Hamilton – the Other Garden City, New Zealand

To most New Zealanders Christchurch is the Garden city, but many overlook what Hamilton has to offer in its spectacular collections. From the majestic Waikato River to lakes, walkways and golf courses, the Hamilton Gardens have got to be a one of the best visiting points. The Gardens The botanic gardens offer a range ofContinue reading “Hamilton – the Other Garden City, New Zealand”

Invercargill – Gateway to Southland Scenery, New Zealand

Capital of the Southland, right at the bottom of the South Island, gateway to New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery. Immerse yourself in the seafood culture, taste the famous succulent bluff oysters. Travel through the Southland Museum On a cloudy day, why not explore the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. The remarkable sight of a twenty-sevenContinue reading “Invercargill – Gateway to Southland Scenery, New Zealand”

Napier – Wine Country, New Zealand

Stroll along the Marine Parade, parks, gardens and memorials; inner streets lined with swaying palm trees. Here you first notice the art deco buildings, artfully created to re-establish a bustling city. Devastated by a large earthquake in 1931, the city has banded together to once again rebuild. Each summer a festival takes place to celebrateContinue reading “Napier – Wine Country, New Zealand”

Nelson – Birthplace of Rugby, New Zealand

At the Botanics Reserve, Saturday, 14 May 1870, the first ever rugby match was played. Soon gaining steam to travel to Wellington, Wanganui, Auckland and Taranaki. Sun-kissed fruit, organic vegetables and succulent seafood offer a menu for any food lover’s paradise. Immersing yourself in the wine culture, twenty-five award-winning wineries scattered across the region. SipContinue reading “Nelson – Birthplace of Rugby, New Zealand”

Top Wineries of the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Esk Valley Estate Swing back rustic cellar doors into another era, grapes sourced from Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. Famous for “The Terraces”, a grape variety only released when they produce an exceptional vintage. Robert Bird first planted grapevines in 1933, although now owned by George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria estate in Auckland and Marlborough;Continue reading “Top Wineries of the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand”

The Jewel of the Bay of Island, Paihia, New Zealand

The Jewel of the Bay of Islands Paihia is renowned for a popular holiday spot all year round. But Paihia is not just a place to go sightseeing, but a place filled with history, culture and dynamic people. Paihia’s Past Maori were the first settlers to create their own haven with their traditional Maori huts.Continue reading “The Jewel of the Bay of Island, Paihia, New Zealand”

Wellington – the Fourth Top City in the World

Wellington – the Fourth Top City in the World The Capital of New Zealand, housing the well-known Beehive, a sphere of mountains, surrounded by hills and rugged coastline. One can easily escape the wind that ripples through the city by entering into another world of arts and culture. The city designed almost like a ring;Continue reading “Wellington – the Fourth Top City in the World”

Whangarei – the Winterless North

Whangarei – the Winterless North A city that has started from humble beginnings to prosper into a modern and vibrant city. Surrounded by farmlands and orchards; expansive harbour and coastline, pristine sandy beaches that rival those throughout New Zealand. Northland is home to some of the best activities throughout New Zealand.   Water Activities Dive!Continue reading “Whangarei – the Winterless North”

Top Wineries of the Wairarapa

Top Wineries of the Wairarapa Palliser Estate Enter into this small boutique vineyard with an international outlook. Vast green array of vines clothing the landscape as far as the eye can see, a mere hint of the mountains in the distance shrouded in a hazy fog. Sun peeking through the trees down onto the shroudedContinue reading “Top Wineries of the Wairarapa”

Wine Regions of Auckland

Wine Regions of Auckland Ascension Vineyard Metro Magazine named it one of Auckland’s top twenty garden bars. Peter Saunders, a wine critic, called it a “regional star of Matakana, awards for excellence, this vineyard cannot be passed by. Planted on a single steep hillside, graciously enveloped with a warm climate, no wonder people marvel atContinue reading “Wine Regions of Auckland”