It all starts with a
dream

Our own journey to New Zealand started with a dream. After seeing photos and videos of the incredible scenery and speaking to travellers returning home with amazing stories, we knew we had to experience New Zealand for ourselves.

If you’re dreaming about your next adventure holiday but not exactly sure where to go, then it should come as no surprise when we tell you that New Zealand should definitely be on your shortlist. We won’t try and convince you that New Zealand is ‘the best’. We’ve travelled enough to know that this world is full of amazing places and that travellers these days are spoilt for choice. But what we will say is that if you love adventure and the outdoors, a holiday in New Zealand will not disappoint.

We’ve been travelling around New Zealand since 2013 and we continue to experience the country with the same sense of wonder and appreciation as when we first arrived. Below are some of our own adventures which we hope will inspire you to come and visit this beautiful country.

Lake Taupo Maori rock carvings

Visit Lake Taupo’s Māori rock carvings

Only accessible from the water, the impressive 10 metre high Māori rock carvings in Mine Bay are a definite must do for anyone visiting Lake Taupo.

Matapouri Mermaid Pool

Swim in the Matapouri Mermaid Pool

A bit of a detour to get to, but this emerald green natural tidal rock pool near Matapouri Bay is the perfect place for a refreshing swim at low tide.

Mount Fox tarn

Walk the Mount Fox Track

The Mount Fox Track is a short but steep and challenging climb. The reward for your effort is some of the best panoramic views of Fox Glacier.

Hahei Beach sunrise

Visit Cathedral Cove and Hahei Beach

For us, summer each year starts with a trip to Hahei Beach and an early morning paddle to Cathedral Cove. Here’s why we just can’t get enough of this place.

Need help planning your New Zealand adventure holiday?

We get it. Visiting a new country for the first time can be both exciting and a little daunting. New Zealand is a welcoming country and kiwis are friendly people but they’re also quite protective of their island nation, understandably so given it’s natural beauty.

It pays to be prepared before you arrive with some important biosecurity rules to be aware of when you first step foot off the plane. Then there are our narrow winding roads to contend with, made even tricker if you’re not used to driving on the left hand side. Planning on freedom camping? You definitely need to be aware of the increasing restrictions around this popular form of accommodation.

But don’t worry, there’s nothing that a bit of forward planning can’t prepare you for and we’re here to help. Head on over to our New Zealand travel guide section where we’ll do our best to answer all your questions from our own experience or at the very least, guide you in the right direction as you plan your ideal New Zealand itinerary.