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School holidays are coming up here in NZ and they’re the perfect time to make some amazing memories with the family. North Island, South Island, wherever you may be, this country is beautiful and it’s just waiting to be explored. So, here are 10 of the best family-friendly activities in NZ. 1. Kelly Tarlton’s SEA …

A roaring fire, a stunning cabin in the forest, snow fights, hot tubs. Sure, it might be cold outside but there’s loads to enjoy about winter in NZ ⛄🔥 From Karikari Peninsula in the north to Franz Josef Glacier in the south, here are 10 of New Zealand’s cosiest winter escapes. Auckland Castaways Resort Why …

There’s nothing better than a New Zealand getaway – unless it’s a New Zealand getaway on the cheap. Regardless of whether you’re touring the country or a card-carrying Kiwi, these 18 activities are low in cost, but priceless in value. 1. Create your own hot tub time machine Tourists might pay Hanmer Springs’ $25 entrance …

What’s better than an awesome Easter getaway? Oh, nothing… except an awesome Easter getaway with freebies. We’ve rounded up amazing deals from some of our fave NZ hotels, motels and resorts. They all come with bonuses or upgrades and almost all of them are for travel over the Easter and school holiday period, but they’re …

New Zealand is made for road trips and Wellington is an ideal launch pad for some of the best. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, and whether you’re looking for a one-day getaway or a week-long adventure, here are five of our fave driving trips starting from the capital. 1. Wellington to Cape Palliser – 280km …

The Land of the Long White Cloud might not be huge geographically speaking, but it sure crams plenty to do inside its borders. This makes NZ perfect for road trips, with everything from quick adventures along the coast to week-long treks from the North to the South. Here are five of our faves. 1. New …

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 …

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, …

Defining a ‘local’ in Queenstown is a conversation in itself. I have lived and breathed the beauty that is Queentown for 12+ years, but I still wouldn’t claim the title of a true local. They are few and far between these days, with the town growing every year. I can, however, share some of my …