Christmas and New Year's holidays 2018 : SouthernJourneys' Christophe and Mara embarked on their own self drive tour of the South Island traveling in a motorhome. A heli-hike on either Franz Josef or For Glacier has always been on their things to do list in the South Island, and so Glacier
There are many amazing campsites in New Zealand, there's no doubt about that! Whether you want to stay at a beach, in the middle of lush forests or among towering mountains, it's all up to you. New Zealand's landscapes are so diverse and the driving distances are relatively short, so
One can say turning 40 is a landmark birthday. A midlife crisis might be looming just around the corner, but in reality that's just a fancy term really...Is there really such a thing?
Now little did I know what was about to happen on my 40th birthday, but my wife
Driving in New Zealand's North Island might be a little busier than in the South Island, but the North Island's diversity offers some pretty epic roads for your self drive journey.
We recommend to include some of the following self drive tour options on your itinerary around the North Island
5. Dart River Funyak
The Dart River Funyak experience is an incredibly fun day out, deep into the pristine Mt Aspiring National Park with its towering peaks, and must be included in our list. This adventure includes a wilderness jet boat ride, followed by a trip down the Dart River
New Zealand weather is very changeable...it is an island after all, well two islands to be more specific. You might hear the locals talk about four seasons in a day, and at certain times during the year it may certainly feel that way. It is also the reason why Kiwis
The Coromandel Peninsula is small enough that you can complete the entire loop in a day driving around, but why would you. For one, it would be a pretty slow ride anyway. That's not only because the roads are very hilly and windy, but the coastal scenery is breathtaking around
The Abel Tasman National Park at the top of the South Island is New Zealand's smallest National Park, but it's also its sunniest. The gateway to the National Park is Marahau, about which is 67km from Nelson.
With its many golden beaches and secluded bays, granite rock formations and the
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We've setup this section on our website with the aim to provide you with a bunch of useful information you might require to help planning your journey to New Zealand, as well as to keep you updated with everything that's happening here at SouthernJourneys,
During your journey planning you must undeniably have come across one of the most famous national parks in New Zealand : the Dual World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. World famous for one of the best day hikes in the world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, this volcanic region is