New Zealand Travel Blog

 

Welcome to our New Zealand Travel Blog DownsideUP

This blog is dedicated to inform and inspire you on all things to do with New Zealand..

Actually we write posts on anything that’s of interest in the South Pacific (our home) DownsideUP was started in 2008, to help people just like you, with planning the perfect NZ Self Driving experience.  

No Bubbles in the Bath ... Diving Australias Great Barrier Reef - The Alternatives
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Brent Narbey

Superlatives, Superlatives and more Superlatives! Yes we all know the Great Barrier Reef has nice diving, however it’s certainly not the be all and end all of diving in Australia.

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Brent Narbey

The Hollyford Man made of 'Whipcord and Horseshoe Nails' - a True New Zealand Hero.
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Brent Narbey
The history of the making of New Zealand's Holyford Track. Most Kiwi's would stare at you blankly if asked who Davey Gunn of the Hollyford Valley was, but folk in New Zealand's deep south would look you hard in the eye and give you a slow nod.
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Brent Narbey

Fox Glacier
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Brent Narbey
Nearly 2 decades of feedback has given us a list of the New Zealand's WoW! wilderness adventures. They are not in any particular order - there is not a number '1'.  We actually have enough material to list another 20 cracker adventures - so lets call this part 1 of possibly 2 or 3 posts of top New Zealand Adventures.  Apart from taking place in areas of exceptional natural beauty and offering various outdoor challenges, these adventures all have one thing in common -  our guests have repeatedly absolutely RAVED about each and every one of them. Here you go... 
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Brent Narbey

The Old Boys
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Brent Narbey

Who are we…

Lost in the Sahara and low on water, arrested in Zaire for spying (Long Story) or unashamedly stuck in an unpronounceable airport with not a penny to thy name. The industry can put you in some interesting situations and teach you a trick or two, including the power of a bit of local knowledge. We have owned and operated an African safaris company, set up a dive training school in the in the Middle East and founded an adventure centre in the UK.

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