New Zealand

South Island – 12 Day Motorhome Experience

We had always wanted to experience travelling in a motorhome and there is nowhere better to do this than in New Zealand! It was such a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend anyone to try it at least once in his or her lifetime. Being in a motorhome provided us the freedom to explore this beautiful country and camping at remote places away from the crowd...

South Island – Lake Tekapo

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without a visit to Lake Tekapo. This small town has been wowing its visitors with an amazing turquoise lake for ages. It is also the world’s first UNESCO recognised Dark Sky Reserve. Which means the skies are almost totally free from light pollution and it is the best star gazing site in New Zealand! Unfortunately, we were...

South Island – Wanaka

“All right! That’s it, we are moving to Wanaka!” Well, that was our thought when we first visited our favourite town in New Zealand last year. Fast forward to this year, that thought hasn’t falter and we still want to move here…perhaps in our 60s after we are done with travelling. We love Wanaka for its relaxing lakeside setting, its stunning snow-capped Mt Aspiring...

South Island – Queenstown

Ask anybody about New Zealand, Queenstown would probably be the first thing that comes to his or her mind. Dubbed as the ‘adventure capital of the world’, this popular adrenaline junkie’s paradise is like a “bonus round” in a video game where you will be able to “power-up” and complete multiple things on your bucket list in one destination! When we...

South Island – Dunedin

To break up the 8.5 hrs long journey from Marlborough to Dunedin, we opted to spend a night in Christchurch, with a couple of pit stops along the way. Driving straight for more than 3hrs was no fun and the fact that we weren’t in a rush, breaking up the drive to avoid fatigue was a wise thing to do. The irresistible lure of Giant Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins...

South Island – Marlborough

Welcome to South Island of New Zealand and the country’s largest wine-growing region, Marlborough! No prize for guessing what we did here, LOL! We initially booked just an AirBnb room in a house on the ‘golden mile’ of Marlborough vineyards and wineries, however 2 weeks prior to getting there, the hosts informed us that there would be an increased in price due to the...

North Island – Wellington

Wellington – our final destination on the North Island. We chose an AirBnb (private room) located at Upper Hutt, which was approximately half an hour from the CBD. It would be an ideal base if visiting the Capital of New Zealand were our sole plan. Instead, we wasted quite a bit of time commuting from places to places daily. For our first stop the following...

North Island – Hawke’s Bay

This is going to be a long post 😀 so bear with us! We fell in love with Hawke’s Bay, so much so that we were looking at property listings. We kid you not! Hawke’s Bay is basically made up of five neighbourhoods. Although we only covered 3 (Napier, Hastings and Havelock North), that was enough to keep us very occupied for the entire week. This region is prefect...

North Island – Taupo

Our Airbnb in Taupo (pronounced as tow-po) was situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac; a mere 20minutes walk along Waikato River to town. This little cosy unit came with our own garage and was sparkling clean! Needless to say, we enjoyed our short stay for its fully equipped kitchen, the warmth and comfort it had offered us. We were looking forward to the...

North Island – Rotorua

The grey skies cleared and roads reopened, off we went to the geothermal city of Rotorua. We pit-stopped at Cathedral Cove since we didn’t get to check it out during our “confinement”. Instagram worthy Cathedral Cove is one of the must visit sites at Coromandel. If you want to capture THE shot, be ready to go on a 1.5hr return, up and down hike along a well-paved...