This beautiful part of New Zealand is best seen slowly. Like a fine red wine with a rich beef stew, slow down and spend a few days drinking deeply of the fresh air and twirling in circles, like I did at the incredible beauty on my self-drive NZ holiday. “If you’re an international visitor to NZ […]

Encompassing a little over 700 km2, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park is located in the central South Island and features an impressive 23 snow capped peaks. One of which being New Zealand’s tallest Mountain, Mount Cook.  There’s a large variety of walking, hiking and mountaineering options with in the park. Depending on your skill level you could […]

The Red Tarns are named after a pond weed that grows within. The climb takes you up to a panoramic lookout, and has a picturesque chair to perch upon and catch your breath after the 300 meter incline. The surrounding mountains also tend to catch the light ever so beautifully during sunset if you are up for an […]

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 […]