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How do you choose the perfect resort for a family holiday? Well, no matter how fussy your kids are, there’s one thing you can always count on to keep them entertained and happy – an awesome swimming pool. Here are ten of our favourite NZ resorts with great pools for all the paddling, splashing and …

From the amazing coastline to the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand has plenty to offer those who seek adventure among the wilderness. One of the best ways to enjoy this wonderful country is by hiking and biking. Here are some of our top picks to kickstart your explorations. 1. Auckland’s city trails …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

Queenstown is a great destination for anyone who loves road trips, with many diverse and historical sites to explore. Here are five awesome drives you’ve got to do. 1. Glenorchy 45-minute drive Ever since the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed, visiting the sets and sites from the Oscar-winning movies has become a serious NZ …

Bali? Why would I go to Bali? Sure, it’s gorgeous, with amazing beaches, markets, and cultural experiences. But with all the partying, binge drinking and spot-you-from-a-mile-away Aussies, I could just go to the Gold Coast, right? These were just a few of the thoughts I had when my partner suggested that he and I go …

OK, disclosure time. I’ll admit it – I’m not a true-blue Wellingtonian. But for the last six years, I’ve spent a week in Wellington every month, and I now fondly consider it my second home. And I agree with the locals, who’ll take any opportunity to tell you that you can’t beat Wellington on a good …

If you’ve got an overseas trip coming up, the list of things you need to do before you set off can feel as long as your arm. But it doesn’t have to be! Save yourself some time and stress by prioritising these eight must-dos. 1. Check SafeTravel.govt.nz SafeTravel.govt.nz is the New Zealand Government’s official travel …

If you’ve got an overseas trip coming up, the list of things you need to do before you set off can feel as long as your arm. But it doesn’t have to be! Save yourself some time and stress by prioritising these eight must-dos. 1. Check SmartTraveller.gov.au SmartTraveller.gov.au is the Australian Government’s official travel advice …

When European settlers founded Christchurch in 1850, they built their new city to English ideals. To be a Mini England, with very English-sounding street names and very English-looking buildings. But that all changed in February 2011, when a Mw 6.2 earthquake irreparably damaged much of Christchurch. Today, Christchurch is reborn with cutting-edge architecture, amazing cafés, …

Oh, Auckland. You gorgeous ol’ harbour city, you. Between admiring the Sky Tower’s views and taking a daytrip out to Waiheke Island, there are plenty of things to do in this North Island city. But what about the things only the locals know about? We checked in with our well-travelled Facebook community to find out …