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Author Archives: Lauren Roitman

The 10 Best Views on New Zealand’s North Island

Okay. We know. Writing an article about the best views in New Zealand is like trying to list the best websites on the internet: there’s something different and amazing everywhere you look (I mean, have you seen www.silverfernholidays.com?!). But the … Continue reading

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Visiting New Zealand in August

August marks the last of the winter months in New Zealand, before September ushers in the spring. You might wonder what on earth would make people want to travel during the cold winter season, but in New Zealand, there are … Continue reading

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Essential Māori Phrases to Know

The majority of New Zealanders will be fluent in English but this doesn’t mean it’s the only language spoken there, far from it. Te Reo Māori is the language of New Zealand’s native people and is finally being embraced across … Continue reading

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The Best Cities to Visit in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its remarkable countryside. From volcanoes to alpine ski slopes, from rainforests to jaw dropping beaches and a host of wineries, farmland, glaciers and fjords in between, it’s easy to overlook another of the country’s main … Continue reading

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Visiting New Zealand in July

Being in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand’s seasons are flipped from the UK’s. This means that the height of our summer is the depths of their winter. It also means that if you are into skiing, snow sports and a … Continue reading

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Captain Cook 250th Anniversary News: Special Events in New Zealand 2019

All of the Landing Sites in New Zealand visited by Captain Cook during his voyages to the Pacific are preparing activities and events in the coming months to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his arrival in New Zealand.

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Adding a Layover in Sydney to Your New Zealand Trip

If you’re travelling all the way “Down Under” then it might be worth making the most of the nearly 24 hours it takes to get from the UK to New Zealand, by considering a stop over in Australia en route! … Continue reading

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The Routeburn Track, Glenorchy, New Zealand

The Routeburn Track is a magnificent and inspirational hike that guides wide-eyed walkers through two national parks and some of the most beautiful meadows, mountains and alpine gardens in the world. If you have even the remotest interest in hiking, … Continue reading

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Visiting New Zealand in June

June marks the beginning of winter in New Zealand: the arrival of the snows, the start of the skiing season and swathes of glistening ice crystals adorn the landscape. It’s not just the chill in the air that takes your … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Wellington in Winter

Winter arrives in Wellington in June and stays until August. Temperatures rarely plummet, with averages for the season ranging from 6° to 12°, but it can be rather wet, and the world’s smallest cool capital isn’t nicknamed “Windy Welly” for … Continue reading

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