I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy Lake Tekapo for two weeks and I couldn't recommend it more. In summer, there's nothing better than a refreshing splash in the lake. I was at a lodge in front of the lake, only 50 feet from Good
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens in New Zealand's South Island are a relaxing and interesting option for an afternoon. These gardens were founded in 1863, with a size of 21 hectares, crossed by the river Avon, you can take a gondola.
Mount Cook in New Zealand is a great trip taking in the shores of the Pukaki lake. It is a privileged view and beauty takes your breath away. It's wild and untouched and you feel small sitting there, surrounded by such greatness.
Christchurch is a city on New Zealand's South Island, in the province of Canterbury. It is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in the country with a population of 400,000 inhabitants. Located on the shores of
The Tranzscenic is a train route that runs along the route from the town of Greymouth on the Pacific coast and Christchurch on the Tasman Sea coast and offers some of the most beautiful views of the South Island of New Zealand. Some
Just like Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki is a beautiful turquoise colour. It is located about 30 km southwest of the town of Tekapo. At its southernmost shore are wonderful views of Mount Cook, where camping facilities are provided. It is
Kaikoura is a stunning village situated between the sea and the mountains in the South Island of New Zealand, on the east coast. It is a place which is famous for its marine wildlife, whales, dolphins, seals, the views are spectacular
In some respects, it is a very old-looking museums, with dioramas and explanatory panels that look like they've been here for many, many years - but some sections are absolutely fascinating, like those dedicated to Antarctic
The Moeraki Boulders are some stones that are almost perfectly spherical shaped, some up to 3 meters in diameter, located at a beach on the coast of Otago. Unfortunately, the smaller ones have disappeared and the bigger ones are
More than 10% of the population of New Zealand are of Asian origin, so the Chinese New Year celebrations are very important. In the South Island city of Christchurch, the celebrations are held at night around Victoria Square. There
Lake Waitaki is the smallest of the three major lakes of the Waitaki Water Project in the South Island of New Zealand. I loved this place because the water was a beautiful colour, and the natural environment offered amazing views of
The beautiful Akaroa Village can be found by the sea and the mountain about 2 hours away from Christcurch. It has a special charm, this place is very peaceful and relaxed and it's famous for the chance to see dolphins with some of the
Akaroa is known for having a very friendly dolphin colony which allows swimmers to approach. Every day a catamaran comes from the Akaroa Harbour to meet the dolphins. As the water is pretty cold, I'd recommend a full wetsuit.
The Bridge of Remembrance is located in the center of Christchurch and was opened on Armistice Day, November 11, 1924. It was made with stone from the Canterbury region and commemorates the involvement of volunteers from the city in
Te Puna o Waiwhetu is the most modern museum in Christchurch, housed in a spectacular building with fully glazed frontage and very modern sculptures. This free museum mostly houses temporary exhibitions.
This reserve is 15 minutes from Christchurch and is the ideal place to see kiwis in New Zealand. Spotting a glimpse of them otherwise is downright difficult. It's like a zoo where you can see other animals such as kangaroos and
This is an Anglican cathedral in the city center, traditional in its architecture but modern in its promotion, as it has a web page, and a souvenir shop where you can coin your own pennies of the cathedral. If you scale the tower
A modern streetcar with a historic vibe goes through the heart of Christchurch and makes 11 stops that are near principal tourist attractions like the Cathedral Square, the Arts Centre, the Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum, the
Within the Mount Cook National Park, you can see the Tasman Lake with icebergs floating in the water. Getting to the end of the lake is about 20 minutes from the car park, and another 20 minutes to the viewpoint (counting only the
Without a doubt one of the churches with the best views in the world; behind the altar is a window overlooking Lake Tekapo. The church is tiny but it is one of the most famous New Zealand since it was erected in honor of the pioneers.
Situated on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Kaikoura, is a special place. And it is for many reasons. The best known is the whales, dolphins and seals. But it also has the kindness and hospitality of its natives. We
Arthur`s Pass National Park is one of the most visited in New Zealand. There are many hiking trails ranging from half an hour to several days. The visitor centre offers comprehensive information on the park, weather conditions, and
The Akaroa Lighthouse could be found on the Akaroa Banks Peninsula, to the east of the port of Akaroa. Construction on the lighthouse began in 1880 and then it opened the following year with a lens that was made in France and Scotland
This year we are offering a new destination for your English scholarship course in New Zealand: Christchurch. KA Christchursh school is in a beautiful, seven-storey art deco building that also houses New Zealand's School of Art and
An hour south of Picton on the main road is this lovely coast, backed by mountains,with peaks covered with snow during the winter. There are very few places in the world with such amazing mountains near the ocean, and wildlife so
A great book shop with globes, maps, GPS, and generally everything related to travel worldwide. They have a fascinating variety of globes and maps on offer - illuminated, phosphorescent, topographic, etc.
I don't remember if it was just one place or several different ones that offered sheep shows, but the fact is that if you go to Christchurch, you really can't miss out. New Zealand is the country of sheep, with more sheep than people.
On Mount Cook, is the village where you can see the museum that has the tribute to Sir Edmund Hillarry, the first person to reach the summit of Everest. It is a small museum, but very nice, the price to enter varies depending on if
It is ironic that merino sheep wool, which is originally from Spain, is now marketed mainly by New Zealand and the prices are not exactly cheap. This shop-café is situated in one of the most famous areas for its mild climate merino,