Godley Head

Scenic drive to here from Christchurch experiences great coastal scenery. If you’d like a hike, consider the Godley Head Loop track. […]

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Sumner Beach

Beach community at the Eastern edge of Christchurch. Good spot for Fish & Chips. Expect cold water if you’d like to swim. […]

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Newton’s Waterfall: 1 hour return

Walk via quiet Aylmers Valley Road, or drive to the end (limited parking) for a 10 minute walk to the waterfall.Walk duration from Aylmers Valley Road: 1 hour return. From parking: 10 minutes walk. […]

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Cape Reinga

A journey north through the farthest reaches of Northland will lead you to Cape Reinga, at the northern tip of New Zealand. As the drive is 3 hours each way, you may wish to consider taking a bus tour, which also has the benefit of enabling access to 90 Mile Beach if you’re in a […]

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Ninety Mile Beach

Fabled beach running from Ahipara to Scott Point. Rental vehicles are not permitted to drive on the beach. If you’d like to visit, tour operators run buses that run up the beach, and include Cape Reinga. […]

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Nelson Lakes National Park

Near St Arnaud, you’ll find a wide variety of walks for all levels exploring Nelson Lakes National Park. Just south of the village at Kerr Bay, find the 15 minute Bellbird Walk and 45 minute Honeydew Walk. For a more extensive mission and amazing views, try the 5 hour Mt Robert Circuit. […]

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Murchison

Murchison is a small town with a few fun activity options – particularly is it very well-known for its excellent whitewater rafting on the mighty Buller river. […]

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Harwoods Hole

Harwoods hole is located about an hour’s drive from Marahau. An 183 metre deep hole which is part of the cave system in Takaka Hill. 45 minute walk from the carpark on Canaan Road. Be sure to take the side track up to the lookout point over Golden Bay. Canaan Road turns off State highway […]

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