The 10 best places to fish in New Zealand

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Whether you want to chase marlin in the Bay of Islands or use a fly to catch a trout in a lake, New Zealand can offer all types of challenge to keen anglers.  Deep seas, surf, rivers, streams and lakes … Read More

10 top water experiences in New Zealand

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Northland’s Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is one of the best water adventures in New Zealand, says travel guide Lonely Plant. The Poor Knights reserve has received wide recognition for its beauty and range of dives. Aquatic legend Jacques Cousteau … Read More

The 7 top places to watch whales and dolphins in New Zealand

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Visitors to New Zealand are often amazed how easy it is for them to get close up to whales and dolphins in the coastal seas and fiords that are their home.  The South Island is the best place to see … Read More

20 top value-for-money places to stay in New Zealand

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Whakatane tops a list of 20 places to stay in New Zealand where visitors can expect value for money. Online hotel search site Trivago compared all New Zealand’s main centres, taking into account the average overnight price for a standard … Read More

The 10 best seafood treats in New Zealand

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With more than 10,000 kilometres of coast and clean waters, New Zealand is a natural source of excellent seafood. Here are some great ways to sample New Zealand seafood at its best. 10 best seafood treats in New Zealand Paua … Read More

20 top things to do in the South Island

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New Zealanders and visitors to the country often debate the merits of the North and South Islands. Frankly, the best way to reach your own conclusion is to visit both! There’s an abundance of things to do and places to … Read More

The 5 great train journeys of New Zealand

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Trains provide a relaxing and absorbing way to see New Zealand. Compared to other countries, New Zealand is a relatively light user of rail for city commuting but it provides some stunning opportunities for passengers who want to see the … Read More

Top 13 places to visit in New Zealand

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Sooner or later, it seems everyone who lives in New Zealand is asked by an overseas friend or relative: “I’m coming to New Zealand for a holiday – where should I plan to go?” And it’s always a difficult call, … Read More

The 10 top scenic drives in New Zealand

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If you are looking for a leisurely New Zealand holiday then the country’s roads offer a fantastic opportunity to see outstanding scenery close-up.  New Zealand Autocar magazine has published its top 10 roads trips, based on the quality of scenery, the … Read More