Occasionally in life we get the chance to experience the extraordinary; something which inspires us and challenges our definition of beauty. The town of Franz Josef and its surrounding areas is one of those epic places and a must see…

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I visited Christchurch as a young teenager so when returning after the catastrophic earthquakes I didn’t want my experience or blog to focus on this. Soon after arriving I found that it was simply unavoidable. I don’t mean the city,…

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No visit to Auckland is complete without a ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to volcanically sculpted Waiheke Island. It forms part of the great escape plan for locals alike so don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s simply a tourist…

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For any New Zealand locals after a different activity or foreigners after a local experience, I highly recommend the kayaking trip from Puhoi Historic Village to the Wenderholm Regional Park with ‘Puhoi River Canoe Hire’. It was a brilliant day…

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