New Zealand South Island Top Picks

With so much to see and do in New Zealand, it can be tricky to know what to put on your travel itinerary. Fortunately, the South Island provides a neat loop trail, allowing you to see all the sights and sounds and return to a major city to fly out with no trouble. The southern…

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New Zealand Specialty Food

New Zealand is a fantastic destination for food and drink lovers the world over. With lots of local agriculture and horticulture industries, there’s a ready source of fresh, world-class ingredients on hand. These are used to create a range of different foods that you can enjoy as simple takeaway or cafe fare, or at a…

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New Zealand Winter Travel

Although New Zealand’s most popular tourist season is summer between November and February, winter is an equally fantastic time to visit. Not only do you get to enjoy the natural splendour in a whole different atmosphere, the attractions and accommodation are far less crowded. This allows you to enjoy things at your leisure, and even…

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Budget Dunedin Ideas

Dunedin is New Zealand’s southernmost city, with a rich Scottish heritage that is apparent in many of its buildings and place names. It’s very hilly and can be extremely cold in winter, however it’s always worth a visit for the beautiful architecture, nearby coastlines and unique character. There’s plenty to see and do that won’t…

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Budget Queenstown Ideas

Though one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand, Queenstown is also often one of the most expensive. It depends on the time of year, but during the summer and winter peak seasons, high numbers of tourists can push prices up. Because attraction operators are guaranteed a captive audience, they can charge whatever…

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Free Wellington Activities

As the nation’s capital city, Wellington is a fantastic cosmopolitan playground as well as offering splendid natural scenery all around. So much can be enjoyed for free, just by walking around the CBD or taking the cable car up into the hills and enjoying a vantage out over the harbour and city. With so much…

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Free Christchurch Activities

Nestled just beside Bank’s Peninsula, Christchurch is a wonderful picturesque small city that offers so many ways to enjoy it without spending money – just walking and looking is a huge attraction in and of itself. The old heritage buildings and architecture are marvelous in themselves, and have been changed to an appearance unlike anything…

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Free Auckland City Activities

You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy New Zealand’s largest city – there are so many activities and attractions that are free to the public, and allow you to take in its artistic, cultural and natural wonders. Most are located in or around the CBD and easily accessed on foot, but a set…

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