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Founded from a deep passion for the kiwi outdoors, and an intense desire to share it with others.

cyclists stopping by a lake on the alps to Ocean track

Why people visit and revisit New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and offers a wide range of attractions and activities … Read more

New Zealand… Guided or Unguided Tours?

Going Guided Well appointed comfortable accommodation Comfortable beds Hot showers Meals provided Travel provided Small day-packs Knowledgable guides Safety is … Read more

New Zealand… History

New Zealand’s Tangata Whenua (People of the Land) New Zealand’s indigenous people came from tropical Polynesia more than 1000 years … Read more

New Zealand… Driving Distances

Driving Distances South Island North Island

New Zealand… Environmental Matters

New Zealand Environmental Care Code Toitu Te Whenua (Leave the land undisturbed) A growing number of people are enjoying outdoor … Read more

New Zealand… Health Considerations

Vaccinations No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.   Safety Precautions There are absolutely no dangerous or poisonous animals … Read more

New Zealand… Time Zones

At 12 noon (Standard Time) Wellington Note:- In the summer New Zealand uses Daylight Savings, and clocks are put forward one … Read more

New Zealand… Facts

Population: 5 Million Capital City: Wellington Largest City: Auckland (1.1million) Area: 270,534 sq km   New Zealand People People: 74% … Read more

New Zealand… Money Matters

Currency New Zealand’s unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$). Coins have values of 10, 20 and 50 … Read more

New Zealand… Visas and Immigration

Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry into New Zealand. Read more about … Read more