Where do I stay in Queenstown or Wanaka?

A must-do for every traveller, would have to be a visit to the Central Otago. So where do you stay in Central Otago - Queenstown or Wanaka?  If this is decision that you are finding hard to make, just remember this: the distance between Wanaka and Queenstown is only about 67 kms (40 miles). In fact, you only need to drive for 1 hour along Cardrona Road. Both Qu...

Best New Zealand Road Trips

It is a well-known fact that New Zealand is a self-driving paradise! The roads here are well established pretty much throughout the entire country. And these roads are more often than not, incredibly scenic - an absolute joy to drive and frequently, where there is limited traffic. What this Travel Blog will do, is to give you the best New Zealand road trips in both the North and South Island...

Travelling between Rotorua and Taupo

Travelling between Rotorua and Taupo won't actually take you that long. In fact, the distance you travel will only amount to 90 km. But this is so ideal - you will have plenty of time for to enjoy all the stuff in-between. Of course, no one should miss on the key attraction which is the geo-thermal activity. To the north you will get to see the 'White Island Volcano in the Bay of Plenty.  But p...

Travelling Golden Bay

The great advantage of travelling Golden Bay is that you can visit at any time of the year. In fact the winter season can be exceptionally beautiful with less wind and rain, especially in July. We have just arrived back totally refreshed from exploring this untouched paradise. Here's what we can tell you.

Where is the Golden Bay in New Zealand?

The Golden Bay area can be found on the...

Travel Mid Canterbury – Staveley and Mount Sunday

For a more remote adventure, the Mid-Canterbury region and the High Country has a lot to offer. When you get onto the  Methven-Rakaia Road, from north or south, you'll quickly see why. There are some hidden treasures in this beautiful part of the South Island. These roads are less travelled by other motorists. So for a large amount of time, you'll be the only car on the road! Read More

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