Month: November 2022

14 BEST Things to Do in Queenstown With Kids in 2022

With exciting adventure activities and breathtaking scenery at every turn, Queenstown is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand. So it makes sense that you want to ensure yourself and your kids get to experience this magical place together!

Of course, some of the best things to do in Queenstown aren’t particularly child friendly, and those that are can quickly add up in price. 

We’ve put together this list to help you plan the perfect trip with your little ones, ensuring you get the most out of your time in Queenstown!

Things to Do in Queenstown With Kids

Whether you’re looking to keep the kids occupied during your family trip or you’re desperately looking for the best fun activities during the school holidays, there’s really a tonne of fun things to do with kids in Queenstown.

1. Visit Kiwi Birdlife Park

Kiwi Birdlife Park is a humongous

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21 BEST Things to Do in New Plymouth in 2022

A sunny and vibrant town located on New Zealand’s picturesque west coast, New Plymouth is one of New Zealand’s best beachside destinations!

New Plymouth is known for its contemporary art, hipster cafes and eateries and breathtaking scenery.  

Whether you’re enticed by hiking for views of Mount Taranaki, dining at delicious restaurants or soaking up the art-scene, there are plenty of great things to do in New Plymouth and Taranaki.

Read on for our top picks! 

Things to Do in New Plymouth

New Plymouth is a little out of the way, with the drive from Auckland taking 4 ½ hours, or Rotorua 4 hours, making it a destination that often gets skipped on New Zealand itineraries.

We reckon this is a big mistake!  New Plymouth is one of the most beautiful places to visit in New Zealand and is really packed full with awesome New Plymouth activities.  We’d recommend all travellers

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15 BEST Things to Do in Whitianga & The Coromandel in 2022

The Coromandel is one of the most beautiful places to visit in New Zealand and is an incredibly popular destination for locals looking to escape to the beach.

Whitianga is a popular base for travellers as it is a beautiful coastal town located right on the picturesque eastern side of the region. The good news is there’s truly no shortage of amazing things to do in Whitianga and the surrounding Coromandel area.

As kiwis, we’ve travelled to Whitianga for countless beach holidays and weekend getaways so make sure to read on for all of our top picks!

Things to Do in Whitianga

1. Visit Cathedral Cove

Cathedral cove is a breathtaking beach located along the eastern coast of the Coromandel. It is extremely popular and heavily touristed during the peak summer season, however, don’t let this dishearten you. Seeing this beach is worth braving the crowds!

To get to Cathedral

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15 BEST Things to Do in Russell & Bay of Islands in 2022

The Bay of Islands is a picture-perfect enclave of over 140 sub-tropical islands located towards the top of New Zealand’s epic North Island. Although Paihia acts as the central hub for most travellers, the quaint town of Russell is an equally perfect place to stay when exploring the region.

With delicious restaurants, serene beaches, commanding viewpoints and eclectic shops you’ll find plenty of amazing things to do in Russell to keep you busy. 

We’ve thoroughly explored Russell, Paihia and the entire Bay of Islands and love constantly seeking out hidden gems in the area. This guide aims to share all the must-dos and everything you need to know when exploring Russell and the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Russell

From foodies to adventure seekers, Russell and the Bay of Islands will keep you enthralled from the moment you arrive. 

The town itself is great with popular dining spots, shops

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15 BEST Things to Do in Mangawhai in 2022

Known for its stunning beaches and walkways, Mangawhai is a must-see destination in New Zealand’s North Island.

Mangawhai is located only 90 minutes from Auckland, making it the perfect weekend getaway for locals, or it makes for a quick pitstop from the largest international airport in the country, and a good half-way point on a road-trip to Paihia and the Bay of Islands.

As well as the awesome outdoor activities Mangawhai has to offer, there is a historical museum, eclectic Mangawhai shops, and plenty of artisanal foods to try.

Follow this guide for the best things to do in the coastal town of Mangawhai. 

Things to Do in Mangawhai

1. Swim at Mangawhai Heads Beach

No trip to Mangawhai is complete without spending a few hours at Mangawhai Heads Beach. We love to come here for the weekends and just put up a beach umbrella, fold-out camping chair, and get

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