New Zealand Travel Blog

Should I visit Franz Josef or Fox Glacier?

December 5, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

In a land known as the untouched world, there’s one part of New Zealand that stands alone as the wildest (and wettest) of them all: the West Coast. It’s a land where the old frontier spirit lives on, set to…

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The most beautiful place you’ve never heard of: The Catlins

November 28, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Perched on New Zealand’s south-east coast, the Catlins is a small, rugged region with a storied history. With a temperate climate and tiny population (around 1200 people), it offers a rare sense of adventure and seclusion. Home to roaming tribes…

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Is the North Island or the South Island better?

November 21, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

North versus South. In New Zealand, it’s a debate as old as the islands themselves—which one is better? If you were to ask a bunch of random kiwis whether they preferred the North or South Island, the chances are their…

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Exploring New Zealand’s most Instagrammable Places

November 11, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Fancy yourself an Instagram influencer? Or maybe you’re a mad keen photographer? Either way, New Zealand is chock full of photogenic places that’ll have your Instagram profile looking drool-worthy in no time. If you’re looking to make a holiday photo…

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Exploring New Zealand’s stunning Spring Gardens

November 11, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Spring is in full swing right now in New Zealand. That means the gardens of our little green nation are blossoming, and it’s the best time of year to book that New Zealand holiday for all you garden gurus and…

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Take a Journey to Akaroa, New Zealand’s French Gem

October 22, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, or just love sightseeing by the sea, there’s a small town in New Zealand you need to get to know: Akaroa. Small in size but carrying a big reputation, Akaroa delivers beauty and…

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10 of the most incredible Honeymoon destinations in New Zealand

October 2, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Searching for that perfect honeymoon destination? Search no more. New Zealand has it all… beauty, luxury and amazing activities. Everything a couple of newlyweds could wish for! Here are 10 of NZ’s most romantic spots to celebrate your honeymoon. 1….

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Uncovering a magical world at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

September 24, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

For a quiet village tucked away in rural New Zealand, Waitomo has a huge international reputation. People come from all over the world to travel deep underground to the caves of Waitomo with one thing in mind — glow worms!…

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The best things to do when touring New Zealand with kids

September 12, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

When you’re travelling with children, it’s always a good idea to have some ideas up your sleeve for family days out. Just like when you make that winning recipe for dinner, a family–favourite activity can be the highlight of your…

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An Introduction to Bird Watching in New Zealand

September 6, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

New Zealand’s most famous bird is undoubtedly the kiwi. After all, it’s our iconic national bird and bears the name by which New Zealanders all around the globe are known. But there’s so much more to bird watching in New…

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Take an epic journey to NZ with the 18-Day Panorama Coach Tour

August 28, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

This week we’re diving into one of our favourite offerings, the 18–day epic that is the Panorama Tour. Taking you across both islands and to all of the biggest highlights, this is a coach tour of New Zealand unlike any…

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Discovering the best of Waiheke Island

August 21, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Waiheke is the tiny island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf that’s known as one of New Zealand’s most relaxing and beautiful places. Panoramic ocean views, golden beaches and world–class wineries are the spirit of Waiheke. Accessible by ferry, it’s intimate enough…

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Your Guide to Fishing in New Zealand

August 8, 2019
Just NZ Holidays

Tie a fly and break out the bait, it’s time for an introduction to fishing, kiwi style. We’re pretty stoked with our way of life down here, and fishing is a big part of it. Whether it’s fly–fishing for trout…

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