21 reasons to visit New Zealand this year

The Blog4NZ campaign was a roaring success with travel bloggers around the world enthusiastically posting articles about New Zealand travel.

And what stories they had to tell, covering everything from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. Here’s just a small sampling of the many, many articles that were posted under the Blog4NZ banner last week.

10 Reasons to visit Central Park New Zealand

Day-tripping Through New Zealand’s Glacier Country

Driving Across New Zealand on Arthur’s Pass

Stargazing at Mount John, Lake Tekapo

Exploring the Volcanic White Island

New Zealand musucians: Maori songs, opera, Robert Burns, and Scottish fiddle

Rebuilding After the Christchurch Earthquake

Eight Ways to Go Downhill in New Zealand

Caravaning Kiwiland

Remote Places to Visit

The Magical Caves of Waimoto

Raglan Eco Escape

Land of Middle Earth

Defying Gravity in New Zealand

Tiritiri Matangi – A Twitcher’s Paradise

High tea in a central Hawkes Bay homestead

Ingredients for a perfect New Zealand road trip

Black water rafting in the Waitomo glowworms caves of New Zealand

A toast to New Zealand

Gardens for a change

Visiting the vineyards of Central Otago way down south

These 21 articles are only a small portion of those posted as part of the Blog4NZ campaign. The Blog4NZ facebook page are plenty more to choose from.


Blog anniversary giveaways

Don’t forget,  as part of Perceptive Travel Blog’s 4th birthday celebrations last week, there are a number of great blog anniversary giveaways on offer, including a “Austin pack” (two music compilation CDs and an Austin music lover’s T-shirt, courtesy the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,) a copy of Tim Leffel’s The World’s Cheapest Destinationsguidebook or one of the short-sleeved versions of our comfy Perceptive Travel T-shirt from our Travel Tease store.

There’s still time to enter – just leave a comment at this post from Sheila Scarborough to join in.


  1. Sheila Scarborough March 29, 2011
  2. Kerry Dexter March 29, 2011
  3. Sarah April 1, 2011
  4. Donna Hull April 1, 2011
  5. Australia Traveler April 20, 2011

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