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Dressing for the 2019 Snow Season & Your Ski Tour

DRESSING FOR THE 2019 SNOW SEASON & YOUR SKIING/SNOWBOARDING TOUR If you’re planning a New Zealand ski or snowboard holiday, it’s important to stay warm, dry and comfortable for the duration of your time on the slopes.  To get you ready for your next snow adventure, we’ve got your packing list sorted (together with our friends at Kathmandu) to ensure you’re ready for the slopes this winter! LEARNING HOW TO LAYER YOUR CLOTHING FOR THE SNOW IS KEY As you’ll be active for most of the day, you need to ensure that your clothing layers work to keep you warm as well as wick away any sweat or moisture so that you can focus on your skiing/boarding and having fun. START WITH THE BASE LAYER FOR WARMTH Choose a thin, wicking, thermal or merino wool-blend that fits well and won’t rise up or feel baggy. For the top you will want a long sleeved top that fits close across your chest. The wonderful thing about merino blend clothing is that it retains 80% of its heating properties when wet, which will help regulate your body temperature, it will wick sweat away and its natural antimicrobial properties eliminates odour. The base […]

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See the Best of the South Island on a Haka Plus 10 Day Tour

If you’re looking for a tour of New Zealand that’s completely stress free, where everything is pre-planned and you can enjoy all the scenic highlights and bucket-list activities and then relax in comfort of 3-4 star accommodation, then look no more! Haka Plus Tours are designed with you in mind!   We want to give you an idea of what it will be like on a Haka Plus Southern Pioneer Tour: ten days discovering the best of the South Island with a small group of like-minded adventurous souls – count us in! Pre-tour First things first, you probably want to know who’s on the tour with you. Aside from your friendly and helpful guide (or tour manager), your fellow Haka Plus tour guests are more than likely well-seasoned travellers looking for a bit more comfort and wanting to leave dorm stays behind them. You’ll find that most people on this tour are over 40 years old and are as excited about getting as much from this South Island tour as you are. Upon booking your tour, our Tour Advisors will provide you with all the info you need including packing lists and itinerary confirmations – so all you need to […]

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Haka Tours' Top 5 Most Booked Adventure Activities

Haka Tours’ Top 5 Most Booked Adventure Activities The hardest part of being on a Haka Tour is choosing which activities to do. That’s why we thought you might find our Top 5 Most Booked Activities list interesting. So chuck another log on the fire and pour yourself a coffee – because here goes! #5 – Cathedral Cove Kayaking, Coromandel Our guides consider this one of the best kayaking experiences in the country. Paddle through amazing sea caves, explore volcanic islands in the marine reserve and discover what makes one of NZ’s most loved beaches so very special. Film buffs – this is the beach from Chronicles of Narnia (Return to Narnia). #4 – Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Rotorua Tucked away in the sleepy countryside of Matamata is Hobbiton. Here you can experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire in a truly magical setting of rambling paths and rolling hillsides littered with Hobbit Holes. Learn little-known trivia about the movies as you weave through the village, then end your tour with a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Must do! #3 – The Tongariro Crossing, Taupo/National Park This is New Zealand’s oldest national park and one of […]

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What to do if Ruapehu mountain is closed

What to do if Mt Ruapehu is closed – hot pools, adventure activities, art and crafts, honey, and more!

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Why traveling solo is good for you!

Traveling solo is brilliant because simple life skills are intensified. You learn your likes and dislikes, how to bond with people and the value of an experience. And, because you’re on your own, you learn to enjoy your own company – and you learn introspection.

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Spring Skiing

The days get longer, food becomes lighter, you become lighter – Spring is coming. Wherever you may be reading this from, when you hear of skiing in late September, what springs to mind? New Zealand welcomes the cherry blossoms, strawberries, pohutukawa flowers, kiwifruit… and ofcourse, Spring skiing!

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5 best watering holes on K'Rd

Have you arrived in Auckland and you’re looking for somewhere to dip your toes? K Rd offers an eclectic mix of – well ­– everything – here are our top five watering holes to go for a splishy splashy!

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Five things to do in Northland

Explore the Winterless North!

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20 Things to do around West Auckland!

Whether it be strawberry picking, fine-dining in a treehouse or chasing waterfalls – we have it! Here are 20 things to see and do around West Auckland

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6 Golden Activities to do in Queenstown

Adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is well known, well loved and well worth the visit. Here are six activities to help you unwind after a day on the slopes – or just unwind!

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