Articles by: Caroline Hickman
My taste for adventure began at a very young age and since then my life has revolved around encouraging others to get out into the great outdoors and find inspiration in nature.
My work has taken me from encouraging people to jump off cliffs (with ropes firmly attached!) to managing a busy tour company and always being a believer in balance, my out of work time has kept me in the outdoors too.
These days I am raising two little girls so while my big adventures have turned into little ones, I’m delighted to be using my writing to continue to share the joys of the New Zealand outdoors.
The Best Beaches in New Zealand
Are you looking for the best and most beautiful New Zealand beaches? The hidden coastal secrets that will take your breath away? The whitest sands and...READ THIS POST
Sounds of New Zealand - New Zealand Music
Now it’s time to tune into the musical sounds of New Zealand, but where to start! New Zealand music has been influenced by so many genres – blues, jaz...READ THIS POST
9 Must-See New Zealand Movies
Now it’s time to load up the popcorn bowl and take your pick from a variety of movies that will introduce you to the sights, sounds, people and storie...READ THIS POST
10 of the Best New Zealand Books
These New Zealand authors have managed to capture historic events, moments and works of fiction that demonstrate New Zealand’s personality to its full...READ THIS POST
13 Things You May Not Know About New Zealand
What makes New Zealand such a unique place? Well, it’s full of awesome people of course! But that’s not all! Discover some amazing facts about New Zea...READ THIS POST
How to book your New Zealand trip
One thing we're always getting asked is how, when and which trip should I book? Well, here I am to explain it all! It always feels like there’s a lot ...READ THIS POST
The Perfect Trip to Replace Your Cancelled REI New Zealand Adventure
We are sorry to hear that REI have cancelled their overseas trips. An REI New Zealand Adventure is a treat we can really appreciate you were looking f...READ THIS POST
Keeping You Safe in the Post Covid-19 Era
When it comes to travelling again, New Zealand is the perfect post-Covid travel destination. We’ve got wilderness and space, quiet hiking trails and t...READ THIS POST
10 of New Zealand's Favourite Sports
What exactly are New Zealand’s favourite sports? And can I join in? Well, sure! Read on to discover 10 of our favourite sporting pastimes all of which...READ THIS POST
The Best Spots for Stargazing in New Zealand
Come and experience life under the darkest skies in the world! Join us at the ends of the earth where the night sky dazzles and showcases its beauty a...READ THIS POST
The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in New Zealand
Here at New Zealand Trails, our team have years of experience running guided hiking trips around New Zealand. With small groups of international adven...READ THIS POST
10 of New Zealand's Best Backroad Experiences
Do you want to discover the best of New Zealand when you visit? While the main tourist trail is always popular, we recommend delving a little deeper f...READ THIS POST
10 South Island Secrets
What is it about New Zealand? It’s been described as a scenic fairytale, a challenge on the senses and a place of magic. Indeed, it seems to evoke fee...READ THIS POST
Why Do I Need New Zealand Travel Insurance?
A recent study by USjetcost.com polled almost 5,000 Americans who had all travelled outside the United States in the last 12 months. Of those, 41% adm...READ THIS POST
What Is the Best Way to Travel New Zealand?
Camper or campervan travel in New Zealand has always been a popular choice for visitors. The call of the open road, the freedom to explore with no age...READ THIS POST