Secluded beaches and bush. Authentic Kiwi culture. Chats with locals. Come to Aotearoa and be a TRAVLR, not a tourist.
The NZ beaten track is tried and true, while amazing and boasting some must-see locations, we highly recommend getting off that beaten track. Less tourists, more locals, and phenomenal places to experience.
How you choose to travel in NZ will largely determine when, and how far off the beaten track you can go. Tour buses are a great option to see parts of NZ, some will offer more flexibility than others. Self-drive and campervans offer more flexibility and allow you to stray from the path when you see something that peaks the interest. A few topics include...
Venture off the track to explore Doubtless Bay in the far north. A stunning unspoilt haven of white sand, tranquil beaches and coastline, with an abundance of water activities, fishing and wildlife to experience.
Jump aboard a ferry in Auckland to the less well known Tiritiri Matangi Island, an exciting wildlife project that has seen the replanting of over 250,000 trees and the introduction of endangered birds and reptiles including the flightless Takahe and the Tuatara.
Take time to visit unique Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula. Arguably one of the most picturesque spots in NZ. A short track hugs the land, and provides dramatic views of spectacular coastal scenery, finishing at the beach beneath an impressive rock cathedral.