Spending a week in beautiful Christchurch in the middle of winter was great - it's not 'bustling' like neighboring Queenstown and Wanaka, but it's got great character, a lot of heart and lovely people. Here's a list of my favorite things about Christchurch (plus, lots of things to do!).
We all need to step out of the box occasionally - traveling included! Don't always stick to the same types of activities, check out the lesser known or more unusual activities wherever you are. I have begun reviewing all of my share-worthy activities on Tripadvisor, so you can find great new things to do on your travels through New Zealand and beyond - cruisey or adventurous!
Art Deco Weekend is a really fun time to visit Napier - there aren't many times that a whole city can capture the imagination of its' visitors and send them back in time. Read about what makes this festival so special....
I missed a few of the best beaches in the Coromandel purely because I hadn't pre-planned our drive and the beaches aren't well signposted, which I don't want you to do too! So here's your guide to getting around, and making sure you make the most of what this fabulous region has to offer :)
After 1600 kilometers, far too many travel snacks and over 600 photographs, I'm home again! A road trip around the east coast of New Zealand was in order, and you will be getting blog posts coming through soon about all these fantastic places and the reasons why you should visit. In the meantime.. Here's a collection of my favorite images from the trip!
I giggled. I clapped. I cheered, whooped and jumped up and down on the spot... I felt like a kid again! But what's a mature and sensible girl (don't laugh!) doing acting like a kid on sugar? It was all fueled by the surprising and talented performers in the International Buskers Festival - see my favorite photos and blurb about it here :)
Want to know what makes Wellington such a magnet? Me too! I spent a weekend in our capital city, and have decided I want to move here. Check out my photographs of Wellington, and all the neat things that make it fabulous!
The Haumoana Market Day lured a few of my friends and I out for a wonderful bike ride through some of Hawkes Bay's cycle trails, and I must say it was well worth the sunburn and sore buns! Check out my photos from our ride and the market :)
Rotorua is an incredible place bursting with culture, wonderful scenery and geothermal parks, adventure and family activities. It's a great destination for a holiday, or even just a quick weekend getaway - check out what we got up to :)
6:30am, and the alarm on my phone was beeping at me far too loudly. Even for work I don't get up at that kind of time! But we had a special reason for it today, an enticing trip to the very tip of the North Island.
The locals call it their "very own slice of paradise", and it is easy to agree with them. People claim their own version of 'paradise' the world over, but the small towns and surrounding countryside in the Bay of Islands really do live up to the hype...