Wellington Walks: Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Skyline Walkway

Wellington Walks: Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Skyline Walkway. The only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants, home to an 800 year old rimu tree and bursting at the seams with birdlife. It was a crisp and cold Sunday afternoon as I crossed the canopy walk, perched...

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand. The plan was to cycle for 14 days and over 800 kilometres through New Zealand’s South Island. I was feeling a little intimidated. I AM FAR from an expert cyclist. I have a Giant hybrid that I use for commuting. But with two weeks until the Christmas holidays...

A Wellingtonian’s guide to a packed weekend in Wellington – New Zealand

“Adam Constanza describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in Wellington” – Christchurch Press Escape ‘Capital man’s top spots’ published on 29 August 2016. If you’ve got a few days in Wellington and are keen to pack heaps into it, this might be the guide you’ve been looking...

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Wellington Walks: Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Skyline Walkway

Wellington Walks: Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Skyline Walkway

Wellington Walks: Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Skyline Walkway. The only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants, home to an 800 year old rimu tree and bursting at the seams with birdlife. It was a crisp and cold Sunday afternoon as I crossed the canopy walk, perched...
Cycling the South Island of New Zealand

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand

Cycling the South Island of New Zealand. The plan was to cycle for 14 days and over 800 kilometres through New Zealand’s South Island. I was feeling a little intimidated. I AM FAR from an expert cyclist. I have a Giant hybrid that I use for commuting. But with two weeks until the Christmas holidays...
Wellington Walks: Te Kopahou Reserve Tip Track

Wellington Walks: Te Kopahou Reserve Tip Track

Wellington Walks: Te Kopahou Reserve Tip Track. I recently discovered the Tip Track within Te Kopahou Reserve after a friend recommend it, and what a walk! Te Kopahou, meaning “bent or folded feather” in Te Reo Maori covers an area of over 650 hectares and offers views of the highest calibre...
A Wellingtonian’s guide to a packed weekend in Wellington – New Zealand

A Wellingtonian’s guide to a packed weekend in Wellington – New Zealand

“Adam Constanza describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in Wellington” – Christchurch Press Escape ‘Capital man’s top spots’ published on 29 August 2016. If you’ve got a few days in Wellington and are keen to pack heaps into it, this might be the guide you’ve been looking...
Discovering Hawaii: Hanakapi’ai Falls of Kauai

Discovering Hawaii: Hanakapi’ai Falls of Kauai

There’s nothing quite like the reward of a waterfall – the 300ft Hanakapiai Falls on the Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai in Hawaii are definitely a reward of the highest calibre. It’s an 8 mile walk, 4 miles to the falls, returning via the same route. Please follow...
Wellington Walks: Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay Trail, Kapiti Coast

Wellington Walks: Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay Trail, Kapiti Coast

The Paekakariki Escarpment section of the Te Araroa trail runs between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. It has recently opened and my partner and I took the opportunity of a sunny, albeit blustery, Wellington day, to explore the 10 km trail, which climbs to over 200 metres above the Tasman Sea. We have passed through the scenic Kapiti Coast numerous times on the way to another destination, but frequently think to...
Wanderluster of the Week

Wanderluster of the Week

In this series we ask savvy travellers to share their stories, tips, and destination inspiration: Adam Constanza lives in Wellington, and shares his experiences at Travel Inspired – as published on Stuff in July 2016. Where are you from? I grew up in Street. Yes, that’s right, Street. It’s a...
The search for New Zealand’s native birds

The search for New Zealand’s native birds

As a concerted effort to explore things on my doorstep, I recently went to Zealandia; a sanctuary for birds, reptiles and insects. It’s a short distance from central Wellington or in my case, a 30 minute bicycle ride. The dominating fence catches my eye and I instantly have flashbacks of...

Hi, I am Adam Constanza from Wellington, New Zealand and I share my outdoor adventures through Travel Inspired.


I'll often be out tramping in the wilderness of New Zealand - particularly those walks around my hometown of Wellington. Whether it's a short hike or a challenging multi-day walk, there's no better feeling than being out there! As well as hiking, I love active adventures and activities including cycling, running and travelling New Zealand and beyond.

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