Top 5 Things to do in Kaikoura during summer

1) Need a cool-down? Stay at Dusky Lodge and enjoy the cool swimming pool during hot summer days! You need some muscle relaxing after a huge hike or some surfing? Just jump into our Hot Spa and you’ll be ready for your next activity! 2) Time to watch some Whales! Either from the air or on a boat, an adventure you’ll never forget. Usually giant Sperm Whales but sometimes even blue whales and orcas will steal your breath. Kaikouras deep sea trench allows Whales and other sea mammals, eg. Dolphins to catch a…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Dunedin during Summer

It’s Summer Season in Dunedin! If you’re looking for some great, affordable things to do in Dunedin, we have a list here for you of the places to go for memory making during your stay. - Beach and Esplanade – Head out to the beach to enjoy the beautiful, sandy shores. If you’re feeling adventurous, try booking a short surf lesson and see if you can’t hang ten. Or five. Or just one. - Train Station – Head near the city and check out New Zealand's most photographed building. Rich with history and…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Christchurch during Summer

#1 Botanic Gardens At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world. The Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend a warm summer’s day, at no expense! With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions. And is within walking distance from ATW.     #2 Canterbury Museum Located directly outside of the Botanic Gardens, so why not visit both at the same time. Experience New Zealand's…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Rotorua during summer

1. Raft or Sledge down the Kaituna River and over the epic 7m high Tutea falls, where you are paddling down the warmest river in the country surrounded by native bush. 2. Cool off in the canopy of the Redwood pines at Whakarewarewa forest (the Redwoods) take a walk or hit up some world class trails by renting a mountain bike. 3. Zipline through virgin native Mamaku forest with Canopy Tours and learn about ancient trees, native birds, insects and the companies amazing conservation efforts! 4. Swim at the Blue Lake or Lake…continue reading →