What to do if Mt Ruapehu is closed – hot pools, adventure activities, art and crafts, honey, and more!
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!
New Zealand vs Australia – How Do You Choose? You’ve narrowed it down to either Australia or New Zealand for your next holiday adventure, but you can only get three weeks off work and have a limited budget – so how do you choose? That’s easy to answer: use this guide to decide which is best for you! Cities or Scenery? Yes, yes – we know Australia and New Zealand both have cities. And they both technically have scenery too. But the countries are very (very) different. Australia (cities) If you’re looking for pumping nightlife and streets lined with hipster-laden bars, we’d probably nudge you more towards Australia. Melbourne and Sydney are world famous for their big-night-on-the-town activities. On the scenery front, Australia has some truly impressive and vast landscapes. Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, the Twelve Apostles – you really have to see them to believe them. But they can be quite far apart and expensive to get to. New Zealand (scenery) Whilst New Zealand has some solid nightlife options, what’s more impressive is it being home to the world’s largest dark sky reserve. Here, light pollution is so low you can see unrivaled views of the Milky […]