Favourite, Easy, Nature Walks in New Zealand’s South Island

Is there anywhere more beautiful than New Zealand?!  Even the least experienced walkers can enjoy a good ramble in this stunning country. All you need is a plan, water and some decent walking boot or trainers. What I love most about New Zealand is how diverse its two little Islands are. You can be on oneContinue reading “Favourite, Easy, Nature Walks in New Zealand’s South Island”

Exploring NZ’s Rotorua on the Cheap!

Wandering through sulphuric pools, feeling like I’m in Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs and Jeff Goldblum), seeing cool Maori stuff… Rotten egg smelling Rotorua is all about the geothermal activity and there’s a lot of it in this city. You can literally see sulphuric gas rise out of cracks in the pavement as you’re walking around! AndContinue reading “Exploring NZ’s Rotorua on the Cheap!”

Waitomo and Black Water Rafting with the Glow Worms!

Tubing through a cave, way under the ground, staring at Maggots listening to Disney’s ‘A Whole New World’…. Out of all the extreme sports you can do in New Zealand – skydiving, bungee jumping, paragliding, I knew there was one I was not leaving New Zealand without doing – Black Water Rafting. Black Water RaftingContinue reading “Waitomo and Black Water Rafting with the Glow Worms!”

Mercury Bay, Hot Water Beach via Cathedral Cove

Boiling our feet at Hot Water Beach and seeing New Zealand’s version of Halong Bay at Cathedral Cove… Another early start and back on the next part of our Kiwi Experience bus tour. The tour was so busy that K.E had to put on another bus although it was much smaller! In our early morning state weContinue reading “Mercury Bay, Hot Water Beach via Cathedral Cove”

Auckland to The Bay of Islands (Paihia) and Russell

Bays, beaches, stunning views and almost seeing a kiwi bird… Our first day on the Kiwi Experience hop on and hop off bus takes us to Paihia, a town in the Bay Islands right at the tip of the North Island of New Zealand. This area also known as the ‘Winterless North’ in New ZealandContinue reading “Auckland to The Bay of Islands (Paihia) and Russell”