New Zealand

Enjoy life’s simple pleasures at a Small Luxury Hotels of the World

A new survey looks at the Top 50 simple pleasures influencing the everyday life of Australians, revealing what they value most. Feel like you can’t get enough of life’s simple pleasures? You’re not alone. A new survey has identified the Top 50 Simple Pleasures in life according to Australians, with travel, adventure and holidays ranking alongside good company and great food as some of our favourite things. Lunch is served at Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel, Ibiza, Spain. Top of the Pops Listening to favourite songs topped the list of simple pleasures for Australians, who also gave a nod to other sensory stimuli like the sound of rain falling on windows, relaxing activities such as sitting in a beer …

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The Complete Guide to Mt Cook

Mt Cook for Budget Travellers Lace-up your hiking shoes because a budget trip to Mt Cook means a whole lot of walking! Among the glacier valleys and towering peaks of New Zealand’s highest mountains, the walks are among some of the most memorable in the country. Visitors can also enjoy the local visitor centre for free, which is more like a museum and art gallery. While there are cheap places to stay in Mt Cook, the downside is that they’re limited. Check out our budget tips and advice in The Guide to Mt Cook on a Budget to start planning your trip. Budget Activities in Mt Cook Hike the Hooker Valley Track Visit the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park Visitor …

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The Travel Inspiration Series

Travel Inspiration Series Australian Traveller’s co-founder Quentin Long will be hosting two free virtual travel events in December 2020 and your are invited. in partnership with The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) Family of Brands. The Travel Inspiration Series, in partnership with The Travel Corporate (TTC), will be held on December 2 and 3. These special 30minute online events will include: Learn how to explore Tasmania’s highlights like Dove Lake hassle free at our free online event. While our holidays might look a bit different in 2020 and beyond, organising an itinerary doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be incredibly exciting and inspiring if you turn to our experts who have done the research, distilled the information for you …

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Australia This November

There’s no shortage of things to do in Australia in November However with such a breadth of things going on around the country, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming to separate the champs from the chumps. You’re busy people, we get it. To help you out, we have collated a guide of the best-goings-on for the month of November, helping you plan your calendar accordingly. Thank us later. NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTHEAST | ABORIGINAL ARTS MARKET AT CARRIAGEWORKS SYDNEY NOVEMBER 9-10 Australia’s largest multi arts centre pays homage to Southeastern Australia’s artistic roots with this diverse collection of Indigenous art and craft. Visit the railyard-turned-curated-market to browse over 60 artists’ work in a range of mediums, from ceramics and …

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The Lindis New Zealand hotel review

The Lindis Nestled into the star-lit Ahuriri Valley in New Zealand’s Canterbury region, surrounded on three sides by conservation parks, The Lindis merges natural materials with stylish furnishings to create the perfect retreat from city living This smart property is nestled into the star-lit Ahuriri Valley in Canterbury. On the edge of the South Island’s Dark Sky Reserve, one of 13 in the world chosen for their exceptional starry nights, The Lindis is embedded in a hillside like a giant sedated eye observing the fizz and whirls of constellations. At night, this stealth lodge dwarfed by snow-capped peaks in the little-known Ahuriri Valley north of Wanaka all but disappears; its roof in waves of spotted gum mimics the undulating landscape …

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Your Action-Packed Guide On Things To Do In New Zealand’s North Island

Natural wonders and adrenaline-fuelled fun in Te Ika-a-Maui If you’re anything like us, you started planning a trip to New Zealand as soon as Frodo set off from Bag End. The country’s North Island – also named Te Ika-a-Maui for the mythological fish of a Māori demigod – certainly lives up to its legendary status. It’s got everything from jaw-dropping phenomena, like the Rotorua geysers and iridescent Waitomo Caves, to the cinematic magic of the Hobbiton set. Whether exploring Auckland’s seaside streets or feeling the buzz in the skydive haven of Taupo, your time here is set to be loaded with unforgettable experiences. Check out our list of North Island’s most thrilling adventures: 1. Go from beach to city to …

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Farm at Cape Kidnappers

A Farm at Cape Kidnappers tops the awards list

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, a taste of rustic New Zealand luxury Imagine pastureland, about 2,400 hectares of it overlooking Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. See plenty of sheep, an 18-hole golf course, a lodge, 22 suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Master Bedroom The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is about a third of the size of Hong Kong Island – and to give you an idea of how vast the property is, the drive from the front gate to the lodge is 6.5km. Not only is all this yours to explore, you’re also encouraged to do so with the aid of a walking map, provided in each room. Suggested walks take anything up …

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