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New Zealand in Winter

Stuff the snow! There’s a lot more to New Zealand in winter than the white stuff… including cycling, country music, and simmering yourself into a ham-like state at Hanmer Springs. So, what’s the dog got to do with it? Oh,

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New Zealand in Winter

Stuff the snow! There’s a lot more to New Zealand in winter than the white stuff… including cycling, country music, and simmering yourself into a ham-like state at Hanmer Springs. So, what’s the dog got to do with it? Oh,

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Best in Travel 2014

Our favourite New Zealand region finally makes the ‘Top 10′ cut in Lonely Planet’s inspiring annual Best in Travel guidebook. The West Coast – think white water and whitebait patties, bird-filled forests and wetlands, wild beaches and snowy peaks, rusty

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Best in Travel 2014

Our favourite New Zealand region finally makes the ‘Top 10′ cut in Lonely Planet’s inspiring annual Best in Travel guidebook. The West Coast – think white water and whitebait patties, bird-filled forests and wetlands, wild beaches and snowy peaks, rusty

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NZ’s Craft Beer Battle

In an attempt to fire up a fight between Wellington and Nelson, we investigate which city might really lay claim to the title of ‘New Zealand’s craft beer capital‘ (on BBC Travel).  

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NZ’s Craft Beer Battle

In an attempt to fire up a fight between Wellington and Nelson, we investigate which city might really lay claim to the title of ‘New Zealand’s craft beer capital‘ (on BBC Travel).  

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Biking the Old Ghost Road

We ride the Lyell section of the Old Ghost Road, an 82-kilometre epic which will eventually link the ghost town of Lyell in the Buller Gorge, to Seddonville, a small rural outpost on the West Coast. Read more here.

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Biking the Old Ghost Road

We ride the Lyell section of the Old Ghost Road, an 82-kilometre epic which will eventually link the ghost town of Lyell in the Buller Gorge, to Seddonville, a small rural outpost on the West Coast. Read more here.

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Ask Lonely Planet in The New Zealand Herald

It’s two years since our first weekly ‘Ask Lonely Planet’ column in The New Zealand Herald. That’s 200 questions on six continents (Antarctica, anyone?), one question about Nigeria, one about Komodo dragons, and innumerable queries about European train travel. Let

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Ask Lonely Planet in The New Zealand Herald

It’s two years since our first weekly ‘Ask Lonely Planet’ column in The New Zealand Herald. That’s 200 questions on six continents (Antarctica, anyone?), one question about Nigeria, one about Komodo dragons, and innumerable queries about European train travel. Let

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Queenstown in Vacations & Travel magazine

In our first article for this gorgeous travel mag (April 2013 issue), we give you our dream 48 hours in and around Queenstown. It features some of the finest baking available to humanity! Vacations & Travel  

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Queenstown in Vacations & Travel magazine

In our first article for this gorgeous travel mag (April 2013 issue), we give you our dream 48 hours in and around Queenstown. It features some of the finest baking available to humanity! Vacations & Travel  

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NZ Cycle Trails on BBC Travel

New Zealand has gone and got itself more than 20 new Cycle Trails. Yippee! In this backgrounder we tell how it happened, who’s behind it, and share some of the treats instore. Pedal on! Read our article here.

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NZ Cycle Trails on BBC Travel

New Zealand has gone and got itself more than 20 new Cycle Trails. Yippee! In this backgrounder we tell how it happened, who’s behind it, and share some of the treats instore. Pedal on! Read our article here.

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Middle-earth on Lonelyplanet.com

Famed for dramatic scenery that has long-inspired writers, artists and dreamers, it’s no wonder New Zealand was cast as Tolkien’s mythical Middle-earth. In this article for Lonelyplanet.com we offer a hitlist for Hobbit-hunters. Read it here.

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Middle-earth on Lonelyplanet.com

Famed for dramatic scenery that has long-inspired writers, artists and dreamers, it’s no wonder New Zealand was cast as Tolkien’s mythical Middle-earth. In this article for Lonelyplanet.com we offer a hitlist for Hobbit-hunters. Read it here.

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Historic Arrowtown

‘The pioneer legends that invariably move me most involve cold, wet, and danger. Brunner and his bush-bash down the Buller, Alice McKenzie’s childhood in far-flung Fiordland – such stories give rise to powerful imaginings…’ Sarah & Lee visit Arrowtown and

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Historic Arrowtown

‘The pioneer legends that invariably move me most involve cold, wet, and danger. Brunner and his bush-bash down the Buller, Alice McKenzie’s childhood in far-flung Fiordland – such stories give rise to powerful imaginings…’ Sarah & Lee visit Arrowtown and

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Cycling the Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is open to cyclists for the second year of its three-year trial. Now that DOC’s built some new bridges, will riders get over it? ‘Riders have been itching to get back on the Heaphy since it was

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Cycling the Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is open to cyclists for the second year of its three-year trial. Now that DOC’s built some new bridges, will riders get over it? ‘Riders have been itching to get back on the Heaphy since it was

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