The 5 great train journeys of New Zealand

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

The best ski resorts in New Zealand

The best place to ski in New Zealand is at Mt Hutt, about a 90-minute drive from Christchurch, according to the international judging panel of the World Ski Awards. The World Ski Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the global ski … Read More

The 10 top scenic drives in New Zealand

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

5 of the best places to surf in New Zealand

New Zealand is spoilt for choice when it comes to great surf beaches. With 10,000 kilometres of coast facing the big swells of the Pacific and Southern oceans New Zealand offers spectacular and world-renowned surf conditions. But you don’t have … Read More

Where to find the best beaches in New Zealand

Everyone in New Zealand seems to have their favourite beach and Kiwis will passionately argue for their chosen strip of sand. Top-selling weekend newspaper the Herald on Sunday asked its readers to help decide which was the best beach in … Read More

The best ski hotels in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best ski hotels are mainly in the South Island and they offer luxury surrounds at the end of a busy day on the slopes. The hotel currently judged to be the best of all is The Rees Hotel, … Read More

The 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

Nine walks (or ‘tramps’ as Kiwis call them) have become more celebrated than all others in New Zealand because of the particularly stunning landscapes they cross. The so-called Great Walks or Classic Tramps have become famous throughout the world. The … Read More

Our top 10 classic Kiwi movies

New Zealand has become a prolific source of successful movies over the past 40 years with a reputation as a country that can provide the backdrop for any type of movie and having a skilled workforce to make them. As … Read More

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