Author Archives: Lauren Roitman

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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How to Get to the Coromandel from Auckland

Okay, so you’re in Auckland and it’s brilliant. You’re living it up in the biggest city in New Zealand famed for its art, culture and general good time. And if variety were not the spice of life, maybe you’d stay … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Māori Legends and Myths

Māori are indigenous Polynesian people who arrived in New Zealand between the year 1250 and 1300 from eastern Polynesia. They had a long and hard journey on canoes to reach New Zealand and this voyage became known as the “Great … Continue reading

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Free Tickets to the Destinations Travel Show 2019

Come and meet us as Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at the Olympia London between Thursday 31st January and the 3rd February 2019. Quote EXSILFER when booking your tickets online here to claim your free tickets!

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Visiting New Zealand in May

New Zealand in May brings together the lush warm colours of autumn with the chills of early winter – it’s magical! With New Zealand heading into its winter months, booking a trip here between the months of May and September … Continue reading

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