The Tongariro Crossing is considered the ultimate one-day trek available in New Zealand. It’s also potentially among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Emerald Lakes and volcanic rock create a martian like atmosphere, and these aren’t the only elements the make the tramp so popular. Different sections of the walk include various opportunities for scenic […]

Passing through and don’t have time for the Tongariro crossing or Mt Ruapehu? Tongariro National Park is still a great pitstop offering some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes. You don’t even have to hop out of the car, there’s lots to see just out the window! Level: Easy-Difficult Simply hop out and take in the […]

At 50ft, Hamurana Springs is the deepest natural fresh water spring in the North Island of New Zealand. Pumping a whopping 4 million litres of water per hour it’s crystal clear waters are also home to bright aquatic plant life which can be observed all down the stream. After approximately 1km the stream links up with Lake Rotorua. […]

Makokopa Falls is located in the scenic region of Waitomo, New Zealand. Not a waterfall we hear about often, but well and truly up there at the top of it’s game. At an impressive 35 meters high the water comes rushing down, leaving behind a refreshing spray that can be felt from all the way at the […]

A hidden treasure can be found with in Putururu’s farm land. Te Waihou Walkway runs alongside a beautiful Blue Spring, so fresh it bottles up to 70% of NZ’s water. The Blue Springs take about half an hour to reach from the Leslie Road carpark, but the walk can be extended to 3 hours to […]

The name Bridal Veil doesn’t come from no where, this elegant 55 meter waterfall looks just as if it were straight off a wedding gown. Providing a generous 4 lookout points from the top to the base, the view never gets old. Lush green native plants furnish the scene to complete this slice of paradise all year […]

An hour south of Hamilton the mystical world of Waitomo awaits. A land of contrasts, much of the area’s natural wonders can be found below the earth’s surface as rolling hills and unspoilt native bush gives way to subterranean limestone caverns. Millions of years in the making, Waitomo’s (wai meaning water and tomo meaning hole […]

Raglan is the region’s great chill out spot. Drawn by its relaxed vibe, superb waves and rugged landscape Raglan is a popular destination for artists, surfers and local weekend holiday makers alike. Raglan’s bohemian atmosphere and idyllic coastal setting makes it the perfect spot to while away an afternoon browsing amongst the boutique cafes and […]

he CBD shuttle is the most convenient way to get around the central business district (CBD) and it’s free! The bus leaves every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, 7am- 6pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. It operates in a one way loop from Anglesea Street outside the Transport Centre, to Caro Street, with a stop outside the […]

Tramping is a great way to experience the New Zealand landscape. Sure you can rip through the Great Walks but, maybe, that can wait until you turn 70. If you are keen to really experience the New Zealand backcountry, to have a trip to remember the rest of your life, you can get off the […]