Environment

There’s only one world and one New Zealand so it’s important to be a green traveller while you’re here. Additionally, we use this section to cover all the interesting and important environmental aspects of New Zealand.

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21 Animals and Birds Unique to New Zealand

New Zealand’s weird and wonderful wildlife! New Zealand was an island free […]

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Why New Zealand Hates Possums

“One of the greatest threats to our natural environment.” Something that shocks […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About New Zealand Wildlife

Fun facts about wildlife in New Zealand! That’s right, New Zealand isn’t just […]

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The 13 New Zealand National Parks

Visit the most beautiful parts of New Zealand or even the world? […]

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Why is New Zealand so Fascinated with Kauri?

What’s the deal with this kauri tree? Travel up north of Auckland […]

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10 Facts You Did Not Know About New Zealand’s Glaciers

Gotta love those glaciers! Thousands of tons of snowfall compacted over hundreds […]

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5 Tips for Watching New Zealand Penguins

Watching penguins in New Zealand. Penguins are some of the most exciting […]

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10 Fun Facts About New Zealand Glowworms

Quick facts about the Glowworms in New Zealand. One of the most […]

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5 Tips for Watching Wildlife in the Catlins

See sea lions, penguins and dolphins in The Catlins. The Catlins is […]

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10 New Zealand Birds That You’re Likely to See

New Zealand birds to watch out for. In a land that has […]

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10 Amazing Birds in New Zealand to Watch Out For

Interesting birds you might see in New Zealand. After reading our 10 New […]

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10 Fascinating Facts About the Waitomo Caves

Fun things to know about the Waitomo Caves! Sure, the Waitomo Caves […]

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What is the Weather Like in New Zealand?

A month-by-month guide to the weather in New Zealand. Trying to decide […]

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What is an UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Unesco World Heritage Sites in New Zealand. Throughout the pages of any […]

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What is a Dark Sky Reserve?

Dark Sky Reserves in New Zealand. When you read or hear about […]

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Earthquakes in New Zealand

Are earthquake dangerous in New Zealand? New Zealand is famous for its […]

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Find the Rare Maui’s Dolphin

What is Maui’s dolphin? Like the kiwi bird is a national icon […]

4 Super Rare Whales and Dolphins Seen in New Zealand

The rarest marine mammal sightings in New Zealand. It’s no secret that […]

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7 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Lakes and Rivers

Keep New Zealand’s lakes and rivers clean. 3,820 lakes are scattered across […]

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10 Ways to Protect the Ocean when Backpacking

Simple ways to save the sea. Whether you like dipping into it […]

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10 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Forests

Tree hugging in New Zealand. You’ll hear the phrase “bushwalk” a lot […]

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Be Green When Backpacking in New Zealand

How to be environmentally-friendly when backpacking in New Zealand. New Zealand is […]

5 Ways to Save a Kiwi Bird

You can help protect kiwi too! Not only are kiwi birds unique […]

Kiwi Release Story: Saving Smaug the Kiwi Bird

Releasing a Kiwi bird into the wild! Seeing a kiwi bird is […]

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What is The DoC, Department of Conservation in New Zealand?

What’s up, DoC? As you are travelling around New Zealand, it’s difficult […]

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