15 reasons to visit New Zealand in 2017

From mud & snow to the arts & beer, New Zealand is brimming with events and itineraries all year round. Here are 15 fantastic reasons to visit in 2017!

New Zealand’s Been Instagramed!

If you’ve never been there before, or even if you have and KNOW how amazing it is, I hope you appreciate these stunning ‘instagramed’ photos.

Most and least tourist-friendly countries….really?

So the World Economic Forum has just released a list of the world’s most and least tourist-friendly countries…but I’m not quite convinced by the results! Places like Iceland, New Zealand, or Morocco, came out on top as the friendliest countries in the world but Bolivia, Venezuela, and Russia all hug the bottom of the list….

Queenstown…take a hike!

NZ is famous for lots of things like winter sports & bungee jumping but why not tone down the adrenaline for a while & get back to nature on a hike!

Swap your Winter for a Kiwi Summer…

Fed up with Winter? A bright and sunny summer awaits you right now, just 12,000 miles away in New Zealand…

Photo Blog: New Zealand in Pictures…

A road trip really is the perfect way to see New Zealand in all her glory – from stunning coastal roads and twisty mountain passes.

Highs and Lows of an Epic Adventure…

When Richard and I first decided to go travelling we didn’t know quite what to expect. Having never been on anything more adventurous than a two week holiday to Spain,

Photo Flashbacks: Rainbow over Lake Wanaka…

This pic was taken as we were cruising up New Zealand’s Haast Pass in Fred, our trusty 21 year old camper van. Looking out over Lake Wanaka we spotted about

Cordon Bleu in a camper van…

Okay, whilst Cordon Bleu may be a bit of an overstatement when it comes to describing our efforts at campervan cooking, it’s amazing just what you can rustle up on

E noho ra New Zealand..!

Our last night in New Zealand was spent back where our Kiwi road trip first began – Westhaven Marina in Auckland! We drove there from Waitomo where we had visited

Glow Worms Caves & the Best Museum in the World…EVER!

She took us into the glow worm ‘grotto’ where we took a boat trip through the still, dark waters and gazed in awe at the 1000s of twinkling lights above us!

Sounds and Sights from the Centre of New Zealand…

We woke up to a beautiful day in Nelson after camping at the designated parking site just five minutes out of the city. It was a Saturday so we decided

Swing Bridges and Sandy Bays…

After leaving our sea-side camp in Westport’s North Beach, we spent a few hours in the town sorting out our laundry, filling up with petrol, showering and using the internet

Pancakes and Blowholes on the West Coast…

The West Coast’s state highway 6 is arguably New Zealand’s best coastal road with wild, blustery beaches scattered with rocky limestone outcrops lining the highway. [singlepic id=3938 w=620 h=440 float=center]

Bushmen, Beaches & Green Stones…

We woke up at our camp near Whataroa just as people were turning up for their scenic flights which took off from the car park. From there we drove north

Welcome to Glacier Country…

After the adrenaline rush and excitement of Queenstown, we were ready for a relaxing, scenic drive towards the West Coast of New Zealand. We had camped by the side of

Three, Two, One…BUNGEEEEEEEE!!!

New Zealand just keeps getting better and better for us. We’ve already had beautiful beaches, rare wildlife, volcanic hotspots, breathtaking boat cruises and majestic mountains, but it was time for

Mystical Milford Sound…

Our visit to Milford Sound was without a doubt one of the major highlights of our road trip around New Zealand. Once again, it is a place that is surrounded

Penguins, Boulders and the Steepest Street in the World..!

Once we’d left the Mount Cook National Park we made our way back over to the South Island’s east coast and drove to the town of Oamaru. This pretty coastal

Majestic Mount Cook National Park

Today was a day that we had been looking forward to ever since we landed in New Zealand – we were off to Mount Cook National Park and were eager