Most of New Zealand's Great Walks are located in the South Island ... and there are plenty more hidden gems. We've put together a superb selection of multi day, day...Read more
10 September 2017
Nelson, where we are based, is the gateway to spectacular scenery and plenty of outdoor adventures nearby and further south.
Three of New Zealand's national parks are right on our doorstep...Read more
13 June 2017
An amazing turnout on a chilly winter’s day for the Pepin Island fundraiser.
The Hira Volunteer Rural Fire Service hosted the open day. They were delighted with the turnout - over...Read more
05 June 2017
This wilderness walk is full of surprises. Dancing clouds creating an ever changing seascape, native forests with lush foliage, friendly native birds, playful seals and panoramic coastal views.
The 70 km...Read more
12 April 2016
Heading south of the Bombay Hills, Auckland's gateway, there are plenty of delights in store.
The Coromandel Peninsula is a very popular summer holiday getaway for Kiwi families with golden...Read more
02 January 2016
What is it that draws so many people to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing year after year?
They keep coming despite occasional eruptions and reports of climbing accidents - a reminder of...Read more
14 November 2015
Rounding the bend on a narrow shingle road near the start of the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, a vehicle hangs perilously over the edge.
Our mini coach driver comes to the rescue...Read more
15 October 2015
Peeling off layers in quick succession - we discover this snow shoeing lark is hot work, even with sleek modern gear.
We are layered up with thermals, waterproof jackets, fleeces, gloves...Read more
16 September 2015
Spending time outdoors always lifts our spirits. We picked a sunny day for our return visit to the Okura Bush Walkway. A popular walk year round with joggers and walkers.
15 September 2015
What a ripper of a tale this is! Brando Yelavich turned his life around by walking the entire New Zealand coastline.
Raging dogs, charging bulls, steep cliffs, rugged bush, mudflats, pounding...Read more
Book Review - Wildboy by Brando Yelavich
08 August 2015