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...
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...
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...
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!
Whether you’re away for a day, a week or a month, from the time you decide to travel until you’ve settled in your destination, there will be stresses and obstacles to overcome while you plan, prepare, pack and proceed to your chosen transportation. At the Auckland Airport Holiday Inn, we want to ensure your travels go without a hitch. We’ve created this handy guide of tips and tricks to help you achieve your dream of efficient, stress-free travel.
New Zealand truly comes alive in the summer. It's standard for Kiwis to take several weeks off around Christmas and New Years, so most of the country is on holiday at the same time. This means that there is no shortage of events and festivals going on throughout the country. If you plan your campervan holiday right, we bet you could hit a different event every day! Here's a rundown of our favourite events happening this summer season on the North...
For many people, a Bed & Breakfast is the ideal accommodation option, so it’s not surprising that the B&B culture in New Zealand is thriving. If you’re planning a trip here, we encourage you to consider booking into a B&B for a portion, if not all, of your trip.
While the goal may be to disconnect and get away, we all know that the practicalities of modern life – not to mention travel planning – require staying connected from time to time. These tips will help you stay online and connected while traveling in New Zealand.
In this article, we discuss the three main reasons why you need to make New Zealand your next destination. These are finances, stability and of course, our attractions and scenery.
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.
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.
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.
If you're planning a road trip through New Zealand this winter, our winter driving guide will help you be better prepared to handle winter driving conditions. It's a beautiful time of the year to see NZ, so don't let the weather stop you from planning a road trip - just be prepared and you can still enjoy most of our beautiful country by road!
This basic introduction on the culture and people, provides an insight into the indigenous Māori of New Zealand, and you'll be able to impress your hosts with a few Māori words.
Long journeys with children are often a source of dread or worry for parents – at any age kids can get fussy, irritable and squabble between themselves during long car rides. To make your trip more enjoyable, we’ve compiled a guide of the top tips we’ve accumulated for traveling with babies, toddlers and/or older children.
Coach tours are a lot of fun, but long trips between destinations are unavoidable and can sometimes feel tedious. At Kiwi Travel NZ, we want you to be as happy and as comfortable as possible on our coach tours. We've created this helpful guide to prevent you from getting bored and to keep you feeling well during longer stints on the road.
Kiwi Travel NZ offers a variety of Day Tours throughout New Zealand allowing you to experience a vast array of beaches, ‘Hobbiton’, cultural tours, and multiple excursions to some of New Zealand’s most pristine environments.
What do you need to know in order to drive in New Zealand? We’ve put together this handy guide to give you the facts and ensure that when you arrive in New Zealand that you are ready to drive off in to the sunset!
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.
While most people consider a good holiday to involve sunshine, beaches and relaxation time, sometimes it pays to think outside the box. Mid-year, many New Zealanders find themselves in need of an escape from the daily grind - and staying local is far more affordable than jet-setting to a distant (or warmer!) location. Likewise international travellers may be looking for a mid-year escape from their home country - and New Zealand's mild climate, wide selection of adventure activities and friendly people make it the ideal destination.
With New Zealand’s pristine environments, enviable scenery and landscapes, Freedom Camping can be an affordable way to see New Zealand and experience all it has to offer.
Taranaki - known for its surf beaches, beautiful gardens, mountain ranges and outdoor adventure opportunities. If you happen to be stopping by this beautiful part of the country, make sure you try out some of these must-see attractions.