Author Archives: Sarah Chant

10 Amazing Auckland Farmers’ Markets – The Ultimate Guide for your Weekend!

Discover the best Auckland farmers’ markets. Spread right across the City of Sails and open right across the weekend, this guide will help you plan your next weekend adventure. Who doesn’t love a quality farmers’ market? With fresh, organic produce and delicious tasty treats to eat as you browse, a visit to your local market […]

The Best Places to Live in New Zealand – Plan Your Move to Aotearoa

For many, Aotearoa is the epitome of bucket list destinations – so much so, that many make plans to move here. Whether you’ve got your heart set on moving to New Zealand or are already based here (and are looking for a change), this article is for you. We’ve invited our travel-writing friends to share […]

12 of the Best Things to Do in Akaroa – A Touch of France in Canterbury

Cover the very best things to do in Akaroa. Use this guide to plan your visit to New Zealand’s only French settlement. Located just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch, Akaroa is a world-class destination. Akaroa is a unique little town – it is quite unlike anywhere else in New Zealand. Not only is it […]

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 […]

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 NOVEMBER 2021. MIQ is being phased out for fully-vaccinated returnees. From 11.59pm on 16 January 2022, New Zealanders (and other eligible travellers) will be […]

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 […]

$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 […]