So Many Places!
So Little Time!
YOUR GUIDE TO the BEST ISLAND DAY TRIPS FROM AUCKLAND
IT SHOULD BE COMPULSORY!
If you are visiting Auckland, you must include a day trip to at least one of our 50 plus unique islands in our beautiful Hauraki Gulf harbour. Lonely Planet named Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf the best experience in New Zealand!
HIKING NEW ZEALAND
Check out these hiking food disasters so that you can avoid these catastrophes on your hike. And there are some great meal planning tips & a few good giggles too!
It's the big debate for hikers the world over! Right now, there are hundreds of people online, asking for advice about whether to wear hiking boots or trail shoes.
Find out all about the pros and cons of both to help you make your decision.
Your guide to the "10 Great Walks of New Zealand" -a group of spectacular 2 to 6-day hikes (and one canoe or kayak trip) designed by NZ's Department of Conservation (DOC) that will take you through some of the most dramatic and spectacular landscape in 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 practical and useful tips from her experience!
The 3 to 4-day tramp takes you through the heart of the national park where you’ll encounter all kinds of otherworldly landscapes- past smoldering volcanoes and thermal steaming vents, through ancient beech forest and emerald, sapphire and turquoise lakes.
All you need to know to hike the Heaphy Track with its wealth of amazing flora and fauna- dry beech forest, the red tussock downs, then podocarp forest (rimu, kahikatea, and matai), & finally the lowland rainforest featuring the Nikau palms and massive old Rata trees.
All you need to know to hike the Kepler Track. You will navigate a diverse landscape of ancient beech forests, alpine grasslands, mountain ridges, sparkling waterfalls, and lakes,-you'll find a little bit of everything tramping this three to four-day track.
NEW ZEALAND FEATURE
STUNNING STREET ART-WHANGANUI, New Zealand
If you're going to be going through WHANGANUI on your North Island, New Zealand, road trip make sure you stop and take a look at the stunning street art created in the Whanganui Walls Street Art Festival in 2021 & 2019. Seven renowned New Zealand based artists transformed blank walls into amazing pieces of art.
BEST ROAD TRIPS IN NZ- WHANGANUI RIVER ROAD
The Whanganui River Road trip is a fascinating 65 km detour off the main highway, following the river from the sea to the mountains, and steeped in history, beautifully presented marae (Maori meeting places), small rural communities and surrounded with stunning native bush, river views, and rural farmland.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN KERIKERI, NORTHLAND, NZ
Kerikeri is the perfect base to explore everything Northland has to offer, but is a holiday destination in its own right too! From sampling designer chocoate and award winng wines to waterfall walks and feeding exotic parrots! Take a look at the interesting things to do in Kerikeri.
Waterfall Walks in Kerikeri, New Zealand
If you are driving through Kerikeri on your road trip north, make Kerikeri a stopping point and do at least one of the waterfall walks, or better still stay for a few days and do all five waterfall walks and check out some of the other interesting things to do in Kerikeri .
Looking for an interesting day trip from auckland, new zealand?
Need to escape the hustle and bustle of New Zealand's largest city? Look no further! Within a few hours' drive from Auckland, there is a diverse range of popular day trips that will cater to everyone's tastes!
5 Reasons to visit "Hamilton Gardens" in New Zealand
Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand is like a Disneyworld of gardens.
It is a unique concept! You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy and appreciate it!
25 Tips to Stretch Your Travel Budget!
Stretching your travel budget means getting the best possible value for the money you have available to you and being able to linger longer and to do or experience the things that give you the most joy when you travel.
Coast to Coast Walk-Auckland
Did you know that you could walk right across New Zealand, from one coast to the other, in just four hours?
Here is all you need to know about the Coast to Coast Walk in Auckland.
NORTH ISLAND ROAD TRIP IDEAS
We asked the Travel Experts to share their best North Island road trip experiences and here they are.
SOUTH ISLAND ROAD TRIP IDEAS!
We asked the Travel Experts to share their best South Island road trip experiences and here they are.
FEATURE- TRAVEL NEW ZEALAND
Information, tips and tricks to ensure you have an amazing experience in New Zealand!
25 Amazing Experiences you can have in New Zealand from adrenalin-pumping adventures to serene sunsets by the sea.
If you're looking for accommodation for your trip check here first.
Here are some really unique places that we know you'll love!
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top TRAVEL TIPS
For those of you lucky enough to be out and about or planning on doing a road trip soon, have you got a First Aid Travel Kit? Have you updated it recently in light of the current pandemic?
Here's a post that will give you instructions for how to make your own First Aid Travel kit, or update it, if you already have one. There's a printable checklist too to make it as easy as possible. Stay SAFE!
A must-have checklist for important things you must do when you COLLECT your rental campervan or motorhome!
Here are the 20 best travel apps that will give you all the information you need. There's even a FREE printable checklist.
If you're in Lucerne you must do at least one of the amazing mountain day trips. Two of our favorites are Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.
10 best things to do and places to go in Montreux. Why include Montreux in your travel plans. Planning tips for your trip.
Need an adrenaline boost? Great views to go with it? The Thrill Walk, way up in the Swiss Alps is where you need to be.
There are just so many picturesque and stunningly scenic train trips in Switzerland. However, on a recent winter tour of Switzerland one particular trip stood out.
With its picturesque medieval village and castle, interesting cheese factory, and the nearby chocolate factory, Gruyeres is so much more than just great cheese!
IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS
An updated travel first aid kit is more important than ever today, with the emphasis on avoiding the coronavirus and/or unknowingly spreading it further.
The greatest benefit of house sitting is that you can live like a local in the destination of your choice.Every house or pet sit is a unique experience!
The old boy scout motto of “Be Prepared” has never been more relevant! Here are some essential tips you need to survive your trip.
We asked the travel experts for their top tips for staying fit and healthy while you’re traveling and here's what they said!
Like to know one of the secrets of affordable travel? Maybe you should consider a house swap or home exchange
Important tasks you must do when you collect your rental campervan or Motorhome to ensure a problem free trip! Printable Check list.
A Guide to Amazing Street Art Murals & Microbreweries in the hip area of Kakaako on Oahu in Hawaii.
This would be such a great trip for a group of attention-seeking, fun-loving friends to borrow or buy some costumes & stunning masks and have the most unforgettable and amazing time.
You will be spoilt for choice for things to do & places to go. Here is our list of places that ‘knocked our socks off’ and will hopefully impress you too!
We asked the local travel experts and travel bloggers for their tips on must-see places on a day trip from the Gold Coast. Here are their recommendations.
How much more awesome could one of the most spectacular sights in the world get?
It’s less than an hour by train from Venice. Verona is a popular, medium-sized university town and has that youthful energetic vibe. It’s very easy to walk around & there's lots to see!.
Click on the "Destinations" heading in the menu for more of our favorite destinations!
Guest travelers' adventures
Ever Seen a Spotted Zebra?
And take a look at the animal that is said to possibly be responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan!
The total Mongolian experience gave a new meaning to the word “Awesome!” The space, the history, the feeling of peace and the welcome from the local people
The Most Dangerous Walk in the World
"The Most Dangerous Walk in the World!" was the headline that caught our eye while we were researching places to go in Spain. We like a bit of excitement and this hike looked pretty spectacular.
“Imagine being completely surrounded by snow-covered, tall craggy mountains with icebergs of all shapes and sizes floating past, and sea fog descending and lifting again to reveal the most stunning scenery you have ever seen in your life.