Tag Archives: New Zealand

Black sand and burnt feet: Navigating the West Coast beaches of New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of contrasts. From the rolling hills of the North to the majestic, snow capped peaks of the South, it truly is a place of epic variations. Where the East is home to smooth waves and white sand, the West is united by jet black coastlines and turbulent waters loved by surfers worldwide. Both are as beautiful as the other, and can leave you breathless with wonder or lifeless if care is not taken. Welcome to the Wild...Read More

Crossing the Cook Strait, New Zealand by ferry: Travel times, booking, prices & other interesting information

Travelling between the North and South Islands of New Zealand means crossing the Cook Strait. The only way to do this with a vehicle is by taking a ferry with either the Interislander or Bluebridge which both arrive and depart from Picton and Wellington. The Cook Strait crossing (Raukawa Moana in Māori) is the connection between the Tasman Sea on the West, the South Pacific Ocean on the East and the North and South Islands of Aotearoa. Considered one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences, and...Read More

The dos and don’ts of travelling abroad: Backpacking in New Zealand

So you’ve decided to travel to New Zealand for a backpacking experience of a lifetime? Great! New Zealand really is the adventure capital of the world. It’s a popular place among backpackers and those with round the world tickets, as tourism in New Zealand really caters to the budget and backpacker minded. NZ loves international travellers, so here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your trip: Personal: Smile! Kiwis are generally a friendly bunch and appreciate good...Read More

Kiwi Karma: Sleeping for Charity

Donating to charity is now as easy as having a good nights sleep in some of the best and affordable accommodation in New Zealand! For each night’s accommodation you book, Kiwi Karma passes on a donation to a charity of your choice. There’s no extra cost to you. All you pay for is a good night’s sleep at some of New Zealand’s best hotels and motels. So if you’ve managed to find yourself a great relocation deal in New Zealand and now need somewhere to sleep, why not check out Kiwi...Read More

Travel like a local: How social holiday booking websites could save AND make you money

By Tara Evans | This is Money Want to save big on your holidays, or perhaps you are just fed up with the same old boring break ideas? A new breed of social travel websites could be for you. They give you the chance to benefit from a local’s in-the-know tips and nab some great deals, such as a New York apartment for £65 a night Tara Evans finds out how social travel could save you money on a holiday and how you could turn a profit from renting out your own room. Read more Reposted by Transfercar: New...Read More

Southern Lakes Region: New Zealand’s little slice of heaven

The Southern Lakes is one of the most diverse and beautiful regions in New Zealand. From soaring, snow capped mountains to a ruggedly wild coastline, golden hill country to crystal clear alpine lakes; even the most seasoned travellers would be hard pressed to ignore its exquisite beauty, with its little towns and townships, nestled in the south-west corner of the South Island....Read More