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
The best New Zealand towns to base yourself from for hiking in New Zealand
New Zealand is not short of wild paths to tread.
Things we love about hiking in Fiordland during spring
Goodbye short days and polar blasts! Haere mai and welcome to Spring – more daylight, warm temperatures and new life sprouting in the paddocks, gardens and even in the bush.
Tramping in New Zealand & other Kiwi phrases you may not have heard of
When tramping in New Zealand, heading into the wilderness with a guide is a good idea.
Love staying active? Here’s a guide to Fiordland in winter
There’s plenty to do in Fiordland in winter, despite the very cold temperatures we have plenty of clear, calm blue sky days! Winter brings Fiordland’s lowest rainfall and plenty of...
Fiordland’s Great Walks – which one is for you?
If you’re a lover of big mountains and glaciers, and looking for a feeling of solitude, you can’t go past Fiordland’s Great Walks.
How to experience the Milford Track in a day
If there’s one wilderness experience you could choose in NZ, make it the Milford Track.
Our favourite native birds to spot while hiking in Fiordland
Fiordland’s wilderness is home to an abundance of birdlife, some of which are rare and endangered.
Hiking in New Zealand: Five reasons to choose a private hiking guide
When it comes to hiking in New Zealand, the options are endless – which can sometimes be a little overwhelming if it’s your first time here and you want to...
The ultimate South Island Itinerary for outdoor lovers
Set amongst some of the world’s most outstanding and pure natural landscapes, New Zealand’s South Island is the ultimate playground for those that love all things outdoors.