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There’s no excuse for being bored in New Zealand. For a relatively small country, there’s an awful lot to do there – whether it’s whitewater rafting in Queenstown, bungy swings in Rotorua or learning about Sir Edmund Hillary at Mount Cook.
All the New Zealand stories currently on this site can be found in the links below. Particular favourites of mine include pieces on the Rere Rockslide, hand-feeding stingrays and the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch.
For many, exploring a big city is all about the culture and food scene – after all, why go to a city if you’re wanting rural pursuits? But there are some cities that offerRead More »
Museums can be incredibly boring. Especially if you’re not very interested in old ceramic pots or trudging through room after room of religious art. But not all museums are full of dusty coins inRead More »
On the Southern Hemisphere’s longest kart racing track, David Whitley realises he’s neither the skill nor the will to win. It doesn’t take long for me to realise that I’m not Lewis Hamilton. DelightedRead More »
Every year, tens of thousands of young Brits go on working holidays abroad. But what are the benefits? Observing an Australian hostel in the morning is a curious window into a different world. ARead More »
Competition and the web have driven standards in hostels up – it’s time we changed our outdated mental images. At 9pm, a united nations of travellers sits round the lounge, temporarily ignoring theRead More »
The gateway to the wildlife-packed Otago Peninsula also has a strong sense of (bizarrely Scottish) heritage. Why Dunedin? One of the most southerly cities on earth, Dunedin’s original inspiration came from much furtherRead More »
On Lake Taupo in New Zealand, a change in the weather spells potential disaster. We pull over in the more placid bay. I slump forward and drop the paddle across the front of theRead More »
A couple of weeks ago, I suggested the Pouakai Crossing might be New Zealand’s best day walk. Well, here are some other contenders… The classic one Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Due to volcanic activity inRead More »
Boy, it’s hard work – but the Pouakai Crossing across the face of Mt Taranaki in New Zealand is worth it. You’d be hard pushed to find a more beautiful car park than theRead More »
From food tours and kiwi-spotting to movie magic and Maori culture in New Zealand’s capital. In Wellington, the illumination comes from talking to those that have come back. The once young New Zealanders whoRead More »