NZ Spring travel ideas with Debbie Griffiths


Travel producer and presenter for The Cafe, Debbie Griffiths is in the studio talking spring breaks in New Zealand!  

Spring skiing at Whakapapa (easy for beginners, get gear in taupo and shuttle up to slope) - Projected winter season closing date is 23 October 

Taupo Graffiato Street Festival - Labour Weekend, so book now - stay at Boulevard Waters, eat at vine, watch artists at work wander the alleyways to see amazing artwork, grab a map and explore, relax at DeBretts mineral pools 

Fiordland National Park's Hollyford Track - book now for end of October (3-day guided walk, european + maori history, geology and flora and fauna

Te Anau - Faith in Fiordland, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Go Orange biking, Ata Whenua stay at TA Kiwi Holiday Park (Brad and Anna) family friendly.

Rotorua - Agrodome (back country adventure) and Rainbow Springs, Canopy Tours (ziplining) - Hells Gate for mud bath or polynesian spa for manuka honey facial

Waitomo - Ruakuri Cave (two hour tour, amazing limestone rock formations, the pretties, bacon, curtain, cave popcorn, get really close to glowworms (they're eye height) ... Legendary Blackwater Rafting Company (black water tubing - yes, I totally did this) - stay at Top 10 Holiday Park - eat at Huhu

Debbie Griffiths is a travel journalist for Three's The Cafe and For more great travel ideas, follow her on Instagram and on Facebook