Author Archives: Sarah Chant

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 […]

Auckland to Hobbiton & Waitomo – Visit the Hobbits and Glow Worms, All in One Day with This Tour!

If you’re looking for the best way to get from Auckland to Hobbiton (with an additional stop at the Waitomo Caves), we’ve got just the ticket! We recently joined a small-group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. Having had such an amazing time, we couldn’t wait to share our experience with you […]

The Mercer Bay Loop Walk – Unmissable Coastal Views in Auckland

The Mercer Bay Loop Walk is one of the most popular in West Auckland. It rewards visitors with incredible coastal views and plenty of native flora and fauna and really is an Auckland must-do. Situated just before the drive down into Piha, this family-friendly walk heads to the Te Ahua headland. This spot was once the site of a […]

Become Kiwi Guardians! Free Enviro-Challenges That’ll Keep the Kids Entertained These Holidays

If you’re a parent with kids in New Zealand you need to know about the Kiwi Guardian programme! Whether your kids already love the outdoors or could do with a little encouragement to get outside, this fantastic free initiative will help the whole whānau make the most of New Zealand’s incredible environment. Toyota Kiwi Guardians: […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Mount Alfred – Glenorchy’s Most Stunning Day Walk

Everything You Need to Know Before You Hike Mount Alfred Mount Alfred is one of the most beautiful tramps in the Queenstown/Glenorchy region. Though it is stunning, it takes a little bit of forward planning to actually be able to enjoy this walk. That’s because it is hosted on private property and isn’t accessible to […]

Van Gogh Alive is Coming to Aotearoa! Don’t Miss This Incredible Multi-Sensory Marvel

One of the most popular multi-sensory exhibitions in the world is headed back to New Zealand in 2021. After selling-out in Wellington earlier in 2020, this incredible display is headed back to Aotearoa. Only this time Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will benefit! Immerse Yourself in Van Gogh Alive in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in 2021 […]

18 Amazing Things to do in the Coromandel – Plan a Tropical Getaway

Easily accessible from Auckland, the Coromandel is a real favourite amongst New Zealanders and travellers alike.  There are just so many things to do in the Coromandel region! Packed full of tropical, palm-tree lined beaches, stunning native bush and unique Kiwi experiences, the peninsula really packs a punch.  With temperate weather and beautiful coastlines, there […]

The Best Time to Visit New Zealand: Considering the Seasons in Aotearoa

For the most part, New Zealand has a mild climate that makes travelling at any time of year possible.  With that said though, if you’re planning a trip to Aotearoa, you’ll want to know; when is the best time to visit New Zealand? Nobody wants bad weather to get in the way of their plans […]