Exploring the Tutukaka Coast, New Zealand
04 Jun 2019

Matapouri Bay / Whale Bay: Exploring the Tutukaka Coast, New Zealand

You might not have heard of the Tutukaka Coast, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a visit. This stretch of coastline north of Whangarei is home to two of New Zealand’s best beaches, Matapouri Bay and Whale Bay, and a scenic coastal track that connects them. Whether you’re spending

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19 Apr 2019

A Bay of Islands Tour + Other Things to Do in Paihia and Russel, New Zealand

If you’re into rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches and being out on the open water you’ll want to head for the Bay of Islands, around three hours north of Auckland. There is heaps to do in the area, including a couple of waterfalls, two of New Zealand’s nicest seaside towns

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12 Apr 2019

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

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 places in New Zealand in a month, even if you have a superhuman

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05 Apr 2019

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour + Other Places to See in Waitomo, New Zealand

One of the best travel experiences you can have on New Zealand’s North Island is a journey into the depths of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. You’ve probably seen the surreal photos of boats passing under thousands of tiny blue lights, but what is a Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour really like?

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14 Mar 2019

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle

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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
06 Mar 2019

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand Itinerary

Do you want to make the most of your next trip to New Zealand but don’t have unlimited time to see everything? Spending two weeks in New Zealand will allow you to see a huge variety of landscapes, from beaches and volcanoes in the north to the snow-capped mountains and

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
26 Feb 2019

Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Gertrude Saddle | Lake Marian | Key Summit

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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29 Jan 2019

Fun Things to Do in Rotorua: Psychedelic Scenery in New Zealand

This post was originally published in March 2015 and was updated and expanded in January 2019 “You can actually drive, right?” I asked Gia before we committed to renting a car to explore all the fun things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. There wasn’t a lot of confidence flying

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