Tag: Invercargill


Great kiwi driving routes: the Southern Scenic Route

New Zealand, I have found, has named its highways very appropriately. There’s the Surf Highway with great surf beaches, or the Forgotten World Highway, that looks like Jurassic Park (with a forgotten republic thrown in there, just for kicks). This article is about the Southern Scenic Route, and let me tell you, the route really lives up to its name. Read more →

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Curious New Zealand: 16 kiwi peculiarities

New Zealand is a land of contrasts, variety and diversity. Lush rainforests meet glaciers and magnificent fjords, there’s world-class surfing, heaps of gorgeous sandy beaches, deserted bays, the Southern Alps and active volcanos. The country has a strong arts scene and a vibrant film industry, being the setting of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films; New Zealand has given the… Read more →

Southern Comfort hostel, Invercargill

Hostel review: Southern Comfort Backpackers, Invercargill

Nomen est omen for this lovely, almost boutique hostel. It is one of my favourite hostels in New Zealand. The beautiful property is a rather small hostel, located in a residential neighbourhood close to Queens Park but not far away from the center. The Victorian villa is surrounded by a well-kept garden and features a veranda with nice furniture. Read more →

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