Category Archives: New Zealand

Māori Words: A Guide for Travellers

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Te Reo Māori is one of New Zealand’s three official languages (the other two are English and 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 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 […]

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 […]

The Most Beautiful South Island Hikes – Stunning Short Walks for Everyone

To share the best day hikes in the South Island of New Zealand, we’ve invited Lauren to join us.  As a local, she’s got her finger on the pulse of the best day hikes and is pleased to share them with you.  These walks are super short and accessible whilst being absolutely amazing! No matter […]

New Zealand Highlights – A Nation-Wide Must-See List!

New Zealand is filled with must-see highlights! From the tip of the north to the bottom of the south, these are the New Zealand highlights that every kiwi and visitor should experience! To bring you the best of Aotearoa, we reached out to the most knowledgeable travel writers in the country. Because who better to […]

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: […]