Category Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand North Island Itinerary

Te Raekaihau

New Zealand North Island Itinerary 7 days This New Zealand North Island Itinerary is one of my favourites.  I have visited over 120 countries and have to say New Zealand is my favourite country. I have lived here for 15

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How to move to New Zealand

I’m honestly in shock. How could it have come to this. People would rather vote for a candidate with no political experience, is racist and sexist, and is best known as a reality TV star instead of a female who

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How to move to New Zealand

How to move to New Zealand. For Americans who are considering deserting their country if Trump becomes president, you can move to New Zealand and the government has developed an entire webpage to make leaving as easy as possible and learning

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Favourite walks around Wellington

I love to walk around Wellington.  As the saying goes you can’t beat Wellington on a good day.  I have learned that you can’t hold out for the ‘good days’ here and that you have to get outside otherwise you’ll

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South Island of New Zealand

Here’s a round up of my travels through the South Island of New Zealand. This really is god’s zone. Nelson West Coast Franz Joseph Wanaka Queenstown Milford Sounds Kaikoura   The South Island or Te Waipounamu (Māori) is the larger

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Milford Sounds New Zealand

Milford Sounds New Zealand Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe Milford Sounds New Zealand.  I took a day tour from Queenstown to Milford Sounds when I first arrived in New Zealand.  it was the best thing I did

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Punakaiki – West Coast, New Zealand

Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – both of which are spectacular and a must-see when visiting the West Coast.  We were so lucky on the day that we had a stunning sunny day.  Most days

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Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand Every trip to the South Island must either start or end with Queenstown.  It is the adrenaline capitol of New Zealand and a must see for most tourists.  We saw people do the bungy jump at Kawarau

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Mackenzie Country

Mackenzie Country New Zealand  Travelling through the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand was one of my favourite parts of the South Island.  It reminded me a lot of fall in the States with the change in colour of the leaves

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Wanaka New Zealand

Wanaka New Zealand Oh Wanaka how pretty you are with your lake and surrounded by mountains, the laid back lifestyle and tranquility of it all.  Wanaka relaly is a beautiful place to visit and sometimes gets overlooked as people rush

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Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand

First, a little background on Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand. Franz Josef Glacier is located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of the South Island, 5 kilometres from Franz Josef township where we stayed for the

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Nelson New Zealand

Nelson New Zealand When my mom and sister came to visit I knew I wanted to take them around the South Island.  We spent three weeks travelling around the island with Magic Bus (which has now been bought out by KiwiExperience) stopping off at

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Moving to New Zealand from the US

New Zealand North Island Road trip

Moving to New Zealand from the US Happy 10 year anniversary!!! I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago today. I might be a day or so off as when I flew from LA to Auckland I lost a day

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Sailing the Bay of Islands

New Zealand North Island Itinerary

During my time in the Bay of Islands I went sailing for the day.  It was a beautiful day and we even got to see some dolphins!  It was a long day out and we helped out on the boat

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Whangarei

Whangarei is a great city in the far north and often used as a base for activities around the Bay of Islands. Captain James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour were the first Europeans to land in the Harbour. 

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