Tag Archives: New Zealand

The World’s Strangest Beaches

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 Places to Ski Around the World

The Alps hold a certain charm that is undeniable. People from all over the world flock to this region in Europe at the first sign of fresh powder, aching to drop their skis or snowboards into the fluffy white snow.

But, the Alps are just one of many spectacular areas in the world where the skiing is world-class and the mountains are magical.

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February 9, 2016 by | 4 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 | 2 Comments

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 country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day, and it’s being commemorated in Australia and Turkey.

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April 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

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

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 many of the locations where scenes from the movies were filmed.

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December 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Save 7% on Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand

Australia shore excursions

From now until December 19, 2013, save 7% on all Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand! Use promo code 701 during checkout, and the discount will be applied.

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December 5, 2013 by | 0 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 coasts – east and west – so there are many beaches to choose from. For some you’ll need a car, for others a bus ticket or short ferry ride will get you there in no time.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Festivals Around the World in September

Bumbershoot

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 | 0 Comments

Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

The Skyline Gondola

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 full of young travellers there to work and play, to ski and bungee jump and luge and hang-glide and, well, you get the idea.

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July 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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