Flying Kiwi Travel Advice

Just hanging around - Eglington Flats, Road to Milford Sound Photo taken by: Randy law (Flying Kiwi Traveller)

Flying Kiwi Travel Advice

8 Great Reasons to Camp in New Zealand

8 Great Reasons to Camp in New Zealand
So you have decided to head to New Zealand but can't decide how to do it? There are plenty of accommodation choices to suit all tastes but here's a few great reasons to camp on your trip around New Ze...

Best destinations for photographers in NZ

Best destinations for photographers in NZ
New Zealand is a visual paradise and the endless supply of stunning shots inspire countless visitors, but where are the best photos taken? Whilst we can't cover every spot (and there are many hidden t...

New Zealand's Best National Parks

New Zealand's Best National Parks
When planning your New Zealand tour it's hard to know where to start - but perhaps we can help. New Zealand's greatest assets are stunning landscapes and inspiring vistas - nowhere is this better demo...

Safari Lovers - Swap the "Big 5" for the "Friendly 5"

Safari Lovers - Swap the "Big 5" for the "Friendly 5"
Traditionally a safari involves scorching temperatures, arid deserts, ferocious predators and a desperate hunt to spot the Big 5. Well Flying Kiwi have found a new and altogether more relaxing combina...

Locals Tips for the Wild West Coast

Locals Tips for the Wild West Coast
We asked our crew from office to road to give us some of their top tips for anyone travelling on the Wild West Coast

Lord of The Rings film locations

Lord of The Rings film locations
As soon as you start to leave the cities of New Zealand it becomes completely obvious that this is truly Middle-earth. Any of the rolling green hills could be The Shire and once you start heading sout...

Keeping up with New Zealand Slang

Keeping up with New Zealand Slang
In New Zealand, we like to think that we speak English, but to others, they may have a hard time agreeing to that. Here’s a few of the best New Zealand Slang words that may help you out before you tou...

Our top 5 adrenaline activities that are a must

Our top 5 adrenaline activities that are a must
During the tour we have a very wide range of optional activities to choose from, we asked around our guides to pick their top 5 adrenaline activities on offer and here’s what they came up with!

Tips & Fun facts on enjoying a New Zealand summer

Tips & Fun facts on enjoying a New Zealand summer
You're coming to New Zealand to experience a NZ summer! Awesome! Keep reading for a few little tips & tricks on what to expect on your big adventure

Aucklands best Coffee

Aucklands best Coffee
Having a not-so-early start when joining our trip from Auckland, you've definitely got time to check some of these hot spots out!

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
Thousands of years in the making Wai-O-Tapu, translating to Sacred Waters, is New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic area. Included in our trip price, we spend 1.5 - 2hrs here for you to have t...

Common Maori Phrases in NZ

Common Maori Phrases in NZ
The Maori language, known as "Te Reo" is still used in places throughout New Zealand. It's not a language that every New Zealander knows or needs to know to get by but it is definitely becoming more a...

New Zealand's must do Ski locations

New Zealand's must do Ski locations
When it comes to knowing where to shred it, we've got you covered! New Zealand is made up of 2 small islands in the South Pacific but definitely does not have that tropical climate and holds itself as...

Trail Running on Tour

Trail Running on Tour
Each day on our tours is action packed, whether you're off on an optional activity, taking in the sights on a bike or heading out on the trails to explore on foot there is something for everyone. That...

Maori Legend of Lake Wakatipu

Maori Legend of Lake Wakatipu
The creation story of New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu

New Zealand's Delicious Seafood

New Zealand's Delicious Seafood
New Zealand is not a bad place to visit if you're into your sea food. Being an Island nation New Zealand is a perfect place to try some delicious fresh seafood and because the most inland place in the...

Best drives on the tour

Best drives on the tour
New Zealand is quite a small country however because it's so mountainous and rugged it does take quite a long time to travel around so we do travel in the bus most days but this shouldn't be a negativ...

New Zealand's Dollars - The story behind our currency

New Zealand's Dollars - The story behind our currency
When travelling to a new country being familiar with the local currency can be quite confusing, luckily in New Zealand the transition should be fairly easy as the dollar is a decimal currency similar ...

Should I travel the North or South Island of New Zealand

Should I travel the North or South Island of New Zealand
We often get asked this question – if you don’t have a lot of time should you choose the South Island or the North Island of New Zealand.  It is an easy one for me to answer as I am biased having live...

Native Birds of New Zealand

Native Birds of New Zealand
New Zealand is a very beautiful place and it also has a very unique history as it was one of the last large land masses on earth to be discovered by humans. Maori were Polynesian explorers who settled...

There is more to cycling in New Zealand than just the Great Rides

There is more to cycling in New Zealand than just the Great Rides
A number of years ago the New Zealand government committed to invest heavily in the development of cycle trails to promote cycling in New Zealand. This led to the establishment of the New Zealand Cycl...