New Zealand

Wanaka Walks

Wanaka Walks That Aren’t Roy’s Peak (And Are Even Better)

That image you’ve seen all over Instagram of someone standing on a mountain edge overlooking lakes and hills in all directions? Yep, that’s Roy’s Peak. The towering peak with a panoramic view over Lake Wanaka is arguably one of the coolest views in the Southern Hemisphere. However, in this day and age, a view this …

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Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Guide: Towering Peaks, Powerful Glaciers

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in the South Island is home to the highest peak in New Zealand and is a playground for nature lovers. The towering snow-capped mountains and turquoise waters are iconic images of New Zealand and a perfect addition to a South Island road trip.   The heavenly scenery provides the perfect backdrop …

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Sherwood Queenstown

Stay With Sherwood: A Unique Queenstown Hotel

Getting to Queenstown was a marathon effort for us. We had to get from an island in the Philippines to the south of New Zealand and my spritely naïvety booked some complicated flights with short layovers which routed through Melbourne. The short story? It didn’t end so well. The long story? Cancelled flights, typhoons, missed …

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound: Exploring Fiordland’s Majesty with the BBQ Bus

If you try to think of places that are iconic New Zealand, it doesn’t take long until your mind wanders to Milford Sound. Milford Sound, or Piopiotahi, is in the southwest of New Zealand and serves as the jewel in the crown of Fiordland National Park. The Sound, which is technically a fjord, has deep …

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