19 Sep 2020

Hiking to the Top of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most iconic short hikes takes you from the bustling beach town of Mount Maunganui up to the top of a small mountain overlooking the town. It’s known as both Mount Maunganui and Mauo (or “The Mount” to locals) and it’s an active-wear touting Instagrammers’ delight. It’s

02 Sep 2020

Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove: Two Unique New Zealand Beaches

This post was originally posted in October 2017 and was updated in September 2020. On a recent trip to the North Island we spent a couple of days exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. Rated as one of New Zealand’s best beach destinations, the Coromandel (as it’s known locally) is ripe for

29 Jul 2020

New Zealand Travel Highlights

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last three years exploring New Zealand, the home I never really appreciated until I moved overseas. This is a collection of highlights from all of those road trips, hikes and weekends away. You’ll probably notice this list of New Zealand travel highlights skews

15 Jul 2020

Northland Itinerary: Exploring the Far North of New Zealand

Northland, roughly the area north of Auckland all the way to the top of the North Island, is full of pristine beaches and sweeping coastal views, but with so many potential places to visit it can be a hard place to plan a trip to. Luckily you stumbled on this

08 Jul 2020

Matai Bay / Waikato Bay: Exploring the Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand

Travellers researching their trips to Northland, New Zealand must be overwhelmed by the beach options available. There are heaps of beautiful beaches in Northland and most people won’t have the time to see them all. One of the best, and most famous, is Matai Bay. It always seems to feature

17 Jun 2020

Travelling in New Zealand in 2020

It has been three long months since borders started closing, obliterating travel (and travel blogging earnings) in the process. Luckily, here in New Zealand, we crushed the curve and now things look and feel much as they did before the world shut down. Local travel is back up and running

03 Jun 2020

New Zealand Road Trip: What to See in New Zealand in a Month

This post was originally published in 2019 and was updated in June 2020. So, you have a month in New Zealand and you want to see the best of what this country has to offer? I have good and bad news. You won’t be able to see all the iconic

12 May 2020

5 New Zealand Travel Alternatives for Your Cancelled Overseas Trip

Have you recently had a trip, or plans for a trip, scuppered by a certain virus? You’re not alone. We had to pull the pin on our four-month Europe and Middle East trip to stay put in New Zealand for the foreseeable future. You’re probably thinking these trip cancellations are