Top four day trips from Queenstown

Queenstown is one of the South Island's top destinations, and with majestic scenery on offer there are plenty of reasons to experience these four best Queenstown day trips.

/ September 5, 2018

Top reasons to visit historic Akaroa

The historic village of Akaroa, near Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island, offers a unique taste of French influence, and stunning scenery.

/ August 29, 2018

Five New Zealand bus travel myths busted

It's often said New Zealand bus travel can't take you to excited places, and isn't the best way to get between destinations. But this couldn't be further than the truth.

/ August 22, 2018

How to plan New Zealand bus travel

Planning your New Zealand travel by bus can be daunting, but here are five top tips for making the most of your journey.

/ August 16, 2018

What to expect at an A&P Show

I grew up in a small New Zealand rural community, where farming and forestry were the backbone of the town, the lifeblood of the community. One of my fondest memories as a child was going to the annual A&P Show....

/ August 17, 2017
Bus Queenstown to Milford Sound

Your NZ Travel Checklist

Sort passport and visa – tick. Book flight to New Zealand – tick. Now all you need to decide is where to go, what to see and how to get there. This can seem like quite a daunting task, planning...

/ June 26, 2017
Weird New Zealand foods - Eskimos

Try unique food in New Zealand

Ever heard of huhu grubs? What exactly is L&P and where can I find it? We've got answers to all your questions about the weirdest foods in New Zealand...

/ June 14, 2017
Auckland Harbour at night

Why you shouldn’t skip Auckland!

Planning a trip to New Zealand and thinking you’ll catch the first bus out of Auckland? Think again! Auckland is the perfect place to base yourself for at least a few days. There aren’t many cities in New Zealand (in fact...

/ May 31, 2017

10 Unusual New Zealand Travel Tips

From flat whites to spider bites, read these unusual NZ travel tips by our guest blogger, the Tiki Touring Kiwi.

/ February 21, 2017
Hanmer Springs Day Trip: Thermal Pools & Spa

Day tripping: Hanmer Springs

The Canterbury region has such varied landscapes it's worth spending a while exploring it on a series of day trips. Top of your list should be a Hanmer Springs day trip from Christchurch. It's the perfect getaway, year-round.

/ February 16, 2017