About Franck

For Franck, travelling means adapting. He is always on the lookout for new experiences to share, especially those related to Maori culture which holds a special place in New Zealand.

New Zealand Travel Articles written by Franck:

  • Twin Coast Cycle Trail

    The "Twin Coast Cycle Trail" is 87km long and crosses Northland from Opua to Hokianga Harbour. It can be divided in 4 sections and ridden in both directions. Due to its sub-tropical climate, it is available all year round and suitable for most riders as it is mostly flat with gentle climbs.

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  • The Timber Trail

    Timber Trail is nestled in Pureora Forest, between Lake Taupo and Te Kuiti, in the Central North Island. Begin your journey at Pureora Village in the north, ending at Ongarue in the south. Experience the full grandeur of the forest, open to cyclists and walkers alike.

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  • Samoa - Postcard Perfect Destination

    Samoa is our firm favourite when it comes to the Pacific Islands, it’s not as well-known as other South Pacific Islands, but it is brimming with beautiful beaches and other unique places just waiting to be explored. If you are looking for the postcard perfect destination that is a little more off th

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  • Enchanting Fiji Islands

    The most popular seaside destination in the South Pacific has a lot on offer. Whether you’re on your Fiji honeymoon or are planning a fun family holiday, we have extensive experience designing Fiji vacation packages to suit different needs.

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  • Gannets in Cape Kidnapper

    10 Best Spots in New Zealand for Wildlife Lovers

    New Zealand isn’t particularly well known overseas for its wildlife but there are a wide variety of species to see. The animal life that you can find in the North and South islands is quite different so if you’re a big nature lover we recommend exploring them both.

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  • 4 Geothermal Hotspots Not to Miss in Rotorua

    Rotorua is the most visited city in the country, so we tend to recommend you avoid some of the geothermal areas closest to the city itself, and instead focus on those further south between Rotorua and Taupo...

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  • Walking with kids in NZ

    5 Amazing Day Walks for Families in New Zealand

    New Zealand is home to some, if not many, of the most stunning hikes in the world. We’ve selected 5 amazing day walks for families which are perfect for kids from the age of 6 or 7 upwards.

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  • Forgotten World Rail Trail

    The Forgotten World Rail Trail Adventure

    Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot.

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  • The Banks Track: A Local Secret

    Banks Track is incredibly varied; from the elevated farmland at the start of the track that overlooks Akaroa and the Caldera, to the bays we passed through to end up in the bush. This walk is well-known amongst locals but escapes the attention of most overseas tourists.

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  • A Scenic Flight Above Tongariro National Park

    An amazing scenic flight, great as an alternative or to complement the Tongariro Crossing day walk.

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  • Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and the Glaciers from the Air

    Fifty minutes of pure happiness, this scenic flight is most definitely one of the most amazing on offer in NZ. The time just, ahem, flew by for us.

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  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

    We have cruised the Milford Sound several times and along with the Milford Road we really enjoyed the experience but we were still left wanting to explore Doubtful Sound which is not as well-known as Milford and is a harder fiord to access.

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  • America’s Cup Sailing in Auckland

    In September I decided to try out the adventure of sailing on one of the former America’s Cup yachts in Auckland. NZ was the first country to be able to wrestle the cup out of the Americans hands and it is a feat that is very proudly regarded here.

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  • Red Pohutukawa on the beach

    Kiwi Spotting Day Tours from Auckland

    Just an hour north of Auckland is a special opportunity to spot kiwis in their natural environment. Pam and Tristan from Habitat Tours got in contact with our team in October 2014, to explain their idea of proposing kiwi spotting tours and we jumped on this incredible experience.

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  • Black Cat Cruises

    Swimming with Hector Dolphins in Akaroa

    Akaroa is one of our favourite destinations in New Zealand, and sure we have a few Frenchies in the office but in all objectivity this village is truly a little known gem.

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  • Penguin Place

    Yellow-Eyed Penguin Tours in Otago

    The Otago Peninsula is known for its wildlife and is one of the best spots to observe the endemic yellow-eyed penguin or "hoiho". There are several companies offering tours but our approach is always to work with the provider who can benefit the most from the financial support.

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  • The Tongariro Crossing

    The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered to be the most stunning day walk in New Zealand. Here is our guide to the best way to do it.

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  • Walking the Milford Track

    The Milford Track is the most well-known of New Zealand’s great walks but can be challenging to many. Here's our guide and recommendations.

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  • Walking the Kaipara Track

    Situated north of Auckland, the Kaipara Track offers walkers of all levels a fantastic experience with great accommodation along the way

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