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Our favourite NORTH ISLAND HIKES – Volcanoes, forests + mountains

When we set off from Auckland for our big 5 week road trip around the North Island, we had the intention of completing as many walks as possible, while freedom camping whenever we could. Many would choose to do both Islands within this time but we wanted to explore every corner of the North. It didn’t disappoint. The walks on the North Island vary so there definitely [...]

2020-01-17T00:56:08+13:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

20 UNIQUE PLACES to visit on New Zealand’s North Island in 2020

New Zealand’s North Island is often overlooked by travellers. They’ll do a speedy road trip but the aim is usually to get through it as quickly as possible so they can reach the South ASAP. But we have a list of unmissable and uique places to visit on New Zealand’s North Island, that will change that perspective and make you realise just how much there is to [...]

2019-12-21T23:23:52+13:00December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

There’s MORE to Wanaka than THAT famous tree – Our favourite things to do

Most people know Lake Wanaka solely for that famous tree but there are so many other things to do in Wanaka that we feel the area warrants longer than a quick day trip. After living by this beautiful lake for a couple of months now (and counting) we want to show you how much more this lakeside town and its surrounding area has to offer, so here [...]

2019-12-19T13:11:13+13:00November 28th, 2019|0 Comments

FREE places to see Glow Worms in New Zealand – An unforgettable experience

Being able to see glow worms in New Zealand is on many tourists bucket list and after we were able to find them in Australia, I knew we just had to see them here too. A quick google search will bring up hundreds upon hundreds of recommendations for expensive tours, adventure packages and mass group tours but did you know you can see glow worms in New Zealand for [...]

2019-12-21T14:42:56+13:00November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Beautiful SHORT WALKS around Lake Waikaremoana – Te Urewera National Park

We wandered off the backpacker's beaten path a little (again!) after our visit to the Mahia Reserve and found ourselves at Te Urewera National Park’s famous Lake Waikaremoana. Those of you who are into hiking will probably already know about this area but for anyone who doesn’t, Lake Waikaremoana is home to one of New Zealand’s many great walks. This particular one will dance you around the edge of the [...]

2019-11-19T16:57:31+13:00November 7th, 2019|0 Comments
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