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New Zealand… Visas and Immigration

Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry into New Zealand. Read more about our immigration requirements. We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you…

New Zealand… Plants & Animals

Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of interesting plants and creatures.   Animals Before humans settled in New Zealand, it would have been an extremely noisy place! Large tracts of lush native bush supported an incredible variety…

New Zealand… How to Stay Safe In The NZ Outdoors

New Zealand is an incredible place to explore, with untouched terrain that’s remote yet easily accessible.   What to pack Here’s a simple list of things the Mountain Safety Council recommend you take. This list will change depending on the length walk you are going on. Good quality solid footwear…

How To… Choose Insulated Outerwear

If you need a jacket to wear when conditions are so cold that a mid layer alone won’t cut it, you need insulated outerwear. Consider two primary factors as you choose: Insulation Type: This key component of your jacket determines how well it retains warmth and handles wet conditions, as…

How To… Use Your Cellphone Internationally

Travelling allows you the opportunity to explore new places and unplug from daily routines and distractions. But let’s face it: Sometimes you want and need to stay connected when traveling abroad. Beyond scrolling through news feeds and keeping up on social media, having a cellphone can be an essential tool…

Budget Travel Tips

The first step of the journey for most savings seekers is to head online, where you can find all sorts of budget-travel wisdom. Here are 10 not-your-usual tips for stretching your travel budget:   1. Use Local Travel Agencies Budget travellers rarely turn to travel agents, in part because it’s…

How To… Take Great Wildlife Photos

Taking pictures of animals in the outdoors can be an exciting way to experience nature, but it can also be challenging to get really great shots. To capture beautiful images of animals, it first helps to have an understanding of fundamental photography concepts. Once you understand the fundamentals, there are…

How To… Maintain An Emergency Kit

Once you’ve put together your emergency kit, you can pat yourself on your back knowing that you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. That said, you can only rest easy until it’s time to update your kit, which you should do every six months. But here’s the good news: Keeping that…

How To… Choose and Use a GPS

Once revolutionary, GPS technology is in everything from drones to dog collars now. Nonetheless, a handheld GPS receiver remains a valuable outdoor tool for hikers and other backcountry explorers. A GPS can give you vital information about where you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go.  …

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