Top 5 Things to do in Rotorua during Winter

1. Raft or Sledge down the Kaituna River and over the epic 7m high Tutea falls, where you are paddling down the warmest river (even in winter!) in the country surrounded by native bush. 2. Enjoy 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. Hike up Mt Tarawera for some…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Dunedin during Winter

It’s Winter 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 crisp clear winter days. 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…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Kaikoura during Winter

1) Need to warm up? Stay at Dusky Lodge and sit in front of our wood burners with a hot cup of tea while admiring our mountain views. You need some muscle relaxing after a huge hike or some freezing cold surfing? Just jump into our Hot Spa and you’ll be ready for your next activity! 2) Winter is the best time to go whale watching as the Sperm whales feed closer to shore, the annual Humpback whale migration begins, and you can’t beat a snow-capped mountain as a back-drop to any of…continue reading →

Top 5 Things to do in Christchurch during Winter

#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 clear winter 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.     #2 Canterbury Museum Located directly outside of the Botanic Gardens, so why not visit both at the same time. Experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural history heritage. Rare…continue reading →