New Zealand Self Drive Adventures

How do you catch Trout in New Zealand

September 15, 2019

Catching trout in New Zealand is possible for fishermen of all skill levels and is permissible using most of the common methods.

Where is the best fly fishing in New Zealand?

August 08, 2019

Where is the best fly fishing in New Zealand?

Trout feasting on mice

June 07, 2019

The Beech mast (seeding) this season is predicted to be one of the larger and more widespread in recent times. Additionally, this is the second year in a row where this has occurred. Normally this only occurs once every 4 to 5 years. The result will be an excess of food available to mice and other rodents whose population increased last year and should soar this year. The biggest concentration of Beech is in Southland and some parts of Canterbury but there are Beech forests throughout the Central North Island as well.

Best ever Golf tip

January 13, 2019

Best Golf tip of all time

Is New Zealand a safe country

December 18, 2018

Is it safe to travel in New Zealand? By global standards, New Zealand is a very safe country. New Zealand is a westernised country with modern infrastructure, Democratic government, low crime rates, friendly people and a moderate climate. Some things to consider are:

New Zealand Brown Trout

December 05, 2018

Brown trout in New Zealand: Where they are, what they eat, when they spawn and how to target them.

Best Hiking trails in New Zealand

November 29, 2018

There are a massive number of famous and not so well-known hiking trails in NZ. Most of the famous walks take between 2 and 5 days to complete but there are also hundreds of well- maintained trails that can be walked in 2- 8 hours.

Where is Hobbiton in New Zealand

November 21, 2018

This popular tourist attraction is located near the small rural town of Matamata approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from the main international airport in Auckland NZ. The route from Auckland to Matamata is relatively straightforward following State Highway 1 and State Highway 2.

Fly-fishing New Zealand on a budget

November 11, 2018

New Zealand as a trout fishing destination is very affordable, if you know how to go about it. The main items that can make it expensive are staying at fishing lodge style accommodation and using fishing guides. For visitors to New Zealand that don’t have any local knowledge, guides and lodges might seem like the only realistic solution. After all you wouldn’t want to spend the time, money and effort to get here and then not know what to do or where to do it.

Are the Waitomo caves worth visiting?

November 02, 2018

In a one-word answer, Absolutely!

Fly fishing season in New Zealand

October 30, 2018

There are three regions in New Zealand that have differences in the length of their fly-fishing season. Most of the North island runs from 1 October to 30 June. Some North Island rivers remain open all year but any area that is a potential spawning ground is closed from the end of June to the beginning of October. The waters that remain open are generally the lower reaches of the large rivers. The lower reaches do hold resident trout during that time of year but, often the water is clouded due to rain and the majority of fish have moved upstream or into tributaries to spawn.

Is golf expensive in New Zealand

October 29, 2018

I have golfed in several countries including; Canada, USA, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and of course NZ. I have also been employed as the General Manager of one of New Zealand’s major metropolitain golf courses. I would rate New Zealand as one of the most affordable and accessible places to play golf in the World (especially if you take the exchange rate for the New Zealand dollar into account.)