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Planning a New Zealand Self-drive Holiday
Alex
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Alex Bayes
Planning the perfect New Zealand self-drive holiday isn’t easy, especially if you have never visited before. Sure, there are an overwhelming number of online resources and reviews available to help you, but can you truly be sure that a reviewer’s idea of the perfect trip would be the same as yours? Before you know it, the amount of time you have spent researching online is longer than your annual leave! At First Light Travel we will take the stress out of planning, eliminate the guesswork, and de-sign a trip to surpass your expectations. Better still, our service is absolutely free. Let us help you plan your ultimate New Zealand self-drive tour.
Alex
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Travelling Safely in New Zealand
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

It’s fair to say New Zealand’s a pretty safe place to travel, we have no poisonous snakes or dangerous animals and are populated by a small group of pretty laid back, genuinely friendly people. Hell our police don’t even carry guns! – We have nothing to worry about! But 'Keeping it Real' there are few things you do need to be aware of, especially if you are planning to get out into the great outdoors.

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A taste of New Zealand seasons.
Alex
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Alex Bayes
Here in New Zealand, our seasons are opposite to those of the Northern Hemisphere. December means barbeques and swimming at the beach, while the colder months of June & July offer vibrant winter festivals and excellent skiing. What’s the best New Zealand seasons to visit New Zealand, you may ask? Well, that depends entirely what you’re after. Here’s our guide to the weather, festivals, and characteristics of New Zealand’s seasons. 
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Independent Hiking in New Zealand
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Self-guided Hikes /Freedom Walks /Independent Hiking:  A high standard of track maintenance mixed with a ‘Mild Ocean Controlled Climate’ during the summer months (December to March) make independent hiking in New Zealand both popular and cost effective. However it doesn’t come without risks and those thinking of doing it alone need to be mindful of the pitfalls especially if considering one of New Zealand's remote multi-day hikes.....  

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When is the Best Time of Year to visit Australia? – There is not a Short Answer.
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

The sheer size of Australia means there is a wide variation in climate. These range from a ‘wet’ and a ‘dry’ season in the tropical north, an area that is also prone to cyclones to the outback ‘the Red Centre’ that experiences blistering temperatures with severe droughts.  At the same time down south in Tasmania, an icy breeze from the Antarctica can prevail – So planning your holiday is essential.

Brent Narbey
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