20 Nov 2019

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

This post was originally posted in October 2017 and was updated in November 2019. 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

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07 Nov 2019

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

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08 Oct 2019

Places to See on the West Coast, New Zealand: A Fun Road Trip Itinerary

The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is a wild and wonderful place, full of rugged beaches, mountain views and glaciers. It’s a bit of a detour from the main route through the South Island but you’ll want to spend at least a few days there if you can.

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01 Oct 2019

Places to See in Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman: Exploring the Top of New Zealand’s South Island

The top of the South Island doesn’t get quite the amount of tourist attention as some of New Zealand’s most iconic spots, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t heaps of cool stuff to see. Some of the highlights include snow-capped (in winter and spring) mountains in Nelson Lakes National Park,

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24 Sep 2019

25 of the Best New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think about beaches, but with vast stretches of coastline covering two very different islands you’re bound to visit some on your next trip. Where are the best New Zealand beaches? You’ll have to keep reading to find

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The ultimate day hike in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
03 Sep 2019

The Ultimate Day Hike in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

This post was originally published in May 2017 and was updated in November 2019 (after I did another day hike which I need to tell you about!). The entire Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Track takes anywhere from three to five days to complete, but what if I told you

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20 Aug 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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06 Aug 2019

Cape Reinga: A Trip to the Top of New Zealand

The main reason for our recent North Island trip was to finally explore the beaches and coastlines of Northland. Cape Reinga is as far north as you can go in New Zealand and it’s a popular spot for that reason. Well, not only that reason – it’s a beautiful place

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