Find really cool things to do in Queenstown in Winter right in here! Where to go for a walk, a hike and which slopes to hit, New Zealand’s “Action Capital Of The World” will not leave you disappointed.Read More
A Waiheke Island day trip is one of the most popular things to do from Auckland. It’s close, it’s different, beautiful and…it has a lot of wine. Find out how to spend the best Waiheke Island day trip!Read More
Visiting Auckland for the first time? This 90 minutes Auckland Harbour Cruise around Waitemata Harbour gives you the perfect introduction to the city. We’ll tell you what to expect on this Auckland activity.Read More
Find things to do in Tongariro National Park. From Tongariro Crossing to lesser known attractions and things to do in Tongariro National Park in bad weather. Also: accommodation and where to go outRead More
Mangawhai cliff walk is one of the best short walks in New Zealand. It features a walk on the beach, high over the cliffs with stunning views and along the rocky shore line...and all in 8km!Read More
Tiritiri Matangi Island is a paradise for birds and those who like to watch them. No matter if you are a birder or not, a Tiritiri Matangi Island Island tour should definitely be on your list for things to do in Auckland.Read More
There are many awesome ways of getting around Waiheke Island. Taking a bike is not really one of them, as we had to find out. Why you should not ride a bike on Waiheke and what other possibilities there are.Read More
No matter if you’ve been living in Auckland for years, you just moved here or are on holidays and want to see more of the city, the 16km Coast to Coast Walkway is for you! Walk through Auckland’s suburbs and parks and pass five of the ca. 50 volcanoes.Read More
A few months ago, after Chris and I had taken my car apart and put it back together (long story short, poor Stanley leaked heavily!), we decided to go on our first road trip and actually sleep in the car. Looking at the forecast, all of New Zealand looked rainy and wet. The least rain was to be expected for the north, so we decided to go up to Whangarei, about 3 hours away from Auckand.Read More
As a tourism professional of over 17 years, I’m looking for awesome jobs and meeting innovative people in the New Zealand travel industry.
No matter how big or small the job, I will help you out. Because I can be hired!Read More
I must admit, it was a little hard at first, knowing to be out of phone reach for two days. And not just any day, it would be the days over New Years, where everyone is texting everyone and wishing each other a happy new year! I only had just sent the message to my friends chat that I will be off the grid for about 48 hours as we drove deeper into the Kauaeranga Valley and my reception died.Read More
«Nah, we’re not very likely to get a puncture”- Chris said this to me as we were on the way from our secluded campground at lake Arapuni to Mangakino, where we wanted to ride a section of the Waikato River Trail. Arohena is one of DOC’s (Department of Conservation) campsites. It lies directly on the lake, there is no phone reception and to get there, we had to drive a section on gravel. And that’s where it must have happened. A mean little stone slashed Stanley’s tyre.Read More
It had all looked so promising on the forecast. Friday morning the weekend looked all lovely and I my app told me that there were going to be 11 hours of sun on both Saturday and Sunday. So we decided on a last minute roadtrip down to Auckland’s favourite holiday resort, Mount Maunganui.Read More
“I just discovered the most awesome challenge for you”, I said excited as I showed Chris a picture of an ad I saw a few minutes before we met up in Wynyard Quarter after a meeting. “That should get you occupied for a while”.
It was end of August and Chris had just stopped smoking. He was looking for a race or challenge he could train for so he had a good reason not to smoke. An obstacle run in mud and dirt should probably tickle his fancy and sense for competition. So, I suggested him to run at the Tough Mudder in November.
The first time I’ve ever heard of Woodhill, the mountain bike park in the east of Auckland, was from Chris. He went there with a friend and immediately bought a season pass. I was so keen to find out what it was all about so I got really excited when we decided to shred the trails on the past Labour Day long weekend.Read More