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Catlins in New Zealand's South Island
Travel tales

The Catlins: New Zealand’s deep south

The Catlins were never part of my original New Zealand itinerary. Deep in the far depths of the South Island, this coastal area is as far south as you can get on the mainland, with not much between you…

Milford Sound road
In pictures

The road to Milford Sound // In pictures

On the map it looks like Milford Sound is only 50km from New Zealand’s adventure hotspot Queenstown, but appearances can be deceptive. A huge mountain range means that the road twists and turns its way over 300km between the…

Abel Tasman National Park by sea kayak
Travel tales

Abel Tasman National Park by sea kayak

At the northern tip of the South Island, Abel Tasman is the smallest of New Zealand’s National Parks. It may not be big but it’s perfectly formed, with golden sandy beaches and a bright blue sea fringed by a…

View from a helicopter trip to Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand
Travel tales

Flying high: Mount Cook by helicopter

Despite being a travel obsessive, I’m not the biggest fan of flying. But that wasn’t going to stop me from embracing a bit of New Zealand’s famous adventurous spirit while I was out there. Bungee jumping was a step…