Category: New Zealand

Ready to plan your trip? Check out our faves from our New Zealand year.

There are tons of great adventures and views on both the South Island and North Island.


Staying at a New Zealand Castle

Staying at a New Zealand Castle

When you find out you'll be near one of the only castles in the country, isn't the logical next step to find out if you can stay there? Yea, I thought so. That's how we ended up staying in an iconic New Zealand castle with amazing views and even more impressive... Read more
Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

We originally planned to go to both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound during out epic New Zealand road trip, but with the intense flooding that happened just before our visit, Milford was no longer an option without a very long bus ride. So, we chose to spend what we... Read more
A Blissful Break at Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

A Blissful Break at Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

Whether exploring New Zealand by car, bus, bike, train, or your own two feet, at some point – your body is going to need a break after all that adventuring. And we highly recommend arranging to take that break when staying in Glacier Country so that you can... Read more
Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

After a great time in Arthur's Pass, we were headed to explore the Franz Josef Glacier area for a few days. It was going to be a 3+-hour driving day, so we didn't plan much – as we didn't know what the weather would be like. However, it was a beautiful day, so... Read more
Arthur’s Pass & Devils Punchbowl Waterfall

Arthur’s Pass & Devils Punchbowl Waterfall

No matter how much we love a relaxing beach vacay or fun city stay, the mountains are always ringing us up and begging us to come visit. So, after a short paddle sesh on the north coast and a house sit in Christchurch, we set our sights on the rest of New Zealand's... Read more
Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Some places are just meant to be viewed from the water and Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand's south island is definitely one of them – especially to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Since this area is protected, only a... Read more