New Zealand

Our New Zealand Tour

Getting off the plane in Auckland
Our first destination on our journey across New Zealand - landing in Auckland and checking out the most populous city in the country.
The Coromandel peninsula, hot water beach and cathedral cove
Our first stop after picking up the van was to head up the coromandel peninsula and see hot water beach and cathedral cove.
Relaxing and checking out the hot springs around Rotorua
Rotorua is a strange strange place! The town is full of geothermal activity, mud pools, geysers and steam just rising from the fields around it. Due to this however, the whole place smells of sulphur... more ›
Exploring Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park
Hunting for Mount Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe in real life) and looking at lots of pretty waterfalls around Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park.
Black water rafting in Waitomo glow worm caves
Sounds much more extreme than it is but it was incredibly fun!
A bad drive from Waitomo to Wellington
Getting from Waitomo to Wellington proved a little more awkward than we had originally thought it would!
A quick hello to Farewell Spit
Our quick visit to the end of the world.
The Buller River: Jetboating and swingbridge adventures
Our adventures on and above the beautiful Buller River
Treasure hunting on the west coast of New Zealand
Find out whether or not we made our millions in gold and gemstones as we tried our hand at being treasure hunters on the west coast of New Zealand's south island.
Heli-hiking on Franz Josef
Our most expensive 'day activity' in New Zealand; A really enjoyable experience heli-hiking on the Franz Josef glacier.
Queenstown and Wanaka, towns in the Mountains
Our two favourite towns in New Zealand nestled in some very pretty surroundings.
What Milford Sound is like on a rainy day
Is it worth visiting Milford Sound on a rainy day or should you not bother? We ended up visiting on one so let me fill you in on what it's like!
Our favourite campsite in New Zealand
The campsite we loved so much we came back for a second night. Great facilities with a few bonuses thrown in!
Penguins, Penguins, Penguins (and maybe the odd seal) - where to see penguins for free in New Zealand
Where we finally spotted wild penguins in New Zealand!
One of the best walks you'll ever take
An epic 3 hour walk winding through some of the most breathtaking scenery we've seen. Massive recommendation!
Tekapo and the dark sky reserve
Not our most extreme of days, chilling around Tekapo followed by a night of wrapped up star gazing from our campsite in the dark sky reserve.
A dander around Christchurch
A walk around the still recovering city of Christchurch.

Other New Zealand Posts

Travel data: What sim card to use for travelling in New Zealand
Looking at the different options for travellers intending to get a 'pay-as-you-go sim' card for travelling in New Zealand.
Summary of our 4 weeks in New Zealand
The route that we took when in New Zealand and everywhere we managed to visit in the 4 weeks we had there.
The cost of spending 4 weeks in New Zealand
How much it costs to travel by campervan in New Zealand for 4 weeks.