Great walks of New Zealand: South Island

by Travelbag on 10 May 2016, 16:05PM Great walks of New Zealand: South Island Following on from our Great Walks of New Zealand: North Island blog, as promised, here are the best walks in the South of New Zealand. This time we have glaciers, lakes, sand dunes, beaches and even the Southern Hemisphere's answer to the Northern Lights to explore. Time to dig out those walking boots! Day Walks Hooker Valley Track A favourite walk among hikers looking to see Aoraki (Mt Cook) in only one day, this hike allows you to see the iconic view of it towering above Lake Pukaki (see above). The 13km is set over a mostly flat gradient, allowing you to take most of the family along for a fairly gentle walk; however, it is muddy in parts as a result of the glaciers.   Wharariki Beach This beautiful beach walk is best to visit at low tide when a network of caves will be ...
Great walks of New Zealand: North Island

Great walks of New Zealand: North Island

New Zealand has an extensive network of spectacular walkways providing access to unique wilderness areas and virgin rainforests. Energetic hikers can discover glacier-carved valleys and traverse mountain passes, while more sedate day-walkers can explore golden beaches, bush walks and other sites of scenic, historic, and cultural interest.We can’t really think of a better way for you to see N...
by Travelbag on 03 May 2016, 16:05PM



The Ultimate Hobbit Map of New Zealand

The Ultimate Hobbit Map of New Zealand

We’re big Lord of the Rings fans here at Travelbag and in order to celebrate the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies we have produced this Tolkien Tourism map! Ever dreamed of retreading the famous journey of the Fellowship or the Company of Dwarves? Now you can!  Use our illustrated map to find out where key scenes in the two trilogies were filmed and plan your j...
by Travelbag on 11 December 2014, 11:12AM



Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

This week we’re exploring New Zealand, one of the last major landmasses on the planet to be populated and home to the most southerly capital city, Wellington. With its distinctive Maori culture recognisable throughout its artistic history it has a fascinating catalogue of work to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading in New Zealand I'm going to recommend The Bone People by K...
by Travelbag on 16 September 2014, 08:09AM



Top 5 Exotic Cruises

Top 5 Exotic Cruises

What better way to see an array of amazing destinations all in one holiday than by going on a cruise! Sail with the top leaders in the cruising industry to some of the most majestic destinations around the world. Cruise to exotic South America or sail in awe to the icy shores of Alaska, Travelbag can create your perfect cruising holiday. South AmericaSail to South America with one of the leaders ...
by Ellen Morgan on 15 August 2014, 08:08AM



Top 10 most colourful cities in the world

Top 10 most colourful cities in the world

1. Delhi, India Delhi is amongst one of the most colourful cities in the world, and features stunning temples and shrines that burst with colour and detail. The annual Holi is the festival of colour and sees India and particularly Delhi decorated in bright colours, from the pavements and streets to the faces of the people. 2. Cancun, MexicoMexico as a country is vibrant and bursting with life. ...
by Ellen Morgan on 30 July 2014, 09:07AM



Amazing Landscapes of New Zealand

Amazing Landscapes of New Zealand

When you’re travelling New Zealand, it’s the natural attractions that put the magic in your trip. New Zealand seems to have it all! You will see things here that you won't see anywhere else in the world. From snowy mountains, volcanic plateaus and delectable beaches to remote hiking trails, fiords, wilderness lakes and so much more. Islands Shrouded in forest or speckled with farms an...
by Rianne Ojeh on 10 March 2014, 15:03PM



Eat your way around New Zealand

Eat your way around New Zealand

From the North to South Island, you can indulge in the culinary delights of the freshest ingredients that New Zealand has to offer. From the rustic cooking of the Maori people, to the fine dining of the World’s best chefs, there is something to tempt all taste buds. The best way to explore this scenic country is a self-drive to take in the sights at your own pace. We have suggested a 15 day ...
by Lia Holloway on 30 January 2014, 13:01PM



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