In order to make it a bit easier to choose the experiences to not miss, we’ve whittled the long list down to the very top things to do in New Zealand’s North Island.
New Zealand is full of beautiful rivers, but some places are just a bit more beautiful than others. Here is a guide to the best and most beautiful rivers in New Zealand and the activities that you can experience at each one. Film scouting, wildlife spotting & river kayaking atop … Read More
7-day Luxury self-drive New Zealand South Island itinerary Wine, Kayak, and Golf Tour in Marlborough Rather than trying to cover a thousand kilometres in a day, this itinerary limits the distance you have to travel in order to pack a lot in, letting you save the long drives for the … Read More
What to do for a New Zealand Christmas Outdoor activities during Christmas in New Zealand When the Pohutukawa (known as the New Zealand Christmas tree) shows its amazing red flowers, you know it’s time to get into the festive mood and get out of the rat race. From kayaking the … Read More
New Zealand birds to see at sea Gannets, Albatross, Penguins It should be no surprise that New Zealand is a paradise for seabirds. But you may be surprised to learn that it holds the most diverse seabird community on Earth, with over 80 species breeding here. For birders, the best … Read More
Having arrived to Picton from Wellington on the early morning ferry, I had plenty of time to drive to Havelock and connect with the afternoon Hobbit kayak tour from Pelorus Eco Adventures. This gentle, family-friendly kayak tour was certainly a step back on the adventure scale from the white water … Read More
White water rafting at the top of New Zealand’s North Island Kaituna river (Rotorua) / Wairoa river (Tauranga) You hear mixed reviews about Rotorua – it smells like sulphur, it’s beautiful, it’s crowded, it’s quiet, it’s boring, it’s fun – but I can’t offer much on one of New Zealand’s … Read More