Category Archives: Travel Tips

Planning a New Zealand Holiday for 2020, 2021 & 2022

In light of the restrictions imposed as a result of Covid-19, we’ve had lots of requests in recent weeks regarding the best time to go on a New Zealand holiday.

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Visiting Okarito: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Many tourists speed past Okarito on their way to see the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. However, this small community and the lagoon that takes its name, offer visitors a quiet … Continue reading

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Wallet-Friendly Things to Do In Rotorua

No other place sums up the unique landscape and culture of New Zealand quite as well as Rotorua. It is a proud centre point of Māori heritage, where you are welcomed by Māori tribes to experience and explore their culture. … Continue reading

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A Complete Guide to Mount Cook: New Zealand’s Highest Mountain

Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3,724 metres (12,218 feet). It is part of the Southern Alps range which dominates the landscape of the country’s South Island. Throughout the year, the mountain and the other prominent … Continue reading

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5 Breathtaking Virtual Tours Around New Zealand

If there’s one thing that we’ve definitely learned the value of since lockdown, it’s travel. The ability to visit far off lands and discover the hidden gems they offer has never seemed so sweet. But while we might not be … Continue reading

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Nelson’s Blue Lake and Its Magical Māori Connections

To take your mind off the difficulties experienced across the world at the moment, we wanted to provide you with a little bit of escapism. So, here’s our first post of a series we’re doing all about our favourite places … Continue reading

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Your Complete Guide To Visiting Dunedin

We’re big fans of Dunedin here at Silver Fern, but we’ve also found that it’s not one of the most popular cities amongst travellers. Well, it’s time we put that right! Today we’ll cover why Dunedin is definitely worth a … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Group Travel in New Zealand

If you’re thinking about travelling around New Zealand, but you’re unsure whether to go it alone or in a group, we might just be able to help you. Here, we’re going to take a look at ten of the benefits … Continue reading

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New Zealand at Christmas: What to Expect

 “Oh the weather outside is…” delightful actually! Yes, it’s Christmas in New Zealand and there’s nothing frightful about this weather… Christmas still takes place on the 25th of December in New Zealand, but this means it falls in the summertime. … Continue reading

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Visiting New Zealand in December

“Here comes the sun”, sang The Beatles and they might as well have been singing about New Zealand in December! For December marks the beginning of the summer season, and brings with it long sunny days and warm summer nights. … Continue reading

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