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A Visitor’s Guide to Te Reo Māori

From the greetings when you first touch down (‘kia ora’ or ‘hello’) to place names such as Aotearoa (‘Land of the long white cloud’ a.k.a. New Zealand) to a national anthem sung in two languages, Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) is a part of everyday life in New Zealand. It is not as widely … Continue reading “A Visitor’s Guide to Te Reo Māori”

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What to expect at a Māori cultural experience

One of the most highly recommended things to do on a trip  to New Zealand is a Māori cultural experience. The Māori people and culture are truly unique to New Zealand so this is something you can only experience when visiting Aotearoa (the Māori name for NZ). While you will notice the Māori influence throughout … Continue reading “What to expect at a Māori cultural experience”

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Wildlife Spotlight: Meet the Snuggly Side of New Zealand

When New Zealand springs to mind, your thoughts naturally wander to wine trails, majestic landscapes and tours to take your breath away. Short of leaving your phone flat from too many pictures, the Land of the Long White Cloud delivers experiences you’ve never dreamed of and some you’ve obsessed over… but there’s more to our … Continue reading “Wildlife Spotlight: Meet the Snuggly Side of New Zealand”

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Luxury NZ Stays: Spotlight on PurePods

The PurePods luxury accommodation experience is a breathless journey into the New Zealand interior; charming, serene and always beautiful. It’s the kind of stay you pour over on Pinterest or Instagram, wishing you could sink into the private scenery and switch off – no TV, no wifi, no last minute emails or constant demands. Just … Continue reading “Luxury NZ Stays: Spotlight on PurePods”

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Attraction Spotlight: Exploring Waitomo Glowworm Caves

No north island New Zealand holiday is complete without a visit to the famous and altogether fabulous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, tucked away in a verdant valley 204km south of Auckland or 139km south west of Rotorua. The serenity of the region will leave you breathless with wonder and excited for the underground escapade ahead. So, … Continue reading “Attraction Spotlight: Exploring Waitomo Glowworm Caves”

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New Zealand’s Top Short Bush Walks

New Zealand is a destination full of short bush walks. With its native forests, glaciers, sounds and coastal walkways, you are sure to find different walks of varying lengths and fitness abilities. These can be independent or guided walks. Here is a snapshot of just some of those walks to help you on your way. … Continue reading “New Zealand’s Top Short Bush Walks”

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ARE YOU A SEAFOOD LOVER?

New Zealand is a great destination for you to tantalise your taste buds. The country has one of the longest coastlines in the world and boasts a rich marine environment. It is a haven for seafood lovers. Some of the best seafood on the international market is produced in New Zealand. Scallops A local favourite … Continue reading “ARE YOU A SEAFOOD LOVER?”

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The 8 best secluded beaches of New Zealand

When one travels to New Zealand you don’t normally think of sandy beaches. Instead you think about mountains, snow and glaciers. As an island country New Zealand in fact has many secluded beaches and is surrounded by pristine coastlines! 1. New Chums Beach New Chums Beach (Wainuiototo) is along the Coromandel Peninsula and is only … Continue reading “The 8 best secluded beaches of New Zealand”

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Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound

Should I visit Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound? This is one of the big questions travelers ask when touring the Fiordland region in New Zealand. Both offer spectacular and awe-inspiring scenery that takes your breath away. Both are part of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Both offer visitors a truly unique experience. Milford … Continue reading “Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound”

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3 Adventures to Enjoy in Rotorua

Listen up, thrill-seekers! There’s a not-so-new but underrated adventure capital to explore, complete with jaw-dropping attractions and now-or-never activities that will leave you happily breathless. Rotorua has developed a historical reputation, attracting curious fact-finders and scientists in droves – it’s hard to go past a city on the cusp of a geothermal valley. While the … Continue reading “3 Adventures to Enjoy in Rotorua”

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Why an Escorted Coach Tour is the perfect addition to a New Zealand Cruise

Pick up your passport, load your luggage and get ready for a Kiwi adventure, by land AND sea! Yes, we’ll say it, no cruise is complete without a little extra something – no traveller is ever satisfied with just one side of the geographical narrative, particularly when shore excursions only last for a few hours … Continue reading “Why an Escorted Coach Tour is the perfect addition to a New Zealand Cruise”

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4 Reasons You Should Travel Solo in 2018

Imagine waking up to welcome silence. A beautiful view lies outside your bedroom window, as the day’s plans are yours alone to control, without making allowances for the likes and dislikes of others. Any tours you take will be of your choosing, anywhere you eat will follow your appetites, anything you do or pursue is … Continue reading “4 Reasons You Should Travel Solo in 2018”

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New Zealand Restaurants: Spotlight on Auckland

Pace your palette, ladies and gentlemen, Auckland is more than the City of Sails; although you won’t find a better gateway to the North Island, this cosmopolitan capital is fast becoming just a little bit famous for its gastronomy. The Auckland food scene is more than a city pit-stop on your way to coastal haunts … Continue reading “New Zealand Restaurants: Spotlight on Auckland”

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New Zealand Self-Drive Tours for Seniors

What are you doing next week? Babysitting the grandkids? Enjoying a quiet dinner? Running errands, seeing friends and making the most of your retirement? While you’ve left the work/life balance juggling act behind, don’t squash the travel bug. Embrace it. If you’re uncertain about where to start or what to look for, we’ve created a … Continue reading “New Zealand Self-Drive Tours for Seniors”

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Have You Tasted Your Way Along the Great New Zealand Wine Trail?

When was the last time you spoiled your tastebuds with wine, cheese and ocean-fresh seafood, taking each day as it comes, lapping up a long, well-deserved holiday? You can’t remember? Not for a while? Never? Our New Zealand wine tours are perfect for travellers who need to treat themselves ASAP – rain or shine, these … Continue reading “Have You Tasted Your Way Along the Great New Zealand Wine Trail?”

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You’re Never Too Old to Explore New Zealand!

You’ve been dreaming of an adventure out of the ordinary, traveling the world in your mind between a growing list or errands, appointments and visits. Why stop there? New Zealand is waiting for the fall of your footsteps, embracing experienced travellers or retired first timers, as many guests swap the exertions of a self-drive holiday … Continue reading “You’re Never Too Old to Explore New Zealand!”

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