Tag Archives: New Zealand

Grubs at New Zealand’s Wildfoods Festival anyone?

New Zealand’s rough West Coast hosts an annual food festival so disgustingly good, you have to experience it to believe it. Hunters, gatherers, farmers, families, thrill-seekers and voyeurs flock to the town of Hokitika for the most unusual local fare. Jennifer Morton remembers her day out at the Wildfoods Festival. Weird or Wonderful? New Zealand’s south...

Fun Fitness Ideas for Families in Wellington

Want to explore Wellington, be active and have some fun as a family? These child-friendly activities will tick all those boxes and they are all within easy reach of the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay.  Go on a Discovery Walk A great way to get acquainted with...

Queenstown for Adrenaline Junkies

There is only one way to see Queenstown – and it’s from high above the city with adrenaline coursing through your veins. A visit to the home of adventure tourism wouldn’t be complete without soaring through the sky on the world’s largest swing, hurtling towards the ground on a bungee, ziptrekking through...

Unmissable natural attractions in Rotorua

Rotorua is a geothermic wonderland and one of New Zealand’s most thrilling adventure destinations. With explosive volcanic mud pools, sparkling lakes and breathtaking scenery, this little corner of Godzone is an unforgettable holiday destination. Rotorua has something for everyone and with last minute deals and accommodation specials...

Five treks to put on your bucket list

The world offers some amazing experiences, landscapes and views best experienced on a rewarding trek. Using well-located luxury hotels as your base can provide the perfect end to any day’s hiking. Here are five awe-inspiring treks worldwide for you to consider. Petra, Jordan When the desert temperatures...

Explore Auckland on a plate

Best known for its captivating scenery and adventure tourism, the City of Sails is also home to some of New Zealand’s best dining experiences. From fresh fish and chips to elegant fusion cuisine, Auckland is filled with unmissable culinary delights, all within a few minutes’ walk of...

Quiz: Where Should You Go For Christmas?

Don’t have any plans for Christmas yet? Take our fun, festive quiz and let us recommend a destination to suit your seasonal style.  1. When someone says ‘Christmas’, your first thought is: A) Father Christmas, fairy lights, ice skating, roaring log fires and the smell of cinnamon...

Keeping kids happy on holiday

The key to the perfect child-friendly vacation is all in the planning and even last minute getaways require some thought. Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Involve the kids from the beginning Get a globe or map of the world to make it easy for your kids...

Top five scenic drives from Taupo

Smouldering volcanoes, emerald green lakes, giant redwoods, raging rapids and cultural Maori landmarks – these are just some of the sights you'll encounter on drives from your North Island getaway hotel, Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo.  Blue and Green Lakes and Buried Village (about 105km each...

Six Things To Order When Dining in Wellington

New Zealand’s fertile terrain grows some of the world’s freshest produce, making the country famous for top-notch gourmet food and drink, all of which are available in its capital city. Here’s our guide to eating your way through Wellington. King salmon The gravel rivers of the South...

Your quintessential bucket list

We all have a must-do list, but it’s so easy to let life get in the way of our dreams. Here are some things to check off before you check out. See the Northern Lights Those spectacular lights in the sky can reduce a grown man or...

Now THIS is a romantic getaway

Connecting with that special someone doesn’t have to mean spending a week gazing into each other’s eyes on a double sun lounger – that is unless you want it to. Whether you’re a fitness freak or food fanatic, it’s easy to find a holiday that will get...