We love escaping Auckland as often as possible, and one of the closest and best places to go for a weekend is Waiheke Island. Wine and beaches – bliss!
It’s incredibly difficult to access, but oh so worth it. One of the most beautiful waterfalls we’ve seen in New Zealand – and that’s saying something.
My birthday wish was to do a bush walk, so we did the Massey-Cossey Gorge Loop in the Hunua Ranges. It offered some amazing views and a lovely waterfall!
The waters surrounding the Poor Knights Islands in northern New Zealand contain some of the world’s best dive sites. We checked them out with Dive! Tutukaka!
Want to get up close and personal with New Zealand’s highest mountain? Take a scenic flight at Aoraki/Mt Cook – it’ll leave you in awe.
For a small country, New Zealand has a heck of a lot of stunning places people don’t know about. Lake Tennyson in Canterbury is one of those places!
The Whangamumu Track in northern New Zealand is a short walk to a pretty harbour and old whaling station. Nature and history, what could be better!
The Hokianga Harbour, is one of those places that’s off the main road in Northland. It’s full of history and is totally worth the detour!
Waiheke Island, a short ferry ride away from Auckland City, is instantly relaxing. With great art, food, and beaches to enjoy, you can happily spend a weekend – or more!
Want a seafoody day out in Auckland? If you’re around the city at the end of January, check out the Auckland Seafood Festival!
We love being on the water, so white water rafting was the perfect activity for a hot summer’s day in Turangi, New Zealand. It was heaps of fun bouncing down the rapids!
New Zealand beaches are incredible – we think they’re the best in the world. Look at some beaches we’ve recently been to and you’ll want to visit soon!
Leigh Sawmill Cafe & Brewery is a great stop north of Auckland, New Zealand, near Goat Island Marine Reserve. They produce great beer and amazing food!
We have been away from New Zealand for a while and are returning home soon, so our stomachs are starting to rumble in anticipation of the food we will eat!
Northland is so close to those who live or visit Auckland, but for some reason few people really scratch the surface. It’s such a shame, as it’s a region with so much to offer and lots of hidden gems.
Hawke’s Bay and East Cape is a spectacular part of New Zealand to visit – especially in a campervan! Wineries, beaches, deserted roads, amazing food…