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A Visitor’s Guide to Te Reo Māori

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 […]

Attraction Spotlight: Exploring Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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, […]

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

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 […]

Experience New Zealand Winter Wonderland Next Year

Experience New Zealand Winter Wonderland Next Year Amisfield Winery

What will you be doing next July? Preparing your tax receipts? Snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a middle-of-the-road TV show? Wishing you could be anywhere but dreary old home, doing the same things you always do? Next winter could be different. Very different. Nine days of snow, sun and South Island fun, […]

Must Book in Advance New Zealand Cruise Shore Excursions

Must Book in Advance New Zealand Cruise Shore Excursions

You’ve settled into your stateroom, slept onboard overnight and savoured the deluxe delights of sea life… you’re in heaven. But the pleasures and leisure time of cruising isn’t limited to the chair spangled decks and formal dinner affairs. Get out, see the sights and find out more about New Zealand! You’ve nailed down which New […]

By Air or by Sea, which way should you cross Cook Strait?

By Air or by Sea, which way should you cross Cook Strait? Interislander Ferry

South to north, north to south, crossing the Cook Strait can be as easy as stepping onto the New Zealand ferry and watching the white boats bobbing in Wellington harbour, as your strait-faring vessel slowly carries you to all new adventures. To say there’s only one way, however, is inaccurate, as an alternative, open-air journey […]

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