The Sanctuary of Ulva Island.

A pristine forested island, situated in the beautiful Rakiura National park, named after a Scottish island, an open island sanctuary. Ulva Island remains one of a few predator-free sanctuaries in NZ. A jewel to behold as you immerse amidst nature of its cleanest and finest. Meandering along the tracks to catch a glimpse of endangeredContinue reading “The Sanctuary of Ulva Island.”

The 8th Wonder of the World.

Are you ready to discover more about the 8th Wonder of the World? Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island is a world renowned sanctuary, making up 85% of the island’s 1570 square kilometers.  The Dark Sky Sanctuary International Association recognized the importance of Rakiura. In 2019 it was awarded accreditation for its outstanding sky quality.Continue reading “The 8th Wonder of the World.”

The World’s Largest Surviving Wooden Viaduct.

New Zealand has many things to offer for the adrenaline junkie. South Island in particular has some pretty spectacular attractions for those that want to test just how brave they really are. Percy Burn viaduct located in the far south of the South Island brings history and good ole kiwi ingenuity to the forefront ofContinue reading “The World’s Largest Surviving Wooden Viaduct.”

Stewart Island – Haven Amidst the Turbulent Seas.

“Stewart Island seems be a haven amidst the turbulent seas. With only one tiny village, twenty-seven kilometers of sealed roads, and 157,000 hectares of lush rainforest and sand dunes rising and falling above the crystal blue ocean. Dive into the depths as the warm currents sweep over you from the Australian Great Barrier Reef, sendingContinue reading “Stewart Island – Haven Amidst the Turbulent Seas.”

Something Seriously Good to Savour.

Chocolate and Wine. Such a winning combination. So popular that Jane Stanton decided to use her grandfather’s truffle recipe and put her own unique spin on it. Infusing her famous truffles with Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir, amidst other deliciously indulgent truffles that uses New Zealand’s unique natural ingredients. The Seriously Good Chocolate Company in InvercargillContinue reading “Something Seriously Good to Savour.”

Oreti Beach – Southland’s Coastal Highway.

Oreti Beach is a unique adrenaline junkie’s paradise. One of the only beaches in New Zealand that enables vehicles to cross its sandy depths. Around 26km in length, Oreti Beach offers a beautiful landscape for horse riding, 4-wheel driving, wind-powered vehicles, as well as all the other great activities like kayaking, dog walking, surfing andContinue reading “Oreti Beach – Southland’s Coastal Highway.”

Auckland – the City of Sails, New Zealand

Auckland’s love affair with its waterside location has earned its name, ‘City of Sails’. Sparkling waters trickle along narrow isthmus of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbour. A cover of rainforest sprinkles over the surrounding hills, forty-eight dormant volcanic cones dot the landscape. There is never a boring moment, from travelling up to the top ofContinue reading “Auckland – the City of Sails, New Zealand”

Connect With the South Island by Train, New Zealand

Coastal Connection Ever dreamed of experiencing the whole of New Zealand without getting lost or not knowing what to do when you finally get where you want to be?                                                                            Rail New Zealand offers the prospect of travelling all over New Zealand without the hassle of traffic and inconsiderate drivers. The Coastal Connection combines the ferryContinue reading “Connect With the South Island by Train, New Zealand”

Dunedin – Oldest city in New Zealand

Deeply embedded into Scottish heritage, migrants established a town in 1848, thirteen years later gold was unearthed. Tour around Dunedin to view the towering cathedral spires, Flemish-style railway station, nineteenth-century castle and neo-gothic convent. Escape into the many art galleries and museums containing some of the best collections in New Zealand. Quietly wander into theContinue reading “Dunedin – Oldest city in New Zealand”