Stunning Queenstown, New Zealand

The Ingredients That Make Queenstown The Best Town In The World

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I'll throw it out there right at the start: I’ve travelled around Thailand, South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and China and I can say, without hesitation, Queenstown is one of the best, if not the best town on the planet. Big…
Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Hiking The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

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If someone says to you 'New Zealand National Park', what is the first thing that jumps into your head? For me, it's the sweeping 360 degree, stunning, panoramic mountain shots in Lord Of The Rings, with dwarves and horses running across stunning…
White Water Rafting In Rotorua, New Zealand - Adventure Bagging

White Water Rafting In Rotorua

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White water rafting has always been on my bucket list. For one reason or another, I'd always missed the opportunities to do it in other countries. The day before we arrived into sulphur smelling Rotorua, I found out I had another chance…
The Rock crew - New Zealand's largest houseboat

Touring The Bay Of Islands In New Zealand's Largest Houseboat

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The Bay Of Islands is situated in the very North-West region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular destinations in the North Island, and for very good reason. The bus journey from Auckland to Paihia takes around…
The City Of Sails - Auckland, New Zealand

Getting To Know Auckland In Five Days

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There are many cities around the world that can gloat for being by the sea, but only Auckland can boast for having two harbours. Known as the 'City of Sails', Auckland is a sailing mecca. But it's not just the lure of the ocean that attracts…
Camper van view - West Coast, New Zealand

My Incredible New Zealand Campervan Route

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New Zealand is built for campervans. Campervans are built for New Zealand. With a very large independent streak, it also seems I am built for New Zealand. Of all the things I was looking forward to in New Zealand - Queenstown, skydiving,…
Simon Heyes, wine tasting at Wither Hills, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting In New Zealand's Marlborough Region

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There is something very special about New Zealand. Many wine lovers may put that down to the copious amounts of delicious Sauvignon Blanc that reaches UK shores every week. Yes, this is a travel story about wine tasting in New Zealand's…
Milford Sound, New Zealand - Adventure Bagging

Cruising Milford Sound & Flying Over Fiordland

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You've seen Jurassic Park, right? Remember at the beginning, where Richard Attenborough flies into the park in a helicopter, and you see those amazing views of the landscape, including waterfalls, mountains and rivers? That was almost…
Simon Heyes - Surfing, New Zealand

9 Of The Best Surf Spots In New Zealand

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I've been visiting Cornwall every year since I was nine years old. Perranporth (around 7 miles South of Newquay) is my place of choice. It is a brilliant location, with over three miles of open sandy beach, and still somewhere I visit with other…
Hiking The Fox Glacier - New Zealand

Hiking The Fox Glacier In New Zealand

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I love the outdoors. Since I was young I've been riding bikes, running around, climbing mountains, and generally trying my hand at any outdoor activity I could. Safe to say, New Zealand was my outdoor playground mecca. After visiting…