Why is it one of the best NZ day trips? Well first of all, there’s wine. Do I really need to keep going? Okay fine, so there’s also great views, excellent food and a whole heap of fun to be had exploring! If you’re looking for a fun day trip around the lower north island […]

Spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and colonial townships wow those who visit the Wairarapa each year. Town meets country. Rural sophistication. A place to get away from it all. These are all great ways to describe the Wairarapa, a region on the doorstep of Wellington. With its five townships full of character and surrounded […]

Sometimes a less well-known New Zealand river takes anglers by surprise. Case in point: the Ruamahunga River in the Wairarapa. Gotta Love NZ finds out why it’s called “the people’s river”. Fly fishing in New Zealand is spectacular year-round thanks to an abundance of trout fishing waters stretching from the top of the North Island […]

  MOUNTAINS, PINNACLES, SEALS AND LIGHTHOUSES! Swap windy Wellington for a few days of hiking, seal-spotting, wine-drinking and Lord of the Rings location-hunting. During a working holiday or backpacking trip in New Zealand, it’s pretty impossible to miss the capital city, Wellington. But while you’re there, consider a special trip to the district of Wairarapa, which […]

EXPLORE THE WAIRARAPA – ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED REGIONS IN NEW ZEALAND Located at the bottom of the North Island on the East coast lies one of New Zealand’s untouched regions, the Wairarapa.  A majority of tourists will drive right through here or even bypass it by going down the west coast instead.  It’s […]