Kia ora and welcome to our

New Zealand Travel Guide

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

Dreaming about your next adventure holiday?

Everyone has their our own definition of adventure travel. We think it’s all about discovering new places, meeting new people, experiencing nature and being active outdoors. Walking and hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking and scuba diving are just some of the many activities you can enjoy here in New Zealand. Add to that a rich and unique culture and a diverse landscape of beaches, lakes, mountains, glaciers, fiords and volcanoes, all packed into a relatively small country, and you’ve got the makings of the perfect adventure holiday destination.

Still need some convincing on whether or not to visit New Zealand for your next holiday? It is after all a long way for many visitors to travel. Let us inspire you with some of our own experiences as we travel through Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.

Need help planning your New Zealand adventure holiday?

We get it. Visiting a new country for the first time can be both exciting and a little daunting. New Zealand is a welcoming country and kiwis are a friendly bunch but they’re also quite protective of their island nation, understandably so given its natural beauty.

So it pays to be prepared before you arrive with some important biosecurity rules to be aware of when you first step foot off the plane. Then there are our narrow winding roads to contend with, made even tricker if you’re not used to driving on the left hand side. Planning on freedom camping? You definitely need to be aware of the restrictions around this popular form of accommodation.

But don’t worry, there’s nothing that a bit of forward planning can’t prepare you for and this travel guide will help. In it we’ll 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’. Jokes aside, we hope that you find this guide useful, and if you need any help or have any questions, just head over to our contact page and send us a message.

Now kick off your flip-flops (jandals as they’re called here), sit back and have a browse around. A good place to start is our New Zealand Travel Tips page and after that, you’ll want to check out our region guides where we share our recommendations on the top places to visit. Of course no guide would be complete without mentioning the weather so we’ll show you where you can find New Zealand’s best weather and tell you what to expect from the weather all year round. And if you’re still trying to figure out when is actually the best time to visit, we’ll tell you that too.

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