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New Zealand's Best Day Walks

New Zealand’s Best Day Walks.  Whilst walking in the Ashley Forest recently, I was thinking about the opportunities day walks present for visitors to see New Zealand from a different perspective – they are... Read more

When is the best time to do a Self Drive tour of New Zealand?

I am often asked when is the best time to do a self drive tour of New Zealand.   Before answering, I try to find out a little more about what type of experience our guests are looking for. Are they looking to visit... Read more

The Ultimate Self Drive Holiday in New Zealand

  The Ultimate Self Drive Holiday in New Zealand What is it that contributes to make The Ultimate Self Drive Holiday in New Zealand? I have given this question a lot of thought and discussed it with my colleagues and... Read more

Local hotspots in and around Christchurch New Zealand

  I am not sure just where to start to tell you about local hotspots in and around Christchurch New Zealand.   As the rebuild of the City ‘hots up’ there are just so many amazing places to visit!  As a born and... Read more

Visiting Queenstown New Zealand - Our Five Must Do's

  Queenstown is marketed as the adventure capital of New Zealand and quite rightly as it is a great place for adventure.  However – you don’t have to be a ‘hard out adventurer’ to enjoy Queenstown, we just love... Read more

Bed & Breakfasts in New Zealand - Five Reasons to Stay

  I love booking Bed & Breakfasts accommodation for our guests. Often we talk about meeting “real” New Zealanders.   You may well ask, “what is a real New Zealander”?  They may not necessarily be born and bred... Read more

5 Reasons to Take a NZ Road Trip

Why take a NZ road trip? Gosh, where to start.  From the mountains to the sea, New Zealand may be small, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to the diversity of our landscapes!  Our roads are fantastic and... Read more

Ten of our favourite places to visit in New Zealand

Having lived in New Zealand all our lives our team have had time to explore all the ‘nooks and crannies’ in New Zealand.  We also know the spots that our guests love when they visit.  We could list a 100 but here are... Read more

Quirky Cafes add to the visitor experience

A dutch friend who immigrated to New Zealand in the 70’s tells of being dismayed to find there was virtually no café scene.  It was very difficult to find a café even in the major cities.  How far we have come! The... Read more

One Day Hikes - Wanaka

If hiking is on your “to do” list when visiting New Zealand then Wanaka should be on your list of the South Island’s  “must visit”.  The scenery is magical and the hiking tracks are formed to make the most of... Read more
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