Tag Archives: New Zealand

Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Though churches, theaters, mountains, and museums are staple attractions when getting to know a new location, a look below the surface can reveal spectacular and little-known sights you probably wouldn’t find on a postcard. From underground churches, gardens, wineries, and music festivals, these top attractions from around the world are definitely worth a trip below […]

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November 4, 2016 by | Comments Off on Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

The World’s Strangest Beaches

New Zealand: Hot Water Beach by Eli Duke (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences you’ll find on some of the world’s strangest beaches.

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February 18, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Top 25 Things to Do in Australia & New Zealand: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed, including climbing iconic bridges, learning about indigenous culture, tasting the fruits of the area’s vineyards, and getting up close to local wildlife. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands!

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December 22, 2015 by | Comments Off on Top 25 Things to Do in Australia & New Zealand: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Commemorating ANZAC Day in Turkey and Australia

State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

The UK has Remembrance Day, the US has Memorial Day and Down Under we have ANZAC Day. Every child in Australia and New Zealand knows December 25 is Christmas Day, and April 25 is ANZAC Day. During our time at school, we learn about the day when Australia truly grew up and became a real […]

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April 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

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From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by | Comments Off on Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

The Hobbit’s Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Matamata, the famous setting for Hobbiton

Luckily for travelers to New Zealand, this fantasy-world of rings and hobbits was shot in a very real place, and thanks to the convenience of movie-themed tours, it’s easy to visit the same outposts where dwarves and trolls once voyaged. To take a walk in the footsteps of The Hobbit, here is a guide to […]

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December 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Auckland’s Best Beaches

Mission Bay

So you’re in Auckland, the sun is out and you’re thinking, wow this is a great day to go to the beach: where do you go? West to the black sand and surf? North to the sandy suburban shores? Or closer to home to a city beach? Auckland is located on an isthmus between two […]

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October 24, 2013 by | Comments Off on Auckland’s Best Beaches

Festivals Around the World in September

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From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in September

Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s must-visit places no matter which season you’re visiting the South Island. It’s famous for its snowfields, its lake – Lake Wakatipu – its autumn leaves and spring blossoms and most of all just for that scenery. Oh, and the extreme sports – so many extreme sports. The town is […]

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July 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments