Travel Archives - Tuatara Tours


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

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… 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

New Zealand… Plants & Animals

Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of … Read more

How To… Choose Insulated Outerwear

If you need a jacket to wear when conditions are so cold that a mid layer alone won’t cut it, … Read more

How To… Use Your Cellphone Internationally

Travelling allows you the opportunity to explore new places and unplug from daily routines and distractions. But let’s face it: … Read more

Budget Travel Tips

The first step of the journey for most savings seekers is to head online, where you can find all sorts … Read more

How To… Choose and Use a GPS

Once revolutionary, GPS technology is in everything from drones to dog collars now. Nonetheless, a handheld GPS receiver remains a … Read more

How To…   Choose Between a Personal Locator Beacon and a Satellite Messenger

While many people consider unplugging to be an essential part of immersing themselves in the natural world, it’s also true … Read more