Australia and New Zealand

Growing up in New Zealand, the stunning landscape and laid-back lifestyle were something I just took for granted. It’s only since returning as a traveler that I’ve been able to see it with fresh eyes, and become able to appreciate just how incredible a country it really is.

Likewise, I lived in both Sydney and Melbourne for several years, but as great as those cities are, the best parts of Australia lie outside the population centres. From deserted beaches to natural wonders, it’s all there to explore.

Jetty extending into a lake with mountains in background, Te Anau, New Zealand

22 Kickass Things to Do in Te Anau

Looking for things to do in and around Te Anau, New Zealand? There's no shortage of them!

Tree in Lake Wanaka

30 Spectacular Things to Do in Wanaka

Despite its small size, there's a huge amount to see and do in Wanaka, New Zealand. Here's what you need to know.

View of the countryside looking over a bridge towards Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

13 Great Things to Do in Taranaki

The best things to do in the Taranaki, from hiking and beaches to museums and waterfalls, plus that iconic mountain.

Waipati Beach, Catlins

19 of the Best Things to See and Do in the Catlins

A guide to the very best things to do in the Catlins, a beautiful but often-overlooked part of New Zealand's South Island.

Dave with arms out at Lake Waikaremoana

A Guide to New Zealand’s Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

An in-depth guide to the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk with details on accommodation and gear, a daily breakdown, and much more.

View descending from Roys Peak summit

7 of the Best Day Walks Near Wanaka

Some of the best day walks near Wanaka, in New Zealand's South Island.

Lauren at Pinnacles summit

The Pinnacles Walk: A Great Day or Overnight Hike in the Coromandel

The Pinnacles Walk is a great day or overnight hike in the Coromandel region of NZ.

Alpacas beside river - closeup

Hiking With Alpacas In New Zealand (or How to Have a Very Happy Girlfriend)

That time I went hiking with alpacas in New Zealand.

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