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Our Touch, your Travels…

This is a preview of the full content of our New Zealand’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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The Author

A born and bred Kiwi, Craig McLachlan invented his own job title - he’s a ‘freelance anything’ - see

Based in Queenstown, NZ about half the year, Craig has been writing guidebooks since the late 1990s for Lonely Planet (over 50 editions) - this is his first travel app.

Fluent in Japanese, he’s also been guiding Japanese visitors around NZ and all over the globe for close on three decades - such as to Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy, Greece, Canada, New Caledonia and Tonga. He’s also led groups of foreigners around Japan.

Craig has written five non-fiction books on his adventures in Japan and a novel called ‘Kiwi Republic’.

He is also a Marriage Celebrant, a pilot, karate instructor and tennis hack!


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Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by craig