Get inspired with our I-SPY Travel Blog – These are personal posts about our favourite New Zealand experiences, journeys and interests.
We’ve been planning and arranging personalised travel itineraries for a long time so we have a lot to share. Happy reading!
Aoraki Mt Cook is New Zealand’s Highest Peak. It stands at 3724 metres above sea level – although it was recorded at 3764 metres high until a series of slips affected the peak. The Mount Cook Village is a 45 minute drive from the main State Highway through the Mackenzie…
Imagine a meadow so colourful you can’t help but pull the car safely over to the side of the road and snap a photo of this stunning South Island summer scene. The lupins of the MacKenzie Basin are essentially a weed and considered a pest by some, while others will…
As we head into our New Zealand summer, I wanted to share with you a very special place worth including on your New Zealand Holiday. Bay of Many Coves is a five star resort nestled in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island. It…
To prepare ourselves for the walk, we attended the Hollyford Pre-Track Briefing which is held at the Spire Hotel, Queenstown at 5.30pm on the day prior to your walk. The track briefing allowed us to meet some of our fellow walkers and learn day by day details of the walk…
It seems most people have heard of Milford Sound - the eighth wonder of the world, but if you haven’t, then let me recap. Milford Sound is in fact a fiord created by an ancient glacier carving its way through the rock. Located in the southwest of the South Island…
In Autumn, I finally had my first taste of the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Rail Trail is a 150km (93 mile) cycle trail along a disused railway corridor built for steam trains. It starts in the Central Otago town of Clyde and ends in Middlemarch and can be enjoyed over…
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