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Tongariro crossing

The Tongariro Crossing

 

The Lord of the Rings franchise has inspired many tourists to visit New Zealand so that they may grace the mystical lands of middle earth with their own footsteps, and as a result the tourism industry in New Zealand has seen a rise since the release of the movies.One of the most iconic spots for ...

Taranaki

Taranaki

 

For a lot of visitors, the Taranaki region is a little too far out of the way to include on their itineraries. With places such as National Park and Taupo taking the spotlight and all located conveniently in a line down the middle of the North Island, most people will simply drive by the entire ...

Rhythm and Vines

Rhythm and Vines

 

Rhythm and Vines is a record breaking three day international festival which is held very close to the city of Gisborne on the North Island. It occurs every year between the 29th and the 31st of December as a celebration to end off the year and also to be the first music festival in the world to ...

Pounamu

Pounamu

 

The Maoris are excellent storytellers, and the stories and legends that have helped to shape the culture over time creating a fascinating world to immerse one's self in. All of the shapes and symbolism in Maori culture is very symbolic and everything has a reason.Pounamu is the Maori name for wha...

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Fast, affordable and very tasty

 

Like every other big metropolis on the planet, Auckland has caught the street food bug pretty completely over the last few years. Now, locals love nothing more than hitting the food trucks, pop-up stalls and take away stands when it's time to chow down. Fancy joining them? Here's our guide to the...

NZ Street Art Festival

Arts festivals in New Zealand

 

One thing Kiwis love is art of all descriptions. A creative and culturally rich country, its combination of traditional Maori culture with European influences, incredible landscape and friendly atmosphere translates into a thirst for forward thinking art, music, comedy and film.This lust of the a...

Waikato River hamilton

Having fun in Hamilton

 

As New Zealand's fourth biggest city, Hamilton is unsurprisingly a great place to go for a drink. Hamilton is a city in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island, Hamilton is nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River and is known for its walks, elaborate themed gardens, cafes, bars ...

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The history of the Wellington Sevens

 

New Zealand Sevens World Series event is moving to Hamilton in 2018. Hamilton, claimed from Wellington the hosting rights for the NZ HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Hamilton was announced earlier this year as the new host of the event after Wellington's 18-year hosting of the rugby sevens event. ...

night at Christchurch

Hit the town in Christchurch

 

Though the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes did damage to the city centre that remains to this day, it remains a lively night spot and a great place to go on the tiles. Here are our favourite places to go for a beer in the Garden City.South of LichfieldAlso known as SOL, this is one of the hippest and s...

Katchafire

Jim Beam Homegrown festival

 

If you're going to be in Wellington New Zealand next 7th April 2018, then it is well worth your while picking up a ticket for the Homegrown festival, which rocks the waterfront, it's a day out to match any other in the rock calendar, though what makes Homegrown so special is that every performanc...

Bungy Jumping Auckland

Outdoor fun in Auckland

 

One thing that New Zealand has in spades is outdoor activities. There is simply no end to the things you can do in the great outdoors across the majestic country. In Auckland alone, there is a menu as long as your arm of fun ways to get in touch with nature. For the uninitiated, here are just a f...

new zealand landscape

Quotes about New Zealand

 

It's no surprise the gorgeous landscape, rich history, jaw-dropping wildlife and vibrant culture of New Zealand have inspired some pretty famous and brilliant people to say some pretty interesting things over the centuries. Here are some of our favourite quotes about New Zealand.I had a good time...

britomart auckland

Shop till you drop in Auckland

 

Being New Zealand's busiest city, it's unsurprising that Auckland plays host to some of its most best shopping areas. From high quality boutiques to vintage stores, from big name labels to traditional Maori designs, you will find it all on the streets of Auckland.With so much on offer, however, i...

Auckland Museum

The best of Auckland galleries

 

New Zealand's biggest city is a terrific place to see famous, innovative and exciting art from the past and present. Whether you want to see sculpture, traditional carving or modern pieces, you will find what you are after in Auckland's galleries. This guide will tell you everything about our fav...

fringe festival

The highlights of NZ Fringe Festival

 

One of the most fun-filled cultural events on New Zealand's calendar is the Fringe Festival that will be taking place between  10 February – 4 March 2017, all across Wellington. An open access festival of art, music, comedy, cabaret and everything in between, it serves as a reminder as to wh...

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