February 11, 2018

New Zealand - the country on the edge of the world and home to Hobbiton, legendary movie set of The Lord of The Rings (LOTR) and The Hobbit trilogies.

Hobbiton Movie Set is without doubt the most famous New Zealand attraction located in the middle of North Island (...

December 5, 2017

My last (half) day at the Bay of Islands was spent on a four hour 'Hole in the Rock' cruise.

This half day cruise (edit) is not included in the price of Stray's Patch Pass. The cruise can be purchased via the Stray bus driver or individually from the Great Sights w...

November 14, 2017

Just a short walk up the street from Waitangi Treaty Grounds lies one of the hidden gems of Paihia - Haruru Falls Mangrove Walk.

This walk was on my 'must do' list ever since I've accidentally stumbled across a photo of it on Instagram. 

As it was the middle of the week...

October 31, 2017

On 6 February 1840 Maori chiefs signed their first accord with the British Crown - the Treaty of Waitangi. This resulted in the declaration of British sovereignty over New Zealand in May 1840.

The Treaty is infamous due to the fact that it was written up in En...

October 17, 2017

My second day in the Bay of islands was all about travelling as far north as possible. Our day trip would take us to Puketi Kauri Forest, Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga - the northern est point of New Zealand accessible to public, and to the sand dunes.

This particular...

October 3, 2017

It was the last week of September when it was time for me to start my first proper New Zealand Adventure to the North of the North Island. This area is also know as Northland Region and subregion Bay of Islands.

Once I have booked my hop-on-hop-of bus pass with Stray (P...

September 26, 2017

Nothing says spring like green hills and lambs do. And if one needs a proof that spring finally arrived to Auckland, you don't have to look further than One tree Hill or Cornwall Park.

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie in Maori) and Cornwall Park (two parks that are joint tog...

March 28, 2017

The Grampians National park is located in the Grampians region of Victoria, 260 km west of Melbourne.

I have visited the park mid September, just after a larger rainfall in the region. I have joined a tour organised by Newbies International. They cater to the backpacker...

March 8, 2017

If you've ever visited or planned on visiting Victoria or Melbourne then I am quite sure that you've heard of or even visited it yourself - The Great Ocean Road.

For everyone else - What is Great Ocean Road?

To put it simply, it is 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road...

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