Author Archives: Sarah Chant

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 […]

The Ultimate Queenstown Bungy Guide: 3, 2, 1 – Jump!

However you spell it, New Zealand is the commercial home to bungy jumping. We firmly believe that every Kiwi and adventurous traveller to New Zealand should experience a bungy jump at least once. Where though are you best to jump? It is possible to bungy jump in many parts of Aotearoa including Auckland, Taupo, Rotorua […]

Lake Alta Hike: A Local Gem in Queenstown

The Lake Alta hike is a favourite amongst Queenstown locals, but very few tourists have ever heard of it. If you’re looking for amazing alpine scenery, views to die for and a good little workout, all without having to drive far from Queenstown, this Lake Alta hiking guide is for you! Not only does the […]

The Best Waiheke Wineries

A stone’s throw from the Auckland CBD, Waiheke wineries are both world-renowned and enjoyed by locals. To help you decide which wineries you’d like to visit on Waiheke Island, we’ve bundled up our favourites. This post was first featured on Exploring Auckland. Waiheke Island is the wine capital of Auckland and is known as New […]

25 Incredible Things to do in Te Anau – Magical Milford and Beyond

A stunning little lake-side town (of only 3,000 permanent residents), Te Anau is a breath of fresh air. It makes the most of its incredible natural features, whilst managing to avoid the hustle and bustle of neighbouring Queenstown. Te Anau sits right on the border of the Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage […]

How to Hire a Personal Locator Beacon in NZ

If you’re headed into the New Zealand bush, a locator beacon really can be the difference between life and death.  To ensure your safety in the outdoors, it is now possible to hire a personal locator beacon (PLB) cheaply and easily, nationwide. The New Zealand bush can be unforgiving.  The remote nature of certain parts […]