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 [...]

2019-11-10T16:57:53+13:00November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Rental car relocation NZ and how it works – a CHEAPER way to travel

We were on the hunt for a budget friendly way to move between the North and South Island, our last minute decision meant we were looking at a hefty price for flights or the intercity bus - $100+ per person - which was money we weren’t wanting to spend. We had never heard of people doing rental car relocation in New Zealand before but it turned out [...]

2019-11-14T21:15:11+13:00October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-10-27T21:42:42+13:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-10-27T21:43:17+13:00October 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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
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