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The fact that you’re on this page probably means you’re already visiting New Zealand or at least thinking about visiting this amazing country. Good call! We first arrived in New Zealand in late 2013 and we’ve lived here ever since. If you love adventure and the outdoors, you’re going to fall in love with this place and its people. For us, every day is an adventure. Hopefully, yours is about to begin.

Martin & Debs

Martin & Debs on Ruapehu

Get practical New Zealand travel advice

Thinking of visiting New Zealand and ready to plan your trip but don’t know where to start? We get it. Visiting a country for the first time is both exciting and a little daunting. New Zealand is a welcoming country and kiwis (the human variety) are a friendly bunch but they’re also quite protective of their island nation, understandably so given its natural beauty. It pays to be well prepared before you arrive and to help you plan for your visit, our New Zealand travel guide is packed full of useful practical advice. We also share tips on the best things to do and places to visit so you can discover what makes New Zealand truly special.

Get inspiration for your trip to New Zealand

Since arriving in New Zealand, we’ve seen and experienced a fair amount of what this beautiful country has to offer, from the stunning beaches of the far north to the epic glaciers, mountains and lakes of the south. We continue to explore New Zealand with the same sense of wonder and appreciation that we had when we first arrived and we share our experiences here on this website. So if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your own trip, you can read about our latest adventures here.

Your questions answered

In our travel guide, we cover the basics and hopefully answer all your burning questions like ‘Where is New Zealand anyway?’ and ‘What do you mean New Zealand doesn’t belong to Australia?’ That’s a bit of an inside joke by the way, and if you’re not Australian you’ll soon discover that there’s a fair amount of friendly rivalry between New Zealand and its neighbour just ‘across the ditch’.

But jokes aside, we hope that you find this website useful, and if you need any help or have any questions, just head over to our contact page and send us a message.