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Jan
25
2016
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Where to stay with the family in New Zealand

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Planning a family trip to New Zealand and wondering where to stay? There are many top quality holiday parks which offer a range of accommodation to suit travellers’ needs, from campervan and tent sites to motel rooms, scattered around the country. Grab your Camper and explore the country, while staying at some of these holiday parks: Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park The relaxing seaside setting at the Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park will make you want to stay forever. It’s situated metres from the sandy Carters Beach, which is safe for swimming. It’s the ideal location from which you can explore the West Coast’s beautiful scenery and also the world-famous fur Seal Colony at Cape Foulwind. Rainforest Holiday Park Franz Josef This beautiful holiday park is the perfect place to stay when exploring the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s situated among several acres of native bush, making it feel like you’re in paradise. The park’s owners tout is as…

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Jan
22
2016
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Family activity ideas in Queenstown

By New Zealand / Queenstown /

Apart from its reputation as a top destination for thrill-seekers, Queenstown is also a great place for a holiday with the whole family. Here are some great ideas for family activities during your Queenstown holiday. Canoe or kayak Lake Wakatipu Take in the beautiful views of the mountains that surround Lake Wakatipu, as you spend a few relaxing hours paddling across the lake. There are plenty of experienced guides who will teach you the techniques and let you cruise along at your own pace. Escape Quest At Escape Quest, your family must solve a crime and escape within an hour! Not a real crime, of course, but this exciting game for up to five people takes you back to Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush. You’re locked in a room, as you race against the clock to search for clues to get out. There’s no doubt that this will be the most exciting game you ever play with the family! Mountain biking With…

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Jan
19
2016
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5 ways to eat like a king in Auckland

By Auckland / New Zealand /

Heading to Auckland, New Zealand but want to know where to find some of the best places to eat? Here are five eateries in Auckland where you can eat like a king. Kazuya (pictured) Kazuya is one-of-a-kind, offering European cuisine with Japanese influence. Chefs use low temperature to roast meat over several hours, while fish is prepared using traditional Japanese methods. The restaurant is famous for its evening degustation menus. Here, you can pick up a main for $35, or add on another $10 to bring it up to three courses. The French Café The French Café was born out of a partnership between Simon Wright and his wife, Creghan. Their menu is “driven by the seasons” while passion for providing an outstanding meal is what drives the chefs to produce the finest food. This gorgeous café on Symonds St, Aucland consistently wins awards and ranks among the best restaurants, according to international and domestic food experts. Vinnies by Geoff Scott…

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Jan
17
2016

5 Adventure activities on the North Island

By New Zealand / North Island /

From climbing bridges to trekking through alpine wilderness, New Zealand’s North Island is home to many exciting activities, which are often overlooked by travellers in favour of the South Island’s outdoor adventures. Here are five adventure activities you must try up north. Auckland Bridge Climb New Zealand’s only bridge climb is based in Auckland. Your tour guide leads you up the bridge, highlighting some of the bridge’s architectural features. The one and a half hour tour also allows you to spot the city’s iconic landmarks before you reach the summit, where incredible 360 degree views await. Rafting on the Kaituna River (pictured) White water rafting at its best awaits on the Kaituna River. You’ll be bumped around as your guide takes you across the river at high speed and launches over waterfalls, which are several metres high. This thrilling but safe activity keeps you on the edge of your toes but is also loads of fun. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tongariro is New Zealand’s…

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Dec
30
2015

Where to take your campervan in New Zealand

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Wellington is the perfect place to start your campervan trip across New Zealand. The country’s capital city is located at the bottom of the North Island and isn’t far from the top of the South Island. Pick up your New Zealand hire campervan and drive to these incredible places. Milford Sound It’s one of New Zealand’s most famous natural attractions, with its dramatic peaks overlooking beautiful coastal scenery. Hike to the mountain tops, or perhaps cruise or kayak along the famous Mirror Lakes. Wherever you go in Milford Sound, take your camera with you, because at every turn incredible natural beauty awaits. Franz Josef Glacier The Franz Josef Glacier is only a few kilometres from the town of the same name. It’s one of the world’s most accessible glaciers, with several lookouts and hiking trails. However, it’s definitely worth taking a guided ice walk over the 12km long glacier, which descends from the top of the alps into a rainforest close to sea…

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Dec
24
2015

Driving through New Zealand’s north island

By New Zealand / North Island /

A drive through New Zealand’s north island in a campervan is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. Head to DriveNow to hire a campervan in Auckland, then make your way to these fascinating areas. Bay of Plenty The beautiful Bay of Plenty is home to New Zealand’s only active volcano, White Island. You’ll have a chance to explore the island and learn about the country’s volcanic workings. While in the Bay of Plenty, take in the sights of Tauranga Harbour with a kayaking trip, join a night-time glow worm tour on Lake McLaren, or swim with wild dolphins on a boat trip. Wellington Experience Wellington’s vibrant street culture, and its lively city markets, walking and biking trails and superb dining scene. The city is also filled with museums, galleries and parkland, making Wellington an interesting destination with lots to see and do. One of Wellington’s highlights – not to be missed – is the Mount Victoria Lookout, which…

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Dec
21
2015

Driving through New Zealand’s south island

By New Zealand / South Island /

New Zealand’s south island is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Hire a campervan in Christchurch and drive through some of these incredible regions. Canterbury The Alpine Pacific Triangle comprises of three incredible areas. Head to the Waipara Valley, where you’ll encounter award winning wineries. The area is best known for its rich and spicy Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. You can then expore the thermal waters along with native forests and limestone hills in Hurunui. Then there’s the waters off Kaikoura, where majestic Humpback whales and orcas are frequently spotted. Dunedin One of the most popular attractions for tourists is watching yellow-eyed penguins surf into the beach along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Also worth exploring, is Dunedin’s incredible architecture. Travel around the city and take in all the sites it has to offer. Don’t miss the country’s most photographed building, Dunedin Railway Station, which was constructed in 1906! Queenstown Queenstown and its surrounds captivate visitors from all corners of the…

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