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NZ’s Top Country Pubs

If you’re looking for a list of country pubs with sprawling lawns and lavender patches, look elsewhere. Our list features salt-licked windows, hop-bomb beers, a whole lot of history and a quiz night where your mouth might get taped up.

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NZ’s Top Country Pubs

If you’re looking for a list of country pubs with sprawling lawns and lavender patches, look elsewhere. Our list features salt-licked windows, hop-bomb beers, a whole lot of history and a quiz night where your mouth might get taped up.

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NZ’s Best Beaches

Lists of ‘New Zealand’s Best Beaches’ are ten a penny, but we back ourselves with this list for Lonely Planet – the result of our extensive travels around New Zealand. As LP says, ‘we know because we go’.

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NZ’s Best Beaches

Lists of ‘New Zealand’s Best Beaches’ are ten a penny, but we back ourselves with this list for Lonely Planet – the result of our extensive travels around New Zealand. As LP says, ‘we know because we go’.

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NZ’s Best Day Hikes

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes. Want to hear about ten of the best?

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NZ’s Best Day Hikes

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes. Want to hear about ten of the best?

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Wild Camping

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping. As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider…

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Wild Camping

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping. As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider…

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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?

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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?

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Best in Travel 2014

The wonderful West Coast finally makes the ‘Top 10′ cut in LP’s inspiring Best in Travel guidebook – think white water and whitebait patties, bird-filled forests and wetlands, wild beaches and snowy peaks, rusty relics and some very friendly folk.

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Best in Travel 2014

The wonderful West Coast finally makes the ‘Top 10′ cut in LP’s inspiring Best in Travel guidebook – think white water and whitebait patties, bird-filled forests and wetlands, wild beaches and snowy peaks, rusty relics and some very friendly folk.

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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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