Travel Destinations: New Zealand

The Hawke’s Bay Trail

If you're looking for an adventurous vacation with lots of exploring, Hawke's Bay is the smart alternative!  Read More

Christchurch: New Zealand’s ‘English’ Garden City

Land in Christchurch and you could be forgiven for thinking your pilot missed the turn and you’ve ended up in England. As New Zealand’s oldest established city – it was given city status in 1856 – it retains many traces of its colonial past, not the least of which can be found in its architecture […] Read More

Wellington, NZ: A capital place!

Photo credit: Matt Steed

With its glistening natural harbour and hillsides lined with colonial villas, Wellington is almost too quaint to be a capital city. But that’s exactly what it has been since 1865, when it stole the crown from Auckland. Located at the southern tip of the North Island, the powers-that-be decided Wellington was better situated to keep […] Read More

Bay of Islands: The Birthplace of a nation

Bay of islands at Waitangi, New Zealand | Photo credit: Alan Vernon

To discover how New Zealand became the country it is today, you need to head north of Auckland on the North Island, to an area called Northland, to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands, is an irregular 16 km-wide inlet in the north-eastern coast of the island, and.comprises some 150 islands in and […] Read More

Queenstown is 
New Zealand’s adventure playground

Majestic mountains … A crystal-clear lake … Pure alpine air … stunning surroundings … Queenstown has it all. And it’s a pretty lively resort town to boot. Situated neatly in a bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with the appropriately-named Remarkables mountain range towering nearby, it serves as ski centre in winter and hotspot […] Read More

Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails

American's Cup Sailing Experience, Auckland | Photo credit: Tourism New Zealand/Kieran Scott (

As one of the few cities in the world that can boast of having two natural harbours, it’s no surprise that Auckland is known as the City of Sails. With so much water around, sailing is a big part of life for many locals, and rumour has it there are more boats per resident here […] Read More

Hawke’s Bay and Napier: 
Art Deco delights

Napier is home to one of the largest concentrations of Art Deco architecture in the world. | Photo credit: Russell James Smith

Located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay wine region of the North Island, Napier is a friendly city at the edge of the glittering Pacific Ocean. The town is 332 kilometres (about four hours) northeast by road from Wellington. Twenty-two kilometres to the south lies Hastings, Napier’s twin city. With unspoilt beaches and plenty of outdoor […] Read More

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