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NZ Travel Talk is owned and operated by partners Peter and Catherine Barclay of Iclay Media.

The aim of the site is to provide a continuously growing and detailed travel resource on great places to stay, good things to see and what to do around New Zealand.

Along the way we will also provide some local insights that will be equally useful to both Kiwi travellers and international visitors alike.

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Glenorchy and the road to Paradise

At the height of summer the road to Paradise is long and dusty and you never know who you’ll come across along the way. The final destination to this ‘journey’ is easy access to the Routeburn Track and for some, while it might be tough, the consolation is that you...

New Zealand’s summer of fun and festivity

The months of December to March bring the full flush of summer to the islands of New Zealand and you could be excused for thinking that the thoughts of Kiwis (the informal name for New Zealanders) revolve entirely around food and drink. In every corner of the country,...

Canterbury NZ a great place to explore

 New Zealand’s Canterbury region has been named one of the world’s best adventure destinations to explore in 2019. National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best Trips issue reveals 28 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2019. The magazine’s editors and...

AR brings back eighth wonder of the world

What was once recoginsed as the 'eighth wonder of the world' has been brought back to life by a Rotorua company and a technology called augmented reality. The downloadable app launched by Waimangu Volcanic Valley enables visitors traveling across Lake Rotomahana to...

Wellington in a bun

So the judges are in and the knives are out. Behind the scenes there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Will Wellington on a Plate ever be the same? Well, in this writer's humble opinion, why should it? Over the years Wellington has done a fantastic job of...

Airbnb offers Experiences opportunity NZ wide

Airbnb has dramatically enhanced local travel opportunities with the launch of its Experiences programme across New Zealand. Experiences allow travellers to enjoy insider access by offering specially handcrafted activities, designed and led by inspiring...