Destination Nelson Tasman: Overview. Nestled in the far northwest corner of the South Island, the Nelson Tasman region draws backpackers and budget travellers to its diverse and stunning landscape, offering everything from snowy mountains to pristine beaches edged with turquoise water, with plenty of lush forest in between. Nature lovers are treated to three of
Destination Coromandel: Overview. Coromandel. It’s one of the many places in New Zealand where you’ll arrive planning on spending three days, yet one week later you’ll still have been unable to tear yourself away. It’s an area of idyllic coastlines: white-sand beaches, rocky outcrops, limestone caves and each beach you find will result in you questioning
Destination Ruapehu: Overview. Situated directly south of Lake Taupo, the Ruapehu region of New Zealand’s North Island begs to be explored on your own two feet (or perhaps, on two wheels). This is tramping country. A huge selection of day walks and multi-day treks explore the volcanic Tongariro National Park. If you’re visiting Ruapehu during
Destination Northland: Overview. New Zealand’s Northland Region of the North Island begs to be explored on your trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud. A combination of golden beaches, secluded coves, breathtaking seascapes, ancient forests and heaps of activities to cater to all budgets makes Northland one of NZ’s most backpacker friendly spots.
Being based in Queenstown on the South Island means we get out to explore the surrounding hills and mountains as much as possible. There is quite simply a wealth of hiking and biking opportunities in the greater Queenstown region – we recently listed some of our favorite Queenstown day walks here. Whether you want an
On February 22nd, 2011, Christchurch was hit by one of the most devastiting earthquakes in New Zealand’s history. As a result of the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, much of the CBD was inaccessible to the public. The Re:Start Container Mall was built in an attempt to kickstart the local economy and offer a temporary space