New Zealand

  • The Top 10 Things to Do in New Zealand for a Little Adventure

    New Zealand is a stunning country filled with crystal blue waters and rich lush landscapes. From its beaches and mountain views, to its bustling cities and quaint villages, New Zealand is both cosmopolitan and an adventurer’s paradise.

    Since there is so much to explore, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 things to do in New Zealand for those looking for a little adventure. Continue Reading

    September 6, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 4591

  • Wharekauhau Lodge: Combining The Best of the Old World and The New

    Founded in the mid 1880’s, Wharekauhau Lodge in Palliser Bay, New Zealand is a country estate set on 5,500 acres of private land. Continue Reading

    July 19, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 3246

  • World-Class Golf and So Much More at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

    The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs appeals to both golf lovers and those simply wanting to enjoy a luxurious holiday. Continue Reading

    July 16, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 3487

  • Experience the Acclaimed Blanket Bay Lodge

    Blanket Bay Lodge is located in the Southern Lakes district of New Zealand’s South Island. It is a world famous resort destination that offers both relaxation and a wide variety of activities and adventures.

    Blanket Bay Lodge sits on the scenic north end of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by New Zealand’s Southern Alps, providing some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Continue Reading

    June 18, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 8494

  • A Quick Review of Maori Etiquette

    If you’re going to New Zealand, it never hurts to know a few rules of etiquette for touring the Maori’s homeland.

    The Maori are the indigenous people of “Aotearoa”, which is the Maori name for New Zealand and translates as “the land of the long white cloud.”  The Maori arrived in New Zealand from Eastern Polynesia in the thirteenth century after a series of long, canoe voyages. Continue Reading

    May 17, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 17166

  • Filmmaking in Middle-earth

    Fans of Bilbo Baggins’ exploits will be tickled pink as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD hits stores this month. The film, shot in New Zealand, is the first chapter in Peter Jackson’s new epic trilogy set in Middle-earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.

    An exciting aspect of the release is the new DVD’s special feature, “New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth.”

    Magical and intriguing, New Zealand has drawn storytellers and filmmakers for decades. They have used the nation’s unique, lush landscapes to create both intimate films and monumental blockbusters. Continue Reading

    March 8, 2013 • New Zealand • Views: 9185