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 (...

January 9, 2018

If you have just landed at Auckland Airport and want to tick seeing Kiwis as soon as possible when landing in New Zealand - Butterfly Creek is just the place for you!

(Scroll to the bottom to find out how to access Butterfly Creek from Auckland City.)

A short distance fr...

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...

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