Tongariro Alpine Crossing WINTER ALTERNATIVES – NZ’s underrated hike!

2019-10-17T19:50:15+11:00

New Zealand has many great full and multi-day walks, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of them. However in winter thanks to heavy snow and increased danger levels, it’s often closed to the public unless you pay big dollar for a guide. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out though. During our recent road trip around the North Island, we found the perfect winter alternative to the Tongariro Alpine [...]

Tongariro Alpine Crossing WINTER ALTERNATIVES – NZ’s underrated hike!2019-10-17T19:50:15+11:00

Is Wai-O-Tapu WORTH THE MONEY? – A Geothermal Wonderland

2019-10-11T16:12:26+11:00

It's one of, if not the, most popular geothermal tourist hot spots in New Zealand, but with a price tag of $36 per person, is Wai-O-Tapu worth the money? Especially when you can see (and smell) the geothermal activity for free or for considerably cheaper all throughout Rotorua. We’re not usually fans of big touristy activities but we love anything to do with nature and when you’re in an area [...]

Is Wai-O-Tapu WORTH THE MONEY? – A Geothermal Wonderland2019-10-11T16:12:26+11:00

Exploring the North Island with BRITZ CAMPERVAN

2019-09-25T16:22:36+11:00

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand and want to see what this country has to offer at your own pace, without the stress of buying your own car or joining tours, we can honestly say that hiring a camper van is the way to go… I know I know, we’ve always bought our own vehicle wherever possible but we wanted to mix things up a bit in New [...]

Exploring the North Island with BRITZ CAMPERVAN2019-09-25T16:22:36+11:00

Our FAVOURITE Mount Taranaki hike & other must do activities!

2019-10-04T20:24:21+11:00

Is a Mount Taranaki Hike on your North Island itinerary? No? It most certainly should be. If you’ve heard of this near-perfect volcano before, the chances are you’ve seen the famous shot of Mt Taranaki’s reflection in a mirror lake. If you haven’t, it’s New Zealand’s ‘Mount Fuji’ doppleganger, and getting that reflection shot is probably the only reason a lot of tourists go there when in fact, there are [...]

Our FAVOURITE Mount Taranaki hike & other must do activities!2019-10-04T20:24:21+11:00

Kayaking on Lake Taupō and WHERE TO FIND the Maori rock carvings!

2019-09-25T16:49:29+11:00

Imagine being surrounded by crystal clear water, paddling across a volcanic lake in a small kayak while you hunt for artwork and sculptures carved into the side of a cliff face. It sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie but it is in fact an experience we had with Taupō Kayaking Adventures while visiting Lake Taupō in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, and it's one that [...]

Kayaking on Lake Taupō and WHERE TO FIND the Maori rock carvings!2019-09-25T16:49:29+11:00