12 Nov 2018

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

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

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Things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand -- Taylor's Mistake from above
26 Oct 2018

17 Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand: Is It Worth Visiting After the Earthquakes?

This things to do in Christchurch post was originally posted in September 2017 and was updated after my recent trip the city. Upon entering the centre of the city for the first time since the 2010 / 2011 earthquakes, it became obvious what a long shadow those natural disasters still

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10 Oct 2018

Glenorchy | Paradise | Kinloch: Searching for Scenic Roads Near Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is known as one of New Zealand’s most beautiful towns (at least in terms of scenery), but what are things like when you leave the comfort of town for the winding roads to Glenorchy, Paradise and Kinloch? This drive, and the walks you’ll want to do in-between driving, features

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19 Sep 2018

A Road Trip Through the Hakatere Conservation Park, New Zealand: Mount Sunday and the Ashburton Lakes

If you’re looking for an off the beaten path area in New Zealand with stunning mountain views, lonely gravel roads stretching into the distance and way fewer tourists than you’d find in the more popular regions, consider a road trip through the Hakatere Conservation Park. Located only a couple of

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17 Apr 2018

New Chums Beach, Coromandel Peninsula: Hiking to One of New Zealand’s Best Coastal Viewpoints

The Coromandel Peninsula features some of New Zealand’s most unique coastal features, including Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. It’s also home to some of the country’s top beaches, and New Chums Beach is getting a reputation as a place not to miss. The viewpoint above the beach is definitely

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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
03 Apr 2018

Hiking in Wanaka, New Zealand: Roys Peak, Isthmus Peak, Rocky Mountain and Rob Roy Glacier

The only way to truly appreciate Wanaka and its immediate surrounds is to see it from above. There are several world-class hikes close to Wanaka, including Roys Peak, Isthmus Peak and Diamond Lake / Rocky Mountain (with Rob Roy Glacier being a little further afield). Do you want to go

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