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New Zealand Road Trip Part 1: Wellington

What better way to start our 9 day North Island road trip than from the nation’s capital, Wellington. This is a beautiful city that oversees the Cook Strait, separating the North island from the South. Where did we stay? Our …

9 Tips For A Family Road Trip In New Zealand

New Zealand is a superb choice for a family friendly road trip, serving up activities from glaciers to beaches, culture to delicious grub.  I’m particularly fond of the place as we spent our honeymoon in the South Island, one of …

New Zealand Road Trip: Part 5 – Auckland

Auckland is one of those cities you walk around thinking ‘I could live here’.  I’ve had similar moments in Vancouver, San Francisco and Austin.  The place is surrounded by water giving it a relaxed vibe and the place is filled …

Dolphin Watching In Akaroa, New Zealand

We ended our week’s roadtrip on the South Island with two nights on the beautiful Banks Peninsula. We chose the historic French/British settlement of Akaroa, as we were meeting friends who were flying into Christchurch and it’s only a 90 minute drive …

Flying With A Baby On Air New Zealand

It was such a shame when Air New Zealand stopped flying from Hong Kong to London.  Not only were they the cheapest, their seats (Econ, Premium & Business) were all far comfier than competitors and the food outstanding.  However, we …

New Zealand Road Trip Part 4: Rotorua

About an hour’s drive from Taupo is the stinky town of Rotorua.  The smell is courtesy of its geothermal activity hence why Rotorua is also known as ‘sulphur city’.  Although there’s lots to do in Rotorua, as a town it’s …

New Zealand Road Trip Part 3: Napier & Taupo

Getting to Taupo The inland drive from Havelock North to Taupo is approx. 2 hours.  We stopped off about 25 mins into the journey at the beautiful art deco town of Napier in Hawkes Bay. What did we do in …

New Zealand Road Trip Part 2: Havelock North

Getting to Havelock North The north easterly drive from Wellington to Havelock North took approx. four hours.  We broke the journey up in Greytown in the Wairarapa.  At an hour’s drive from Wellington it’s a popular weekend escape with antique …
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