Tag Archives: North Island

60+ Fun Things to do in Auckland: The City of Sails, Uncovered!

New Zealand’s largest city, the City of Sails, may not jump straight to the top of everyone’s travel wishlist but it really does pack a punch.  With a little insider knowledge, you’ll find there are plenty of fun things to do in Auckland. Surrounded by oceans, the city lives on the water.  With one third […]

18 Amazing Things To Do in the Coromandel: New Zealand’s Own Tropical Paradise

Easily accessible from Auckland, the Coromandel is a real favourite amongst New Zealanders and travellers alike.  There are just so many things to do in the Coromandel region! Packed full of tropical, palm-tree lined beaches, stunning native bush and unique Kiwi experiences, the peninsula really packs a punch.  With temperate weather and beautiful coastlines, there […]

How to Get to New Chums Beach: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Bay

New Chums Beach

With one of the world’s top 10 beaches (and our favourite in New Zealand) an easy drive from Auckland, there’s no need to fly to a tropical island for a taste of paradise!  This guide will help you get to New Chums Beach, and, perhaps most importantly, to find that incredible lookout that I know […]

The Ultimate Guide to Taking INCREDIBLE Glow Worm Pictures

Taking incredible glow worm pictures in New Zealand relies on two key factors – knowing the right place to go and having a solid understanding of the techniques and settings required to effectively capture them ‘on film’.  We’ve taken the hard work out of both and are pleased to bring you the following guide. Known for […]

Rotorua Adventure Activities (for the Brave and Slightly-More-Cautious)

Rotorua is the adventure capital of the North Island of New Zealand and for good reason – there’s a whole host of fun just waiting for you! Whether you’re a massive adrenaline-seeker or are a little more cautious (maybe just looking to test your boundaries), these activities will cater to everyone in your group. Serious […]

The Squeeze by NZ Riverjet: Rotorua’s Best Tourist Experience?

The perfect balance of adrenaline, nature and pure fun, The Squeeze by New Zealand Riverjet in Rotorua seriously hits the spot!  Find out why we just can’t speak highly enough of this fantastic activity. Having recently returned from an action-packed weekend in Rotorua, the North Island’s adventure capital, we came back with lots of incredible […]

Top Things To Do in Rotorua at Night

A hub of adventure, adrenaline and culture, Rotorua should be right at the top of any New Zealand bucket list!  With so much to do there, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Rotorua is equally suited to a weekend getaway as it is to a longer stay and with a wealth of […]

Duder Regional Park – A Rural Beachside Paradise on Auckland’s Doorstep

Though New Zealand is world-renowned for its beautiful hiking, it’s seldom Auckland that springs to mind.  With a number of fantastic hikes in the City of Sails, it’s definitely worth throwing your hiking boots or sneakers on though and getting out onto our clean, green trails; just prepare for our largest city to surprise you! The […]

Blade and Shade Eyebrows: Beauty Made Easy (& Where to Find the Best Microblading in Auckland!)

Having considered microblading for months, I decided to finally take the plunge and have Amanda Guerin sort me out with a set of gorgeous semi-permanent eyebrows.  To share my experience, I’ve jotted down all of my thoughts and have done my best to answer all of the questions that I had prior to my treatment.  […]

Anything But a Light Paddle: White Water Rafting Down the Kaituna River (and the Largest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World!)

Rafting the Kaituna River, Rotorua New Zealand

Kiwis sort of have a track record of being a little crazy, and white water rapids seem to bring out the worst of us as seen here and here, however could I really call myself a travel blogger if I didn’t jump on every opportunity to try out as many of the activities New Zealand […]

Taking on Taupo: A Two Day Itinerary – Prawn Fishing and Huka Falls (Day One)

When you live in a place like New Zealand, it’s all too easy to over-look its beauty.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been to Taupo before and enjoyed it but mostly when I was a child (and would’ve enjoyed anything). As I grew older, I would generally drive through it, as a way to get […]