Aoraki, or Mount Cook, stands at an impressive 3,754 m (12,316 ft) tall and lies in the Southern Alps the mountain range that breaks through the length of the South Island. It is here that many visitors to the country have caught their first glimpse of the dramatic peaks that the South Island has become so renowned for.
Here at Audley we hand-pick all our guides and they come no better than Magdy Zayed, local guide and Egyptologist. Here he tells us about his life, his interests, his views on how Cairo has changed and what the future holds for the Middle East’s most populous city.
Just because in some cases they have been around for millions of years doesn't mean you'll have seen them. In fact, our list of the world's more unusual animals includes some which are definitely not easy to see, such as the virtually motionless sloth. See which animals made our list.
With many clients choosing to travel for two weeks, due to work constraints or other reasons, we have created a breakdown of the perfect 14 days to spend in some of our favourite destinations. Audley Japan specialist Marc, discusses his perfect 14 days in Japan.