View of Wellington Cable Car and skyline, Wellington, New Zealand

The Perfect (Long) Weekend in Wellington on a New Zealand Vacation

Which capital city is the world’s coolest? Of course, it depends what you’re looking for. But if your dream urban escape is a mid-sized city bursting with tasty yet unpretentious cafes, bars and restaurants, classic cinema, eye-opening museums and galleries, gorgeous botanic gardens and natural scenery, and a cutting edge film industry, Wellington might just […]

Ancient Maori sculpture on top of Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand

Manaakitanga – Finding the Spirit of Kiwi Hospitality on New Zealand Travel

One only needs to do a Google image search to see the extent to which nature has blessed New Zealand. Jagged, snow-capped peaks separated by deep blue fjords and winding roads that just beg for exploration. Mountain ranges overlook dense forests, rich with wildlife. Surreally-clear bay waters break gently on soft sand beaches, while powerful […]

Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

Discover “Wellywood” on Your New Zealand Vacation

With striking scenery, unspoiled rural landscapes, and a growing film industry dubbed “Wellywood,” it’s no surprise New Zealand has become a top filming location for some of the world’s biggest blockbusters. It is also home to several world-class directors and a top production company. New Zealand’s dramatic scenery is the perfect backdrop for many famous […]