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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23 Jul 2019

Camping at Kai Iwi Lakes, Northland, New Zealand

One of the highlights of our recent North Island road trip was a place I hadn’t even heard of before planning the trip.  Kai Iwi Lakes, a set of three small lakes on the Kauri Coast (three hours north of Auckland), is quite unlike anywhere else I’ve been in New

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The coastal hike from Bondi to Coogee, Sydney, Australia
09 Jul 2019

The Bondi to Coogee Walk: One of the Best Coastal Hikes in Sydney, Australia

The coastal hike from Bondi to Coogee is one of the most famous walks in Sydney. You’ll see several stunning beaches, plenty of clifftop viewpoints and, most likely, hundreds of other people. Yip, it’s popular, but don’t let that put you off the Bondi to Coogee walk. Keep reading for

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02 Jul 2019

The White Sands Walk, Jervis Bay, Australia

The White Sands Walk. The name alone invokes images of calm, clear water lapping onto pristine beaches full of, umm, white sand. Luckily the name holds true. The White Sands Walk, in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, is a path (or series of paths) connecting several stunning white sand beaches.

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25 Jun 2019

Hiking to the Pouakai Tarns, Mount Taranaki + Other Things to Do in New Plymouth, New Zealand

When it came to creating mountains, the North Island got a little short changed. It’s mostly flat, which is in complete contrast to the mountainous South Island. There are some mountains (or, more accurately, volcanoes) to explore though, and Mount Taranaki is one of them. There are various tracks in

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A day trip to the Blue Mountains from Sydney, Australia
11 Jun 2019

A Day Trip to the Blue Mountains From Sydney, Australia: Katoomba and the Three Sisters

With a name like “The Blue Mountains” you may be expecting something a little different than what actually greets you in Katoomba. For a start, they aren’t blue. They also aren’t really mountains, not the kind you’re used to seeing anyway. Instead a huge expanse of green with a few

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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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