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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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5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

Stuck in a rut? Bored of the routine? Then it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee active tour. We’re all about new adventures here at STA Travel, we keep telling everyone to start one for goodness sake! By going on an active tour you’ll embark on the ultimate adventure. You’ll truly immerse yourself in your surroundings, push yourself to the limit and make some great mates along the way. So come on, break the mould and get some energy back in your life – it’s time to get active!

Here are 5 reasons why you should go on an active tour…

1. You’ll immerse yourself in a destination

cycling tour
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Cool off in Dubai

So you are heading to Dubai? Or maybe you are looking for a good reason to stop over in this rapidly growing desert city. Here is one solid (and very fun) reason – the water parks are INSANE. What better way to conquer the heat than to cool off by relaxing on a lazy river or plummeting down an extreme water slide? Take a look at Dubai’s top two water parks and see where you could be making a splash…

Aquaventure Waterpark

Wild Wadi Tantrum Alley

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Hiking in Iceland – Four Lessons in Four Days

Today’s blog comes from Nathan Skolski a born explorer capturing the world through the eye of his Fujifilm camera lens. Let’s hear how he got on trekking the Laugavegurinn trail in Iceland…

Iceland is a powerful country. Its raw coastlines, staggering peaks and sizzling geothermal valleys are unlike anywhere on earth. It’s a mythical place where stories of trolls lurking amid volcanic boulders in the morning mist give a healthy dose of wonder to even this most ardent of sceptics.
Laugavegurinn Trek
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Where can I catch the Lions games next year in NZ?

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! It’s time for one of the BIGGEST events in the rugby calendar and it’s the Kiwi’s turn to host… say Kia Ora to the British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 in New Zealand! Kicking off in Whangarei on the North Island this 10 game “feast of rugby” spans almost six weeks taking in the best of the North and South Island. You guys get a choice of seven host cities to explore, with Wellington and Auckland being two awesome highlights. There’s PLENTY to do in between the matches and venues, with NZ being the adrenaline capital of the world, take your pick from sky-diving, bungy-jumping, white water rafting… the list goes on! Watch some incredible rugby and explore the thrilling country of New Zealand at the same time.

The Lions

Image: www.telegraph.co.uk


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