Road trip blog posts

New Zealand is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. In the wake of last year’s rugby world cup, the country’s popularity has grown with many tourists still wanting to experience the fantastic landscapes made famous by Peter Jackson’s iconic Lord of the Rings Trilogy. [caption id="attachment_3305" align="alignleft" width="350"] Copyright[/caption] Where to go? New Zealand offers a great escape for Brits wanting to get away this winter. The cou Read More >>

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To summarise my recommended road trip around the South Island of New Zealand I’ve mapped the whole itinerary into Google Maps complete with directions and driving times. I’ve also integrated all of the content from each part of this blog series so, when you click on each leg of the road trip, my full description of what to do and what to look out for will appear (it’s easier to use if you click on the link to view a larger version of the map). View Awesome Road Trips – S Read More >>

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Today I’ll continue with my recommended road trip around the South of New Zealand, kicking off with Day 10… Day 10 – Franz Josef to Westport Set off between 9 and 10am to arrive at Greymouth in time for lunch. Greymouth is not the most inspirational place you’ll come across but there are plenty of options to find lunch and re-fuel. After lunch head further north to Punakaiki where you’ll find the Pancake Rocks. Walking around the rocks is a relatively short affair a Read More >>

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Earlier in the week I outlined the first four days of my recommended road trip around the South Island of New Zealand. Today, I’ll write about days 5 and 6, carrying on from Te Anau… Day 5 – Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau Today completely revolves around the trip to Milford Sound. To experience Milford Sound at it’s fullest you’ll need to book a cruise. I’d highly recommend Real Journeys. How early you start the day depends on what time you’ve booke Read More >>

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One of the absolute highlights of my recent travels was the two weeks I spent driving around the South Island of New Zealand. New Zealand is a great country for a road trip. You can drive for almost hours with barely a sight of another car and the constant turns and switchbacks designed to tackle New Zealand’s tricky terrain make it a fun place to drive. But, most importantly, the island is so visually stunning that every day you’ll wake up chomping at the bit to get on the road in a Read More >>

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