North Island

I started this travel blog in January 2016, but have been travelling around New Zealand since April 2014! As you can imagine I have a whole lot to say about this stunning country after two years of backpacking adventures, and many more return visits since then, so please keep checking back for updates!   —…

Top 5 things to do OUTSIDE of Auckland

One of the great things about Auckland (yes, there are actually¬†some great things about the city, despite my opinion of it!) is that it has many impressive islands just a ferry ride away. The even greater part? You get to leave the city itself to visit them!   1. Rangitoto Island One of my favourites…

Top 5 things to do IN Auckland

You might have found my previous post on¬†Auckland a bit harsh, but a girl can’t love every place she visits! However, in an attempt to show there’s no hard feelings towards New Zealand’s largest city, here’s my TOP 5 things to do in the city itself!     1. Auckland Airport Chances are you’re probably…

Auckland: a city of shine & grime

“This Dwarf on loan from Middle Earth” – by Weta Workshops @ Auckland Airport, International Arrivals This was the first picture I took upon my arrival in New Zealand. We landed at Auckland International Airport on the 25th April, 2014, and the sight of this fine upstanding Dwarf was one of the very first sights…

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