New Zealand

Interislander – From Picton to Wellington

Following our epic journey around the south island of New Zealand, discovering uniquely beautiful towns, high-rising mountains and stunning hidden beaches, I was excited to be boarding the Interislander ferry from Picton and making our way over the Cook Strait, with our campervan, to Wellington on the north island. I felt a similar feeling of […]

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Mighty Joe the Campervan – A Room with a View

‘Freedom is Mighty’. That’s one of the slogans of Mighty Campers; a company which offers campervan hire throughout Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Following my 28-day adventure in ‘Mighty Joe’ the campervan, which saw us exploring the north and south islands of New Zealand, I can confidently agree with that statement. On a sunny […]

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A Magical Whale and Dolphin Encounter in Auckland

I’m sure most people would experience a feeling of delight and excitement upon the prospect of witnessing wild whales and dolphins with their own eyes. I know this is how I felt as I awoke one Sunday morning knowing I would be embarking on a Whale and Dolphin Safari in the New Zealand city of […]

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Discover Nature on the Glass Bottom Boat, Whitianga, New Zealand

Whitianga is a beautiful little beach town sitting on Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s north island. It boast an incredible stretch of beach and a picturesque harbour, home to hundreds of impressive boats. Understandably, Whitianga is a popular tourist attraction due to its serene surroundings and relaxing atmosphere, alongside the offerings […]

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White Water Madness on the Kaituna River

Before now, white water rafting was something I had heard a lot about but had never actually participated in myself. I had been told what a thrill it was, and how it was a ‘must-do’ during my travelling year. I was delighted to confirm the booking with Kaitiaki Adventures, based in Rotorua, on the north […]

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Zorbing – A Surreal and Epic Experience in Rotorua!

Prior to experiencing zorbing in Rotorua, I had always wondered what the fuss was about. I also wondered how it worked. Surely being pushed down a hill in a large inflatable bubble would often result in some sort of concussion?! Zorb Rotorua is well known as being the first official zorb site to be operating […]

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Why Tamaki Maori Village is a true Maori experience.

Before and upon my arrival in New Zealand, I was very interested in Maori history and culture. I really wanted to learn more about it and immerse myself in the traditions which are still held today. Attending the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua was the perfect opportunity to do this. In short, it look my […]

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