Articles by: Claire Todd
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.
New Zealand National Parks | A Complete Guide
How many national parks are there in New Zealand?There are 13 national parks in New Zealand; three in the North Island and 10 in the South. These vast...READ THIS POST
New Zealand Cuisine | Food in New Zealand
New Zealand Cuisine 101The first bite of a crunchy apple, the enticing smell of sizzling onions, the sound of a cork popping – food and drink can evok...READ THIS POST
New Zealand Mountains
Stomping ground of legendary explorers and source of inspiration for countless artists, poets and storytellers, New Zealand’s vast peaks and snow-capp...READ THIS POST
Hiking New Zealand Guide
All you need to know about hiking in New Zealand New Zealand Trails super-guide Miki explains everything you need to know about New Zealand travel. S...READ THIS POST
Hiking the Milford Track in New Zealand
Heralded in 1908 by poet Blanche Baughan as the ‘finest walk in the world’, Milford Track in New Zealand has captivated the hearts and minds of hikers...READ THIS POST
The Top 10 Lesser Known Walks of New Zealand
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...READ THIS POST
Kiwi Hospitality and the New Zealand Way
New Zealand is famous for many things including, but not limited to, our rugby team, our beautiful landscape, our hiking trails, our friendly rivalry ...READ THIS POST
The Qualmark Gold Standard Award
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...READ THIS POST
What’s the Best Time for Hiking in New Zealand?
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...READ THIS POST
The 10 New Zealand Great Walks
Most, if not all of the New Zealand hiking tracks and trails are great, fantastic even. But there’s only a select few that hold the coveted title of b...READ THIS POST
A Guide to New Zealand Wine Regions
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...READ THIS POST
Australia vs New Zealand | Which is Best?
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...READ THIS POST
The Best New Zealand Small Group Tours
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 ...READ THIS POST
Hike and Kayak Abel Tasman National Park
Small but perfectly formed, Abel Tasman National Park is the ideal place to relax, adventure and explore. Renowned for its natural beauty and idyllic ...READ THIS POST