Author Archives: Sarah Chant

$32 Domestic Airfares up for Grabs: Check out the Explore NZ Sale

Secure domestic airfares in New Zealand for as low as $32 one way. Jetstar’s current sales began this morning so jump to it. International travel has all but stopped and most of the Australian bubble is temporarily on hold. As unfortunate as that is, it puts us Kiwis in an ideal position to make the […]

Can You Travel to New Zealand Now? COVID-19 Tourism Updates

In light of COVID-19, borders around the world look significantly different now than they did a few short years ago. UPDATE 23/07/2021. As of 11.59 pm today (the 23rd of July), the trans-Tasman bubble (from Australia to New Zealand) has been paused. Quarantine-free passage from Australia will be suspended for a minimum of 8 weeks. […]

Māori Words: A Guide for Travellers

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Te Reo Māori is one of just two official languages in New Zealand (the other being sign language). Whether you live in Aotearoa or are just visiting, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with its pronunciation and some key Māori words. This beautiful language is widely used (especially as place names) and distinctly Kiwi. Learn the […]

The Most Epic Waterfalls New Zealand Has are Waiting for You!

Discover 22 of the best waterfalls New Zealand has on offer with this comprehensive guide. New Zealand is known around the world for its incredible beauty. Lush bush, stunning beaches, towering mountains and fiords – and of course, beautiful waterfalls. To help you find the best waterfalls in the country, we’ve put this guide together […]

The Best Hot Pools in Rotorua – Dive On In!

Join us as we share the very best hot pools in Rotorua. In a region blessed by geothermal activity, a visit to one of these world-class pools is an absolute must-do. A soak in a hot pool is the perfect way to relax. Whether you’re seeking to ease aching muscles, destress after a busy week […]

12 Awesome Things to Do in Napier with Kids

Plan out your next family getaway – there are so many amazing things to do in Napier with kids! Located on the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island, the Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful part of the country. Perhaps the best-known city in the region, Napier is an art-deco-lover’s dream. This city was rebuilt […]

21 New Zealand Foods You Have to Try! Ka Pai Kiwi Kai

Join us as we share all of the New Zealand food that you can’t miss whilst travelling in our beautiful country! Food and travel go hand in hand, of that there is no doubt. New Zealand is fortunate to enjoy a number of distinctly Kiwi cuisines, making for tasty and exciting travels right throughout the […]

9 Epic South Island Hot Pools: Warm Up This Winter

Discover the most memorable and gorgeous South Island hot pools and hot springs with this unmissable list. Don’t travel down South without locking in your favourites! The South Island is full of incredible scenery and opportunities for adventure. What though can you do when looking to unwind? The answer to that is easy! The South […]

Louise Slice – A Taste of New Zealand

A real kiwi classic, Louise slice is delicious and impossible to turn down! Whether you call it Louise slice or Louise cake, one thing is for sure – it’s a winning combination of shortbread, raspberry and coconut. This fantastic dessert brings together a number of fantastic textures and flavours and can be served by itself […]

2021’s Southern Lights the Strongest in Years

If ever there was a year to enjoy the incredible Southern Lights, 2021 is the year. With international tourism all but stopped and local operators desperately needing us to support local, there were already a number of great reasons to explore our own backyard. Now though, it’s clear that the Aurora Australis, otherwise known as […]