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Our First Trip After I Stopped Travel Blogging – 4 Present Days …

As things start to shift in mine and Dave’s lives, I’m looking back on some of the amazing travel adventures we’ve had over the last two years. We’ve explored the East and South Coast of Australia, The North Island of New Zealand and some of the South Island too. It’s…

Moving from Australia to New Zealand: A Little Reflection Five …

Holy smokes, I can’t believe it’s been five months since we were packing our bags getting ready to start moving from Australia to New Zealand in search of a new adventure! Moving from Australia to New Zealand has been a complete whirlwind. Somehow moving to a country just a three-hour…

How to Spend One Day in Wellington and See Everything!

New Zealand is famous for its mountainous landscape, aqua blue lakes and endless awe-inspiring hikes. What New Zealand isn’t famous for is its cities. Of course, we’ve all heard of Wellington and Christchurch but that’s not really why we visit New Zealand. That said it doesn’t mean that the cities…

Things to Do at Castlepoint in New Zealand

When I first arrived in Wellington it’s safe to say it felt slightly anti-climatic. I’d just lived in the vibrant city of Sydney for six months and Wellington certainly felt like everything Sydney wasn’t. I also noted the sudden pang of homesicknesses. As I continually observed Wellington I soon realised…

13 Lessons I Learnt About Myself After Living in a Campervan!

When I think back to how I ‘holidayed’ a few years ago I can’t quite believe that now I’d rather pitch up a tent or spend a month in a campervan! I used to be quite the ‘all-inclusive resort’ kind of girl. But since jetting off to Australia I’ve found…

Mount Kaukau Summit Hike: Wellingtons Highest Visible Point!

Wellington is surrounded by breathtaking countryside. I think it’s one of the many reasons why I find myself falling for New Zealand more and more each day. The rolling green hills reminds me of the Yorkshire countryside where I grew up. Of course, at the time I didn’t appreciate it…

Is the Hobbiton Entrance Fee Worth It?

As we arrived in New Zealand one of the places to visit that found its way to the top of Dave’s bucket list was the Hobbiton Movie Set. We started our adventure in New Zealand by travelling the North Island and seeing all there between the two main cities, Auckland…