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Author Archives: John Lightwood

An Introduction to New Zealand’s Wine Regions

If you’ve the remotest interest in wine, then the chances are that you’ll have sampled some of what New Zealand has to offer. Head down to any supermarket and you’ll find offerings from this island nation stacked alongside those from … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Milford Sound

If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, then the chances are that the country’s spectacular scenery is a large part of the appeal. This part of the world is replete with eye-popping mountains, valleys, glaciers, and waterfalls – and … Continue reading

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Free Tickets to the Destinations Travel Show

Come and meet us as Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at the Olympia London between Thursday 1st-Sunday 4th February 2018. Quote DST72 when booking your tickets online here to claim your free tickets!

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Top Tips for Exploring New Zealand by Campervan

A campervan is a fantastic way to explore New Zealand. Whether you’re considering renting one for just part, or all, of your tip, the combination of travel and accommodation in to a single package allows you to see the country … Continue reading

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Unmissable Sports Events in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country where sports fans will find an appealing combination. The first component of this happy mixture is a widespread and voracious appetite for sports of all kinds; the second is a series of expansive and gorgeous … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Marlborough Sounds

If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, then the likelihood is that the wealth of natural beauty is probably a big part of the reason that you want to visit.  There are rolling hilly landscapes, sweeping sandy beaches, precipitous … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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