Milford Track

April 17, 2018

It’s like stepping onto the set of Jurassic Park! The Milford Track in the Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island, the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, is a very popular walk, with 14,000 people visiting each year. Classified as a Great Walk, this one way hiking trail covers a […]


October 6, 2017

Experience the pure bliss of New Zealand’s awe-inspiring natural landscape in a PurePod. PurePods are individual, glass eco-cabins set in 4 isolated locations around this vast Kiwi country from the bush high above the town of Little River to the hills overlooking the award-winning Greystone vineyard. These luxury, solar-powered Pods are completely surrounded by glass – floor, ceiling, […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2014: Escaping the Cold Weather!

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year! We TrailblazerGirls love being outdoors, but this cold weather has us dreaming of a nice, warm day in the sun. The TrailblazerGirl team wants to share their top 3 picks from the 2014 reviews for ways to escape the cold weather. First off, treat yourself to a movie star’s private island and […]

Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands

August 22, 2014

A postcard perfect island getaway. The five star, luxury boutique Pacific Resort Aitutaki is located on one of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. All 27 rooms have beachfront locations, gorgeous turquoise lagoon views and include breakfast daily, return airport transfers, use of kayaks, bicycles, snorkeling gear, beach towels and sun loungers. This […]

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

May 19, 2014

First national park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. Established in 1887, Tongariro National Park is a 79,596 hectare park that is both a natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage site. Centered around three active volcanoes, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro, you’ll find a number of Māori religious sites within the […]

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

March 12, 2014

Where elves really live? Well, not everything in New Zealand is a set for the Lord of the Rings films, but here again is some of that natural beauty that might make you wonder. The Routeburn Track is a 2 to 4 day trail (32 km/20 miles) linking New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland National […]

Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail

January 20, 2014

One of the world’s best and longest cycling trails. TrailblazerGirl cyclists will love Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) with its 1,553-mile-long network of biking routes. Nga Haerenga translates to ‘the journeys’ in Māori and each of the 23 trails provides a window into the distinctive landscape, environment, culture and heritage of […]

SkyJump in Auckland, New Zealand

August 1, 2013

Okay, thrill-seeking TrailblazerGirls…next time you’re in Auckland, New Zealand, try SkyJump. It’s sort of like base jumping with a wire attached. You take the elevator to the top of a very, very tall building where you then drop 630 feet for about 11 seconds at around 50mph to land in the Sky City plaza below. […]

Motatapu Adventure Run

July 1, 2013

Coming March 8, 2014. The Motatapu Adventure Run is a 49 km team race that follows the Motatapu Track, which forms part of the famous Te Araroa Walking Trail in New Zealand. This is only for experienced off-road runners as you will climb more than 9,100 feet, traversing four peaks, with weather conditions from icy […]

New Zealand Bike Tour by Bicycle Adventures

January 11, 2013

Coming February 2013. What do you think of when you think of New Zealand? Gorgeous mountains? Rugged coastlines? Hobbits? Well, perhaps it’s time to take in all of their breathtaking scenery, pristine coastline and zero traffic on a cyclist’s trip of a lifetime. The New Zealand Bike Tour by Bicycle Adventures is a 10-day tour […]

Canyon Calling, Adventures for Women: New Zealand – The Best!

October 22, 2012

Everything New Zealand in one easy package. Highlights on this “New Zealand – The Best!” tour by Canyon Calling Adventures for Women include hiking a glacier that tumbles into a rain forest, sea-kayaking turquoise waters to golden sand beaches, sailing in the Bay of Islands and horse riding beneath the Southern Alps. This beautiful country, […]