Tag Archives: Outdoors

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

15 of The Best Coromandel Beaches – Perfect for Your Summer Getaway

These are the best Coromandel beaches. Whether you’re a surfer, swimmer, sun bather or photographer, you’ll want to check out each and every one of these amazing local coastlines. The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the most popular summer destinations in New Zealand. With hundreds of beaches scattered along the 400km coastline, it’s the perfect […]

The Most Incredible Day Hikes Queenstown Has – Don’t Miss Them!

Join Queenstown local, Bailey, as she shares the best day hikes in Queenstown. From familiar favourites to hidden gems, these are the hikes you don’t want to miss whilst visiting the adventure capital of New Zealand. Queenstown is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand if you love the outdoors. Although Queenstown […]

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 […]

Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook National Park

The Hooker Valley Track is without a doubt one of the most rewarding hikes in all of New Zealand. Some would even argue this is the single most rewarding half-day hike in the country! It should come as little surprise then that we strongly believe that the Hooker Valley Track should be included in every […]

10 of the Best Surf Beaches New Zealand Has on Offer – Surf’s Up!

Though it surprises some – New Zealand is a surfing mecca. With a whopping 15,000 kilometres of coastline ringing these islands, it’s not hard to catch a wave! From the tip of beautiful sub-tropical Northland, right town to the icy Southern Ocean around Invercargill and remote Steward Island, New Zealand’s surfing is wonderfully diverse. Along […]

25 of the Best Beaches in Auckland – Grab Your Togs and Go!

To help you plan a coastal getaway, we’ve brought together the best beaches in Auckland for you. With more than 25 incredible spots, ranging from calm, family-friendly swimming beaches, to rugged, black-sand surf beaches, get your togs and towels packed and hit the road. This article first appeared on Exploring Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest […]