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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 with the freedom to explore this beautiful country and camping at remote places away from the...

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 stargazing site in New Zealand! Unfortunately, we were...

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 – 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 – 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...

North Island – Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands is approximately 3 hours drive from Auckland. Due to the terrible weather and bad time management, we arrived at our accommodation after dark. Not a smart move, as the roads were slippery, dark and wet. Rather taxing on the eyes… Our lovely, little cottage sits on top of Opua marina town and the most beautiful rainbow greeted us the next morning...

North Island – Auckland

2 nights in Auckland were more than enough for us. It was chucking down hard on our first night and we couldn’t do much in the city since everything closed at 5pm. The only thing left to do was either to eat or drink. Had an early dinner at Ponsonby Central and braved the rain to find Deadshot bar, which we randomly googled. This cosy, speakeasy cocktail bar turned...