Tag Archives: South Island

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 […]

8 Epic Queenstown Adventure Activities for Adrenaline Junkies!

Our guide will help you find the most exciting Queenstown adventure activities. This collection of exciting activities are for the very bravest of travellers – because, after all, you’re in the adventure capital of the world! Queenstown is known for many things – its stunning mountains and lakes, fantastic restaurants, and most of all, its […]

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 […]

Things To Do In Kaikoura: Welcome to New Zealand’s Marine Haven

Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town, located on New Zealand’s South Island. There, the ocean combines with snowcapped mountains to create a picture-perfect setting for an idyllic getaway. Whilst there, we suggest you immerse yourself in animal encounters, get active on the water and marvel at the incredible scenery Kaikoura has on offer! Here are […]

12 Unmissable Christchurch Activities, As Shared by a Local

With so many amazing Christchurch activities on offer, we’ve roped in Jennifer of Backyard Travel Family to help with this amazing guide.  She is a real expert in all things Canterbury so you know you can trust her tried and tested recommendations. This article first appeared on Exploring Kiwis. Christchurch, the gateway to the South […]

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 […]

25 Incredible Things to do in Te Anau – Looking Beyond Milford

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 […]