Articles by: Shona Hore

shona hore

I LOVE New Zealand! The culture, food, scenery and lifestyle capture my imagination every day, although I might be a little biased being a kiwi myself. I have lived, guided and travelled all over the world, including New Zealand, and love to share my stories and insights. Showing off New Zealand is a passion of mine, and maybe I will see you here soon!

North Island vs South Island

North vs South Island | Which To Visit?

October 201810 minute read

Why choose one or the other? If you have the time, explore both islands. If that’s not an option for you and you have to choose between visiting eithe...

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View on the Routeburn Track New Zealand

What to Pack for New Zealand

September 20189 minute read

Packing for a New Zealand adventure doesn't need to be daunting. To make life a little easier for you, we have compiled an Ultimate Packing Guide. Dep...

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Coffee Culture New Zealand

Guide to New Zealand’s Coffee Culture

August 20185 minute read

Since that first recorded sip of this aromatic brown liquid in the fourteenth century, through to today’s café culture, coffee has become a staple (an...

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World Heritage Walking Tour

World Heritage Walking Tour - Is It For Me?

August 20187 minute read

Have you seen heaps of stunning pictures of New Zealand?! Does the beauty of our country have you mentally packing your bags for an epic hiking holida...

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Hiking Preparation

Hiking Preparation - 5 Tips To Get Ready

July 201811 minute read

The great outdoors runs through our veins here in New Zealand. We grow up running around in bare feet, exploring the nature that is never far away, ev...

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Queenstown | Adventure capital of the world

Queenstown | Adventure Capital of the World

July 201813 minute read

Picture steam drifting up from your freshly brewed coffee, as you sit at a table on the waterfront of Lake Wakatipu. Snow glistens as the first sunlig...

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New Zealand Flights

Flights to New Zealand: How to Get Here

July 201815 minute read

Have you been thinking about or made the decision to travel to New Zealand? Great choice! Now, how are you going to get here? With so many options ava...

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New Zealand seasons

New Zealand Seasons: Which One Suits You Best?

June 20187 minute read

It’s always the dilemma of traveling to a new country – when is the best time of the year to visit? Well, you can’t really go wrong travelling to New ...

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Milford Sound waterfalls in the rain

5 Reasons Milford Sound is Best in the Rain

June 20189 minute read

With an average of 182 days of rain a year, there’s a good chance that a visit to New Zealand’s iconic Milford Sound will involve at least a short sho...

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Ohau Quarters luxury accommodation

3 Dream Places to Stay in New Zealand

June 20189 minute read

Aotearoa (New Zealand) has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, which still feel remote and untouched. Wondering where to stay in Ne...

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