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10 things you probably didn’t know about New Zealand

Giant fjordlands, the mighty All Blacks, sauvignon blanc and this lost ring that everyone seems to be searching for… New Zealand’s charms are famous and plentiful. But what about the stuff you didn’t know?

1. New Zealand are the only country allowed to put hobbit imagery on their currency. LONG LIVE FRODO BAGGINS.

A world I could live and get lost in. #hobbiton #noadmittance #bagend #hobbit

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Kickin’ it on a Kiwi adventure| New Zealand’s South Island

Kia Ora to the second installment of James Ranken’s Kiwi Experience across NZ. He’s conquered the North, but now it’s time to see what the South Island will throw at him. Home to the adventure capital of the world, glaciers and party towns it’s going to be one jam-packed, heart-pumping, adrenaline-fuelled escapde!

Pack your parachutes, let’s go…

Fresh faces on the South Island

KAYAK KAITERITERI

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Kickin’ it on a Kiwi adventure| New Zealand’s North Island

FREE trip to the adventure capital of the world? Sure why the hell not! That’s exactly what James Ranken said when we told him he had won an adrenaline fuelled trip around New Zealand! Travelling the length and breadth of this beautiful nation on the bright green Kiwi bus – the only way to really see how incredible it is. So we sent him off bags packed, ready to get stuck into some of the most heart-racing activities out there including; black water rafting, sky diving, glacier climbing and bungee jumping.

Here’s what he got up to on New Zealand’s North Island…

Kiwi Bus

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A New Zealand Love Story

It’s time for a little love story to brighten up your day and this one’s a goodie. Scottish Laura had been dating Andrew online from Melbourne for a while and she wanted to meet up on neutral ground for them both. As soon as she saw a chance to win flights with STA Travel to New Zealand back in 2015, she didn’t hesitate for ONE SECOND to enter and as fate would have it, she won!

So here’s her story on how she met and fell in love with lovely Aussie Andrew…

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Weekends in New Zealand: Taupo

No way! You’ve only gone and got yourself a working holiday visa for New Zealand! Nice job. Speaking of jobs are you feeling a little panicked at the fact you’ll be working in this sensational country 9-5pm? Scared that you won’t be able to explore all of its nooks and crannies, all of the best bits? Well that my dear friend, is where your weekends come in! TGIF and all that.
Just picture yourself spending your weekend plunging into Lake Taupo, spotting glow-worms in underground caves and soaking off in hot springs… yeah that could be you!

1.Go sky diving… well it is New Zealand!

Skydive Taupo
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