Everything you need to know about visiting the Cook Islands

Hello, I’m Lisa, the photographer and editor behind The Wandering Lens. As an island addict and underwater photographer I’ve visited a lot of tropical destinations over the years and seen my fair share of beaches. Tough gig, I know, shame I burn like a tomato at the mention of sunshine though. That said, no beaches come close to those found ...

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10 of the most iconic backcountry huts on the South Island

There are a lot of things to love about New Zealand. The endless soundtrack of birdsong playing from sunrise to sundown. The plethora of terrain and ecosystems densely compacted into a relatively tiny block of land. The turquoise blue braided river beds, the cascading waterfalls at every turn, the pods of dolphins greeting you while you swim in the sea. ...

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