Articles by: Claire Todd

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After graduating from university, I fell head over heels in love with the South Island and the ever-beautiful Queenstown. A decade or so later and I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home.

Having worked in the adventure travel industry for many years, I’m fortunate to be able to share the magic of New Zealand with visitors from around the globe through my writing.

Top 10 lesser known walks of New Zealand

The top 10 lesser known walks of New Zealand

February 201910 minute read

While researching your New Zealand trip you’ll probably hear a lot about our Great Walks and rightfully so as they offer a truly world-class hiking ex...

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Kiwi Hospitality

Kiwi hospitality and the New Zealand way

February 20197 minute read

New Zealand is famous for many things including, but not limited to, our rugby team, our beautiful landscape, our hiking trails, our friendly rivalry ...

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Qualmark Gold Award

The Qualmark Gold Standard Award – what does it mean for you?

January 20196 minute read

In December 2018, the team at New Zealand Trails were beyond delighted to receive a Gold Award from Qualmark, which you’ll see we’re now proudly displ...

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Hiking New Zealand

What’s the best time for hiking in New Zealand?

January 201930 minute read

New Zealand is known as a hiker’s paradise with a network of amazing tracks and trails weaving their way up and down the country. With thousands of ki...

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Great Walks New Zealand

The Great Walks of New Zealand

December 201810 minute read

Most, if not all of New Zealand’s walking tracks and trails are great, fantastic even. But there’s only a select few that hold the coveted title of be...

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New Zealand Wine Regions

A guide to New Zealand's wine regions

December 201810 minute read

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand, perhaps you’ve been drawn by the vast natural beauty on offer and the wealth of experiences and activities a...

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australia vs new zealand

Australia vs New Zealand - A Traveller's Guide

October 20189 minute read

Australia and New Zealand have long enjoyed a good-natured rivalry, with little brother New Zealand often playing second fiddle to the big and bold Au...

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New Zealand Small Group Tours

Small Group Tours - The Unbeatable Way To See New Zealand

September 20188 minute read

There are many ways to see New Zealand and no matter which way you decide to go, you’re likely to have an incredible time because New Zealand is, for ...

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Spring in New Zealand

Spring in New Zealand – A Special Time of Year!

August 20188 minute read

What makes springtime so special in New Zealand, why it’s one of our favourite times of year down here and why you should plan to visit New Zealand du...

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