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Top 3 places in New Zealand to go bungy jumping

The Kawarau Bridge is the original home of bungy. Here are 3 places in NZ to take a leap of faith.

New Zealand is the home of the bungy – Taupo, Queenstown and Hanmer Springs are three of the best spots in the country to take a leap of faith … more

3 camping spots in the lower North Island

Check out these three awesome campground in the lower North Island with the whole family.

Foxton Beach, Byron’s Resort and El Rancho are three of the best campgrounds in the lower North Island. Take a drive to one of these awesome summer destinations with the whole family in tow! … more

Tackle the Pinnacles hiking track on the Coromandel Peninsula

The Pinnacles Track is a short but stunning hiking trail on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Pinnacles Track on the Coromandel Peninsula is just two hours from Auckland and a great hikinh trip for anyone with a moderate level of fitness. … more

The far north in 48 hours

There’s plenty to explore north of Auckland. Enjoy a lunch at Puhoi Valley, a visit to Paihia, a night in Kaitaia and a stop at iconic Cape Reinga on your self-drive tour. … more

Visit an open-aired art gallery: Katikati

Visit the Katikati Bird Gardens to relax on your driving tour.

Katikati is one of New Zealand’s most colourful and artistic towns. Make sure to visit this charming area on your next New Zealand driving holiday. … more

Where to grab a beer in Greymouth

Make sure your Greymouth adventure holiday detours past a brew house.

If a beer is what you want in Greymouth, a beer is what you shall have. On your next West Coast adventure holiday, make sure to stop by one of these great brewing houses for a drink or two. … more

Want to have a whale of a time? Visit Whale Island

If you're lucky, a Whale Island tour will even include whale sightings.

Take your New Zealand nature tour to a place that few have tread before you by visiting Whale Island. Want to know more? Read on. … more

Top 3 jet boats of the North Island

Make sure your New Zealand adventure includes toying with this white water.

For those of you with a need for speed, the North Island has you covered. Try out one (or more) of these three great jet boat rides on your next New Zealand adventure tour. … more

Tried Auckland’s North Shore?

Rangitoto Island is visible from both Takapuna and Browns Bay.

Auckland isn’t all about the Sky Tower, bustling city and a few festivals. The next time your driving holiday takes you to the City of Sails, try out these two relaxed seaside suburbs on the North Shore. … more

Want to see Dunedin’s bird life?

Your nature tour could include seeing the world's largest seabird.

Not only is Dunedin home to one of the country’s top yellow-eyed penguin conservation reserves, but it is also home to the only mainland royal albatross breeding colony in the world. And you can visit both of them. … more