Tales from the Trails
If you're like me and love to travel, explore and adventure then maybe you've had the same experience when planning your travels - "I just don't get how it all works!". I've always found blogs helpful in my planning and so hopefully these will help you too - they've been written from our own experiences and from some of the interest areas and frustrations that other travellers have expressed to us in the past. Grab a cuppa and take a look!
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Our latest tales
5 summer must-dos in Fiordland (things to do, places to go, and where to eat)
Summer in Fiordland is a beautiful thing. The sun is shining (well, some days), the birds are singing, and the flora and fauna are flourishing.
One of the best Fiordland day walks!
Key Summit on the Routeburn Track, a New Zealand Great Walk, is arguably the best day walk in Fiordland.
Hiking at Milford Sound
Milford Sound is a truly special place to visit and often on people’s itinerary when they visit New Zealand.
Why Fiordland is the perfect retreat
A mini break in Fiordland does wonders for the soul. Even just 3 days here will replenish you in a way you never thought possible.
Top 4-day trips for chasing waterfalls
If you’re looking to chase waterfalls, then Fiordland is the right place.
7 eco-friendly tips for hikers
Hiking in our great outdoors makes you more aware of everything out there and how vital it is for us to cherish and protect it.
How to pack like a pro for a day hike
Avid hikers know that the fun begins even before you get on the trail.
The best three-night Te Anau itinerary for those who love the great outdoors
Enjoy a mix of guided and self-drive tours to discover the hidden gems and best of Milford Sound and Fiordland.
Hiking in New Zealand: How to prepare for an active New Zealand vacation?
Misty mountains, emerald fjords, ancient fern-cloaked forests, cascading waterfalls and miles of empty black and white sand beaches… You’re likely to find any sort of wild path you’re willing to...
Ten New Zealand hiking trails you've never heard of (but should consider trying!)
The Great Walks of New Zealand get more than their fair share of media space – and rightly so.