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Sail through history

Immerse yourself in Auckland’s unique maritime heritage at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Located in the Viaduct Harbour, this museum offers a diverse range of exhibits and activities that vividly portray the rich maritime history and culture of New Zealand. Here’s a concise guide for your museum day: Explore the...

Bash your bucket list!

The term “bucket list” means “a list of things to do before you die”. It was first used in 1999 by the Anglo-American writer Justin Zackham in his screenplay for the 2007 film The Bucket List. Zackham had created his own list called “Justin’s List of Things to Do Before I Kick...

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound

Regarded as the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, Milford Sound is acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Out of the 14 fiords making up the Fiordland National Park Milford Sound is the only fiord that can be accessed by road. Towering mountains rise sharply out...

Fabulous holidays on sale now

Travelwise Holidays is a family-run business that has been operating since 1993 and has established itself as a trusted and reliable provider of fully escorted, tailor-made holidays for the 60 plus traveller. With a focus on providing high-quality tours and exceptional customer service. As a member of the New Zealand...

From small beginnings

From humble beginnings, Hugh Weir’s passion for buses led to the birth of Weir Tours in the 1970s. Today, the family-run business boasts a fleet of 50 vehicles, with three generations continuing the legacy. Hugh Weir started the passion for buses. He ran a school bus, and race day and...

Small group tours – best way to travel

Embark on an extraordinary journey with our thoughtfully crafted small group tour packages tailored just for you. Over the past 31 years, hundreds have reveled in the unparalleled experiences we offer. From the captivating allure of D’Urville Island, where fishing and dining on fresh blue cod await, to the enchanting...

Aviation extravaganza returns to Wanaka

New Zealand’s premier airshow is set to roar back into life next Easter. The 2020 and 2022 editions of the airshow were cancelled at the last minute because of Covid restrictions but with the pandemic now behind them organisers are looking forward to what’s expected to be a bumper crowd...

South by NSW

The New South Wales coast, south of Wollongong is, perhaps, one of Australia’s most beautiful yet lesser-known regions. HELEN PERRY recently explored some of its bays and beaches all delivering that ‘wow factor’. Arriving in Sydney for a surprise 60th birthday, family soon whisked husband and I down to Greenwell...

Travel made easy

Some of the world’s most exotic destinations can seem challenging if you’re facing them on your own. With this in mind, World Journeys have created a range of small group journeys which are fully escorted throughout, to make travel easy. Having a host accompany the group throughout the journey, there...

Carpe Diem: Seize the day!

A multimillionaire once said that he owed his success in life to his belief in carpe diem. This Latin phrase, which comes from the Roman poet Horace, means literally “Pluck the day.” The essential idea is “Enjoy yourself while you have the chance. Pursue the pleasures of the moment without...