14 Travel Tips From New Zealand That Could Save Your Life

New Zealand is a popular travel destination for both solo explorers and adventurers, and it knows how to charm its visitors. A bit of planning will make your trip much easier, so here’s Culture Trip’s guide on how to avoid any cultural gaffes or logistical mix-ups – just follow these 14 life-saving tips and you […]

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12 Significant Events in New Zealand’s History

New Zealand is a young country with a colourful history. Archaeological findings trace the first human settlement to have occurred around 1280-1300AD; the first Maori are believed to have arrived in the late 13th century; the first European contact was made in 1642 (with the arrival of Abel Tasman) and 1769 (James Cooks’ voyage) respectively. […]

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The South Island Of New Zealand Has 12 Must-See Sights

There are endless reasons why you should visit the South Island of New Zealand! The varied landscapes, friendly people, cute wildlife and epic hikes are just the beginning. The following destinations and activities were my absolute favorites during my South Island road trip. I would highly recommend you check them out! Keep in mind that […]

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Heritage New Zealand and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust

Heritage New Zealand, formerly named the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, was established to manage and maintain many of the country’s historic buildings and sites. The Crown entity, currently governed by a Board of Trustees assisted by a Māori Heritage Council, oversees 43 historic properties around New Zealand and maintains a list of thousands. The […]

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20 Things To Know About The New Zealand Volcano’s Aftermath

The most recent eruption wasn’t the first since it has been open to tourism, and it surely won’t be the last, either. Natural disasters aren’t something that happen often but when they do, it’s usually catastrophic for those who are close to their epicenters. The most recent one to make news headlines is the eruption […]

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Lupins from New Zealand: Where to Find Them and Why They’re Unique

One of the most famous times of the year on New Zealand’s South Island is Lupin flowering season. It’s a time when these stunning flowers, bloom along the riverbeds and lakes around New Zealand, putting on a spectacular show. From all around the world people actually travel to NZ purely for this occasion and it’s […]

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