Tagged: New Zealand South Island

Christchurch and Antarctic Centre 0

Christchurch and Antarctic Centre

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and the third largest in New Zealand overall with a population of 400,000 people. Anglicans from England settled in the city early in the last century and the city was named after the University of Oxford which was originally known as...

Mount Cook 0

Mount Cook

Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak at 3,754 metres although in December 1991 it lost ten metres off the top. The Maori name for Mount Cook is ‘Aoraki’ which means cloud piercer, which of course this snow-capped wonder does. The mountain looms in the background but there are 22...

Queenstown 0

Queenstown and Milford Sound

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand with people flocking there to enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled activities such as bungy jumping and canyoning which are thrilling! Queenstown is nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu facing The Remarkables mountain range and was the site of the largest gold rush in...

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour 0

Hobbiton and Wellington Movie Tour

The anticipation was killing me as my tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set was definitely something I was excited about! I have watched the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films and it was one of the books I remember reading and learning about when I was at primary...