New Zealand reached stardom thanks to the epic Lord of the Rings novels but this was just the tip of the iceberg.
Think of heli skiing in the winter, accessible glaciers in the South Island, southern wine regions with famous cold weather Sauvignon Blanc, breathtaking landscapes that cannot be found anywhere else and vast expanses of beautiful nature waiting to be explored. Did I also mention funky glowworms? Yep, one of the many things you can do in Wellington.
Despite its utterly remote location, at the end of the world, New Zealand makes up for the journey with an adventure of a lifetime. Many people choose to rent a campervan or simply self-drive and go explore the country by road which is a great idea because there are a lot of amazing camping sites.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the North Island, not all the goodies in the country are located in the South.
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Australia vs New Zealand: Where to spend your next holiday
Australia vs New Zealand: which should you choose for your next vacation? Here is a quick comparison between these amazing destinations.
Dark Sky Reserves – 3 star-studded resorts from around the world
Love counting stars? Can’t wait for the sun to set so you can look up at the starry night? If you love to watch nature’s show unravel, choose to stay at these resorts in Dark Sky reserves around the world. You have never seen so many stars
2015 in Travel: From the Cook Islands to Namibia and beyond
Starting in Bora Bora and the Cook islands and crossing the Pacific, Asia, Europe and the US I ended the year in Namibia, Africa. All continents covered in 2015
Going down sacred Maori waterfalls while white water rafting in Rotorua
I am no adventure traveler, I will admit it. So when my friend books me for a white water rafting afternoon in Rotorua, I pretend to be cool while inside I am scared to death. How do you think I faired?
Placing Tibet, Laos and Djibouti on the same travel list?
As always, my plans for the year in travel include a host of random, incongruent and remote destinations with a luxury twist. If it isn’t out of the ordinary, it is unlikely to feature on my plan!
From Spain to Bora Bora – 2014 in travel
A year of transition and change. Between jobs and experiments 2014 was a remarkably difficult, enriching and rewarding year and one in which I learned too many lessons for my…
A wine tour of Waiheke Island a beautiful spot near Auckland
A day of wine touring Waiheke Island wineries, which is about one hour from Auckland and a place that is full of wineries
Good girls go to Heaven, cool girls road trip in New Zealand!
Road tripping as a solo girl in New Zealand – a great and female-friendly adventure.
What it is like and some tips to make the journey more enjoyable
New Zealand’s birth – the major issue with bad translations
Who does New Zealand really belong to? Birth of a nation.
The Bay of Islands in New Zealand from the sky, high up above
The Bay of Islands is a beautiful part of New Zealand but, seen from above, from a helicopter, must be the most magical way to explore it. Come fly with me!
Russell New Zealand – the Hell Hole of the Pacific
Hell Hole of the Pacific or Haven for the rich? Read here and find out!
Christmas by myself, but not alone
Spending Christmas by myself does not necessarily mean spending it alone. Reflections on the road about what it is like to spend this time of the year without your loved ones