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
A foodie’s guide to Te Anau
Fiordland may be known as the walking capital of the world but it’s also home to fantastic cafes, restaurants and food trucks to fuel your adventures.
The best things about hiking in Fiordland in Autumn
One of the first things you’ll notice about hiking in Fiordland during the autumn season (March – May) is that there’s even less people around.
6 Facts to know about Fiordland
Fiordland National Park is an area of lush natural landscapes, wild waterfalls and has been a tempting destination for explorers since the beginning of time.
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.