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Exploring the North Island with BRITZ CAMPERVAN

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 [...]

2019-10-27T21:14:18+13:00September 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Our FAVOURITE Mount Taranaki hike & other must do activities!

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 [...]

2019-10-27T21:43:33+13:00September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-10-27T21:43:49+13:00August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Mahia Peninsula – A HIDDEN GEM on New Zealand’s East Coast

Chances are you hadn’t heard about Mahia Peninsula before now, it’s ok we hadn’t either, but don’t worry! We’re going to tell you all about this hidden gem and why we think you should stop at Mahia Peninsula on your way to Napier! The Mahia Peninsula is 3 hours North of Napier or roughly 2 hours South of Gisborne. It doesn’t particularly stand out on maps and it never crops up [...]

2019-10-27T21:44:05+13:00August 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Have an EPIC WEEKEND at Mount Maunganui

If you’re looking for a coastal escape with volcanic views, plenty of nature to get lost in but to also be close enough to a city so you don’t feel isolate, Mount Maunganui on the outskirts of Tauranga is somewhere you need to add to your New Zealand destinations list. We didn’t know what to expect with Tauranga, but once we stumbled upon the little coastal district of Mount Maunganui [...]

2019-10-27T21:44:44+13:00August 6th, 2019|0 Comments
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