The small highland town of Tekapo can be found on the edge of Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin, the center of New Zealand’s South Island. With stunning views of Lake Tekapo’s turquoise water and the mountains of the Southern Alps, it’s a picturesque area visited by thousands of travellers a year.
New Zealand is pretty much an idyllic spot to come hiking all year round. Our National Parks and hiking trails are open to walkers year-round but the time of year you visit will make a difference to your experience. Basically, it boils down to individual preferences on which season suits you best. Here, we’ve broken it down season by season so as to give you a good insight into what to expect.
Last year we hired a campervan from Campervan Finder in New Zealand, which is the largest camper rental agency in not only NZ, but globally. They have a supplier list of 40+ companies with hundreds of campervans and motorhomes at their disposal, servicing Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown. This travel experience inspired us to not only write this blog post, but subsequently do more travelling and we ended up renting campers in Australia and the USA.
More than just a harbor city, Auckland is a whole region brimming with stunning islands, vineyards, ancient volcanoes and modern art. There’s always something happening, from major sporting events, concerts and outdoor adventures, to designer shopping and world-class food and wine. Best of all, with so many experiences close to the city center it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
Trаvеllіng аlоnе is аn еxсеllеnt opportunity tо discover nеw реорlе аnd places, but іt іѕ аlѕо a gооd tіmе tо dіѕсоvеr yourself – if уоu lоvе tо travel аlоnе. Wоmеn саn benefit a lоt from trаvеllіng аlоnе; іt hеlрѕ to іnсrеаѕе confidence and independence. Hоwеvеr, many women аrе nоt соmfоrtаblе with the іdеа оf ѕоlо trаvеl bесаuѕе оf thе реrсеіvеd dаngеrѕ. Tо help out and show you all of thе аmаzіng benefits оf travelling alone, hеrе is a lіѕt of fіvе amazing and ѕаfе dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ for a ѕоlо fеmаlе trаvеllеr. Pack your bags – thе adventure is just аbоut tо begin.
New Zealand has been popular self-drive destination with well-maintained and signposted roads and spectacular scenery around every corner. During your itinerary planning, you are sure to come across dozens of suggested itineraries, ranging from a few days to a month, including the country’s most-visited regions. For a truly memorable trip, we suggest enhancing your itinerary and discover a diverse array of scenery and off-the-beaten-path experiences on three of the North Island’s highways.
As I sat in a small row boat in a pitch black grotto in Te Anau, New Zealand, these creatures look more like stars in the night sky than anything else, glittering constellations twinkling all around me.
Yes, it’s true – visiting a foreign country can be cheaper than living at home. Depending on your travel style and your destination, traveling abroad can be significantly cheaper than the sum of all of the costs associated with living in the U.S.
Our infographic, Traveling Abroad is Cheaper than Staying Home, shows how the costs stack up. We compare the cost of living in five U.S. cities to the average costs of travel in five different countries around the world. The results can be quite surprising and inspirational.
Many travelers take off every year, leaving their jobs, homes, and belongings behind to experience the joy of long term travel. Hopefully some of these statistics in our infographic will encourage you to do the same. If you can give up your job for a little while (or if you’re unemployed), and can minimize your expenses at home, travel can become a financial reality.
New Zealand offers virtually everything you could ask for in a vacation destination. Golf courses designed by nature, world-class wine and cuisine, authentic cultural experiences, stunning beaches and iconic landscapes. So when putting together the perfect vacation, where do you start?
The South Island of New Zealand offers so much to see that it can be hard to decide what to do and where to go. But we’ve listed the most beautiful sights to help you plan your trip!