Praised to be a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty, rich with culture and dramatic landscapes, New Zealand really has it all. Often, seen as a country for escapism, New Zealand is hailed for its uncrowded, green, and peaceful serene setting. Join me as I discover the Jagged Mountains, Glistening Lakes & Scenic Beaches of New Zealand…
Situated in the Alps of the South Island, NZ, Lake Wanaka is said to bring a certain level of energy, feeling and peace to any keen adventurer. Visitors from all around the globe make the mammoth journey to the exquisite Lake and who blames them when they’re graced with views like this! With its close proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, you can expect an incredible choice of outdoor activities…the best option obviously being SUP! Besides, with over 26 miles of water, you won’t be short of options on where to explore. We recommend hitting the water using any of our Ride range for that ultimate smooth journey!
According to its Māori name – Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland is said to be the city of lovers. People of this city have fought over it for centuries! Blessed in its location with a mix of lush farmland, harbours and volcanic cones, it’s hard to find a city with such a similar diverse landscape. Whether it’s hustle and bustle from the city or driving just 1 hour away to dense rainforest, thermal springs, wineries or wildlife reserves, you’ll be blown away by what Auckland offers. With its two harbours – Waitemata Harbour & Manukau Harbour, you can easily find a suitable spot to unpack, inflate & explore…
Just a 40 minute ferry ride away from Auckland, you’ll find Waiheke Island. From world-class vineyards to scrumptious cuisine, this island retreat attracts anyone from free-spirited individuals to the ultimate wine-lovers and foodies. At 20km long, the picturesque island is praised for its unlimited coves, walking trails and glorious beaches. Surrounded by bright turquoise waters and fortunate for its warm, dry microclimate from the Hauraki Gulf, with highs of 29 degrees in the summer, to highs of 19 degrees in the winter, 9 degrees overnight, you’ll be able to leave your thick, winter wollies at home! Whether you choose to do a bit of a hike and then find a suitable SUP spot or alternatively, set off from the beach, you’ll soon fall in love with this loving, friendly island! Being such an exciting diverse island, I would recommend using one of our Explorer boards!
Catch me next Wednesday as I bring you more inspiration to #exploreyourworld!