New Zealand in November

Posted October 28, 2019 by Kim Francis

Our lucky guides get to travel all over New Zealand in all seasons. When we asked what their favourite month is to show off the country, we weren’t at all surprised when several chose November. Here are some of the reasons we all love November in New Zealand, and some travel tips to make the most of a November visit.

Our lucky guides get to travel all over New Zealand in all seasons. When we asked what their favourite month is to show off the country, we weren’t at all surprised when several chose November. Here are some of the reasons we all love November in New Zealand, and some travel tips to make the most of a November visit.

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Staying Connected in New Zealand

Posted July 31, 2019 by Kim Francis

No matter how great it is to unplug on vacation, when you’re in New Zealand, you’ll still want to connect with home, use your favourite apps, and share all those gobsmacking photos you’ve taken with your phone (trust us, start making room now). Here are some tips to make connection easy.

No matter how great it is to unplug on vacation, when you’re in New Zealand, you’ll still want to connect with home, use your favourite apps, and share all those gobsmacking photos you’ve taken with your phone (trust us, start making room now). Here are some tips to make connection easy.

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7 Places to Find Free Wi-Fi in New Zealand

Posted June 10, 2019 by Kim Francis

Who doesn’t love free Wi-Fi? We confess, New Zealand remains a bit behind on the free Wi-Fi front (and a few other fronts–but that’s part of our charm, right?). It is catching up, and we’ve made a handy list of decent, free Wi-Fi locations to help you stay connected whilst touring the country.

Who doesn’t love free Wi-Fi? We confess, New Zealand remains a bit behind on the free Wi-Fi front (and a few other fronts–but that’s part of our charm, right?). It is catching up, and we’ve made a handy list of decent, free Wi-Fi locations to help you stay connected whilst touring the country.

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New Zealand: A Year at a Glance

Posted September 1, 2018 by Kim Francis

The stunning scenery and warm hospitality of New Zealand are worth experiencing any time of year, but if you want to do more than throw a dart at a calendar (as fun as that planning technique is), we’ve provided a monthly breakdown of what to expect through the year.

The stunning scenery and warm hospitality of New Zealand are worth experiencing any time of year, but if you want to do more than throw a dart at a calendar (as fun as that planning technique is), we’ve provided a monthly breakdown of what to expect through the year.

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4 Benefits of a New Zealand Self Drive Trip

Posted July 17, 2018 by Kim Francis

Does the thought of travelling around New Zealand invoke images of relaxed hands on the wheel, wind in your hair, and ‘Born to Be Wild’ playing as your personal theme song? Or is it all white-knuckled terror and not going above bicycle speed? Or somewhere in between?

Does the thought of travelling around New Zealand invoke images of relaxed hands on the wheel, wind in your hair, and ‘Born to Be Wild’ playing as your personal theme song? Or is it all white-knuckled terror and not going above bicycle speed? Or somewhere in between?

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4 Benefits of a New Zealand Guided Trip

Posted July 17, 2018 by Kim Francis

You’ve probably been thinking about a New Zealand trip for a long time and you want to make the most of it. You want to see as much as you can and have an authentic, relaxing adventure (we don’t think those last two words are mutually exclusive). So, is that best achieved…

You’ve probably been thinking about a New Zealand trip for a long time and you want to make the most of it. You want to see as much as you can and have an authentic, relaxing adventure (we don’t think those last two words are mutually exclusive). So, is that best achieved…

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How Much Time to Spend in New Zealand

Posted July 8, 2018 by Kim Francis

New Zealand may be compact, but it is incredibly diverse. There is so much to see and do, and it takes longer to see and do it than you might think. It’s worth allowing time to visit a number of different regions while you’re here to take in the huge array of landscapes and activities.

New Zealand may be compact, but it is incredibly diverse. There is so much to see and do, and it takes longer to see and do it than you might think. It’s worth allowing time to visit a number of different regions while you’re here to take in the huge array of landscapes and activities.

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New Zealand’s North Island vs. South Island

Posted June 14, 2018 by Kim Francis

OK, we acknowledge not everyone realizes New Zealand is even made up of two main islands (actually three, but our little brother, Stewart Island, is a bit of an outlier—if an adorable one). To New Zealanders, however, there is quite a strong difference between the two in identity.

OK, we acknowledge not everyone realizes New Zealand is even made up of two main islands (actually three, but our little brother, Stewart Island, is a bit of an outlier—if an adorable one). To New Zealanders, however, there is quite a strong difference between the two in identity.

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Best Time to Visit New Zealand

Posted May 12, 2018 by Kim Francis

When is the best time to visit New Zealand? This is one of the most common questions we’re asked. It’s a tricky one as New Zealand’s dramatic scenery is gobsmackingly gorgeous any time of year. To help you decide for yourself, we’ve done a brief overview.

When is the best time to visit New Zealand? This is one of the most common questions we’re asked. It’s a tricky one as New Zealand’s dramatic scenery is gobsmackingly gorgeous any time of year. To help you decide for yourself, we’ve done a brief overview.

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7 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

Posted May 1, 2018 by Kim Francis

Ah, New Zealand. You may have heard that it’s rather photogenic. Not many places on earth can compete with its sheer beauty, but like anyone worth getting to know, there’s so much more to New Zealand than just good looks.

Ah, New Zealand. You may have heard that it’s rather photogenic. Not many places on earth can compete with its sheer beauty, but like anyone worth getting to know, there’s so much more to New Zealand than just good looks.

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