[S]ummer in New Zealand is a great time to get “beached as, bro”. With more than 9000 miles of coast ringing its two main islands, New Zealand has hundreds of unspoiled beaches to explore for swimming, surfing, chilling by seaside natural hot springs or simply discovering a secluded beach with no one else in sight […]
From bungy jumping and sky diving, to heliskiing and rafting, there are a bunch of cool extreme activities you can do in Queenstown.
While New Zealand is more traditionally considered a hiking destination than ski, you definitely get a lot of value for your money choosing a ski trip here.
Transport options to Queenstown, including the Kiwi Experience backpacker bus, local buses, and tips for a safe and comfortable journey.
Here are 5 of my epic adventures during a month of travel in New Zealand.
I couldn’t/didn’t sleep but an hour the night before my flight to Brisbane, Australia. No doubt it was because I had to wake up at 3am for the earliest shuttle to the airport to ensure I made the Jetstar check-in (which closes 60 minutes before international flight departures) for my 6:15am flight. I passed […]
New Zealand surpassed my expectations, and while at times tiring and fast-paced, I would not trade my experiences for the world! Highlights – canyoning outside Auckland haka dance in Maketu volcanic mud bathing in Rotorua Tongariro Crossing trivia night in Wellington bone carving in Barrytown heli-hiking Franz Joseph glacier cinema at Lake Wanaka Christmas Eve […]
Thanks to everyone for voting on which song was my most played after 3 weeks on the road. I was surprised to see Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” come from behind recently to list as #1 with 12 votes, thus overtaking “Free” by Phish. Of course neither came close to “Snow” by the Red Hot […]
After a month of travel, and 3 weeks of trying to keep up with the STRAY backpacker bus schedule, I was ready to settle in Christchurch for the remaining 5 nights of my stay in New Zealand, and to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Christchurch is the second largest city in the country after Auckland, however […]
Date: Thursday, December 27, 2007 Mission: Shotover Canyon Swing Statistics: 360 feet high (109 meters), 200-foot freefall (60 meters), 650-foot arc (200 meters), 93 mph (150 kph) 6 am – Unintentionally awoken by departing dormmates 9:15 am – Evacuate bladder 9:18 am – Shower 9:50 am – Evacuate bowels 10 am – Eat light breakfast […]