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Driving in New Zealand: Tips, Tricks, and Questions Answered

If you’re looking for a flexible and fun way of taking in the sights and sounds of New Zealand, then there are few better ways than on a road trip.
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New Zealand on a Budget: Tips and Tricks

New Zealand, being on the other side of the planet, has a reputation for being slightly expensive. But this is a little misleading; it’s more than possible to enjoy a great deal of what the country has to offer without spending over the odds.

Today, we look at ways to keep your spending under control, whilst making the most of this beautiful country.

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Visiting New Zealand’s Glaciers

The overwhelming majority of New Zealand’s glaciers (all but twenty out of more than three-thousand) are to be found in the country’s Southern Alps. Discover the frozen beauty of New Zealand with Silver Fern Holidays…
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Choosing the Right Campervan for a Holiday in New Zealand

If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, then you’ll be pleased to know that getting around New Zealand really is a cinch. There are several means of transport at your disposal, allowing you to tailor your trip to your preferred way to travel.

You might opt for a small group tour on a coach, or decide that you’d like to explore New Zealand by train or ferry. For those who are keen to get behind the wheel, then New Zealand by campervan or motorhome might be the perfect choice. Continue reading

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The Best Way to Travel Around New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s packed with everything that you could wish for from a dream holiday; the landscape is varied and beautiful, the wildlife is delightfully weird and wonderful, the weather is favourable and the people are some of the friendliest you’ll ever meet. There’s a huge amount of culture to appreciate, but you won’t need to overcome a language barrier to do so.

Is it any wonder that so many of us choose to holiday on the other side of the world? Continue reading

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Visiting New Zealand in January

If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, then you may well have a summer trip in mind. Naturally, experiencing the youngest country in the world during the summer months with the sun beaming down is a truly delightful experience. Continue reading

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Spotlight on Taupo

Taupo is fast becoming New Zealand’s second favourite destination for those looking for a bit of adventure on their New Zealand holiday behind Queenstown, but although it’s popular for those wanting to try a bungee jump or a sky dive, It’s also a great place to visit for walking, fishing, and soaking up a little more laid back culture and nature.

Situated on the edge of Lake Taupo – the largest inland body of water in New Zealand, measuring an impressive 616 square Kilometres – Taupo Township is a popular destination for those on their way to walk the Tongariro Crossing, or making a beeline for the magnificent Huka Falls.

Lake Taupo was created 2000 years ago by a huge volcanic eruption, and you’ll find existing evidence of the lakes history if you visit the Craters of the Moon attraction. The lake itself offers a huge wealth of activities from sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding to its most famous pull – trout fishing. Continue reading

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A Food Lovers Guide To New Zealand

Although New Zealand is perhaps best known for its breathtaking scenery and natural wonders; as well as being a paradise for those wanting to make the most of the great outdoors, it’s also a fantastic destination for food-lovers too. Continue reading

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Discover Hawke’s Bay

The Hawke’s Bay region, on the East coast, is one of our favourite areas of New Zealand’s North Island, In fact, its one of our favourite areas in the whole of New Zealand! It’s a special part of New Zealand, with a real focus on the fabulous food and wine the region produces (hmm, perhaps that’s why we’re so fond of it!) Continue reading

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Christchurch Fires Update

You’ve no doubt recently heard about the fires that broke out last week in Christchurch. We would like to reassure all our travellers that the city and immediate surrounding areas are not affected, with the fires being contained in The Port Hills area of the region.

The fires broke out in two separate locations in the Port Hills, south of Christchurch, last Monday and although they were under control by Monday evening, residents haven’t been allowed to return to their homes as yet.

11 homes were destroyed in the blaze, and a helicopter pilot lost his life when his helicopter crashed as he was attempting to douse the flames from the air.

Any of our clients that are either in New Zealand, or leaving for their holidays shortly, please don’t be concerned for your safety. The city is absolutely fine, and the only alterations that this unfortunate event may have to your travel plans, is that walks and rambles in the Port Hills will have to be cancelled, however there are many alternative walks in the Christchurch area that we’d really recommend – just give us a call or drop us a line if you’d like some information.

 

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