Destinations

What to Do in Punakaiki: the Gateway to the Paparoa National Park Cocooned in its own subtropical climate, Punakaiki is wedged between the warm sea currents and the Paparoa Ranges. It’s also wed
What to Do in Waimate: The South Island’s Historical Hopping Town! It’s hard to not be intrigued by this town signed off State Highway 1 by a bright yellow farm building with a wallaby on
What to Do in Havelock, the Greenshell Capital of New Zealand There’s something for foodies, adventurous types and even Lord of the Rings nerds in the little Marlborough town of Havelock. While
The Guide to Greymouth on a Budget The Wild West Coast’s central hub is Greymouth – a must-stop on any road trip down the West Coast of the South Island. Entering Greymouth can be an exper
What to Do at Moana & Lake Brunner: the West Coast’s Largest Lake A stunning lake with a backdrop of mountains and ancient forest, Lake Brunner is well worth the short venture from Greymouth
What to Do in Karamea, the Gateway to the Kahurangi National Park Want to get off the beaten track on the South Island? At this isolated town on the northern end of the West Coast region, you couldn&#
What to Do in Ashburton: New Zealand’s Granary A bustling town with rural friendliness, Ashburton is nicknamed “New Zealand’s granary”. It’s a great base for exploring th
What to Do in Temuka: A Classic Kiwi Country Town Locals flock to Temuka to see a Kiwi town “like they were back in the days”, while international visitors might enjoy a town offering diff
Things to Do in Westport Westport is very often backpackers’ entry or exit into the West Coast and what an entrance it is! You immediately get a taste for the thrills of the West Coast, from the
What to Do in Twizel: New Zealand’s High Country Paradise The peace and tranquillity matched with sublime tussock, lake and mountain surroundings make Twizel a town that is oh-so-hard to leave.
Guide to Central Otago and Coastal Otago There has never been a region with such a mix of activities and scenery! Among the mountains looming over impressive lakes is the adrenaline-fuelled Queenstown
What to Do in Murchison, the Middle of Everywhere Anyone who truly wants to explore the South Island of New Zealand simply can’t miss Murchison. It’s in the middle of everywhere, teetering
Something to Aspire to… Hike, fly, jetboat, ski and canyon at the end of the Southern Alps! Situated in the southern end of the alps, Mt AspiringNational Park is a must-visit for its epic walkin
What to do in Omarama: The “Place of Light” Omarama sits in the middle of some of the most memorable scenery seen on a South Island road trip. The small town marks the end of a journey thr