Walking the Heaphy Track

“The Heaphy Track had been on my bucket list since I did the Routeburn in 1981, but a career and then a growing family with different interests meant it was nearly 40 years before I ticked this one off. I went with my adult daughter, a great way to spend quality time together. My notes relate … Read more

Kepler Track Hiking Guide

Kepler Track Panorama by Tom@Where (Flickr) Everything you need to know in preparation for your own Kepler Track adventure New Zealand’s Kepler Track is one of the iconic Great Walks all visitors should prioritize. Navigating a diverse landscape of- ancient beech forest, alpine grasslands, mountain ridges, sparkling waterfalls, and lakes, -you’ll find a little bit … Read more

Tongariro Northern Circuit Guide

Photo by KELSI MILLAR on Unsplash One of the most popular day hikes in New Zealand is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. However, if you have more time on your hands you can tackle one of “The 10 Great Walks of New Zealand” -this extended trail through the Tongariro National Park is called The Tongariro Northern Circuit. The … Read more

Hiking the Milford Track

The Milford Track is recognized as one of the best hikes in the world and is one of the “10 Great  Walks of New Zealand.” Hannah Goodburn has just completed the four-day hike and shares her top tips for preparing for the hike and what to expect on the hike itself! Here are some good … Read more

10 Great Walks of New Zealand

What are the “Great Walks of New Zealand? The ’10 Great Walks of New Zealand’ are a group of spectacular 2 to 6 day hikes  (and one canoe or kayak trip) that will take you through some of the most dramatic and spectacular landscape in New Zealand. These multi day hikes or walks have been … Read more

9 Reasons to Cruise New Zealand

Photo Credit: Thanks to Pixabay Are you thinking about cruising New Zealand? Here are 9 reasons to help you with your decision. Firstly -Stunning scenery! Stunning scenery! And even more stunning scenery! Secondly, about eight or nine extremely picturesque cruise ports that you will get to visit while you cruise the length of both the … Read more

Europe in New Zealand and Australia

With travel to Europe so restricted at this time, we asked the Travel Experts to take a look around New Zealand and Australia and find us some “Pockets of Europe” where we could indulge in some European culture & heritage until we can travel again. Here’s what they found! NEW ZEALAND An historic bavarian village- … Read more

NZ South Island Road Trips

We know the spectacular South Island in New Zealand is on the top of so many travelers bucket lists! With its diverse landscape of snow-peaked mountains, incredible hikes, lakes of startling shades of blue, a rugged coastline, and majestic fiords, all in a relatively short distance from each other, the South Island of New Zealand makes for an … Read more

Whanganui Street Art

On a road trip through the central North Island in New Zealand in 2019, we stopped at Whanganui for a cup of coffee and stumbled upon the stunning street art from the 2019 “WHANGANUI  WALLS” International Street Art Festival.  We were in Whanganui again in May 2021 and were able to catch up with the … Read more

Whanganui River Road Guide

All you need to know to plan your  road trip on the Whanganui River Road! New Zealand’s North Island  best kept secret road route! The bag-carrier and I can’t believe that we have lived in New Zealand all of our lives and have only recently discovered the existence of this amazing road trip! This 65 … Read more