Author Archives: Sarah Chant

The Most Magical Mineral Hot Springs in New Zealand

Discover the best naturally-fed hot springs in New Zealand. From untouched natural streams to beautifully constructed resort-style facilities, each of these springs have one thing in common – incredible, naturally-hot mineral water. 13 is unlucky for some, but not you – in order of north to south, these are 13 of the very best hot […]

How to Photograph Glow Worms – A Natural Treasure in Aotearoa

Taking incredible glow worm pictures in New Zealand relies on two key factors – knowing the right place to go and having a solid understanding of the techniques and settings required to effectively capture them ‘on film’.  We’ve taken the hard work out of both and are pleased to bring you the following guide. Known for […]

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. NEW ZEALAND IS CURRENTLY UNDER LEVEL 2 & 3 RESTRICTIONS. UPDATES OCTOBER 2021. Both the trans-Tasman bubble (from Australia to New Zealand) and the Cook Islands bubble has been paused. Quarantine-free passage to/from Australia and […]

Your Perfect South Island Itinerary – 10 Days of Incredible New Zealand Highlights

The pinnacle of travel dreams for many, we’re excited to bring you this South Island itinerary; 10 days of New Zealand highlights for the busiest of travellers. With incredible mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, braided rivers and native flora and fauna, New Zealand’s South Island really does need to be seen to be believed. This […]

The New Chums Beach Walk: Tropical Perfection in the Coromandel

Use this information to find your way along the New Chums Beach walk. With one of the world’s top 10 beaches (and our favourite in New Zealand) an easy drive from Auckland, there’s no need to fly to a tropical island for a taste of paradise!  This guide will help you get to New Chums […]

Epic Places to Visit in the North Island: Your Regional Round-Up

Keen to find the best places to visit in the North Island? Join us as we share the best things to do across New Zealand’s most populous island. A firm favourite amongst travellers, New Zealand frequently tops the must-see list for tourists.  Where though in the North Island should you spend your time? Maybe you […]

$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 […]

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 […]