Is the Kiwi Experience right for you? Are the rumours about the Big Green Bus true? Is it good for couples? Read this in-depth review of our Kiwi Experience trip if you want to find out what it's all about.
Mount Cook National Park is a must if you like hiking, lakes, glaciers, and mountains. It's slightly off the beaten track so you get a different style of tourist here, and outstanding views of New Zealand's highest mountain. And, of course, it's special to us for an entirely different reason too.
Hidden valleys, ancient landscape, untouched wilderness... Fiordland has it all. And the crowning jewel... Milford Sound.
From escape rooms to canyon swings, pub crawls to mountain treks... Queenstown has stolen our hearts and we don't want them back. We want to stay here forever.
The first stop on the South Island did not disappoint! Abel Tasman National Park is stunning, the only regret is that we didn't get to see more of it.
A quick stop in Wellington... if you're only planning on spending a day here then it's time to change those plans. This beautiful city has so much to offer. Can I live here please?
Exploring the Backpacker-central towns of Rotorua and Taupo, finding plenty to do and see... hiking the Tongariro Crossing, luging down a mountain, and, when all else fails, mini golf.
An evening of culture at Tamaki Maori Village... a hangi feast, learning the haka and singing the Maori alphabet. One of our best experiences so far.
Leg two of the Kiwi Experience! Digging our own hot pools in the beach, tubing through glow-worm caves, and exploring the Shire.
The first leg of the Kiwi Experience took us up to the Bay os Islands and Cape Reinga, the winterless north. A place of Maori legends, ancient Kauri forests and beautiful coastlines.