Places to Visit

Introducing 5 of New Zealand's Best Skifields

June 27, 2017
It’s that time of the year again – snow and ski season! The snow has been steadily accumulating at our treasured ski fields and the snow sports enthusiasts are once again flocking to the mountains. If you’re not familiar with our ski fields, today’s post will help you decide where to plan your next visit!

Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound - Which Is Better?

October 26, 2016
If you're headed to the southwest corner of New Zealand, then you simply cannot miss a tour of Milford or Doubtful Sound. We highly recommend visiting both of these spectacular waterways, but if you’re pressed for time you might need to choose between the two. This article provides a comparison of Milford and Doubtful Sound to help you plan the perfect trip! Similarities between Milford and Doubtful Sounds Doubtful and Milford Sounds are both located within Fiordland National Park. Despite their...

Experience New Zealand's Most Spectacular Rail Journeys

September 13, 2016
There are only a few places in the world that have railway journeys that rival those of New Zealand. If you’re looking for a special way to see our country, we encourage you to check out these spectacular train routes. We have even created a special travel package, the Classic NZ Journey, that links four of these journeys together as you travel through the entire country. Northern Explorer Journey highlights: Pastoral vistas in the Waikato region Views of the famous Mt...

Introducing the New Zealand Cycle Trail

July 1, 2016
Cycling is one of the best ways to experience beautiful New Zealand. As a result, New Zealand has become one of the most popular bike touring destinations in the world! This past summer New Zealand proudly introduced a number of new Great Rides as part of ‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail.’ Altogether, these tracks provide over 2,500km of trails to cycling enthusiasts and novices alike. If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand, we encourage you to give one...

Spotlight on: Festival of Lights

January 11, 2016
Every year, visitors flock to New Plymouth, Taranaki, to behold its landscapes, hospitality and cultural attractions. One of the favourite events for both locals and tourists is the Festival of Lights, held every year from mid-December through to the end of January.

North or South - Which Island to visit? The South Island

November 5, 2015
In our last article, we looked at the North Island as a potential visitor hot spot. In part 2, it is the South Island’s turn. Buckle in.

North or South - Which Island to visit? The North Island

September 4, 2015
North or South? We say both! But if time or funds are short, we've got a two part series looking at the best from both the North and South. In part 1, we take a look at the North Island and the treasure trove of scenery, culture and activities available.

The New Zealand Winter Escape

June 16, 2015
New Zealand in the winter months should not be seen as a turn off if you are considering a getaway to New Zealand during the months of June through August. Though obviously a little cooler, the winter months put a new perspective on some of the most beautiful scenery and landscapes, as well open up a whole new set of experiences, especially if you are mountain bunny on skis or snow board.

New Zealand's Great Walks

February 10, 2015
New Zealand is blessed with plentiful bush, beautiful scenery and numerous walks that network through the countryside and its multiple National Parks. Let Kiwi Travel NZ guide you around the Nine Great Walks of New Zealand and a couple more of our favourites.

Stewart Island: Island of Tranquillity

November 19, 2014
A small island lies across Foveaux Straight, 30 kilometres south of Bluff. Though it only appears as a small spot on some maps (if it appears at all), Stewart Island is one part of New Zealand not to be missed.
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