New Zealand

Looking for a great place to stop on a drive between Auckland and Rotorua? Or, just something you wont see anywhere else in the world. Then take a look at Tirau - a small town on New Zealand's North Island famous for it's amazing corrugated iron signs. Click here to see my favourites. #tirau #newzealand #quirkysights

Tirau: One of New Zealand’s Quirkiest Towns

A town dubbed the ‘Corrugated Iron Capital of the World’ might not be top of your must-see list – but what if I told you that that iron was formed into the shape of giant sheep, cute dogs or birds with stilettos on. Would I have your interest then? Then…
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If you're a foodie going to Auckland, New Zealand, you're going to want to add a trip to Giapo to your must do list. And here's why | Auckland | Ice Cream | Giapo |

The Six Surprises of Giapo Ice Cream, Auckland

Giapo is an ice cream shop in the middle of Auckland, New Zealand. The idea that such as establishment might come loaded with surprises could sound odd – after all, it’s shop that sells ice cream what can possibly make it different from all the others? The answer, my frozen-treat…
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The town of Hamilton in New Zealand's North Island is about 90 minutes drive from Auckland - and it's a must stop for Rocky Horror fans. Here's why...

Visiting the Riff Raff Statue in Hamilton, NZ

I might have seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show one or two (hundred) times but despite the fact that I can pretty much recite it word for word, I had totally forgotten that writer and star Richard O’Brien had a link to Hamilton in New Zealand – until, a couple…
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Goat Island Marine Reserve near Auckland is home to NZ's first clear bottom kayaks. Here's what happened when we gave one try.

Fish Watching in NZ with the Clearyak Kayak

Goat Island is a marine reserve about 85km north of Auckland. It’s also home to New Zealand’s first clear bottom kayaks known as a Clearyak. Watching fishies while getting some exercise sounded awesome so we hopped in the car for the short 70-minute ride from Auckland to Goat Island ready…
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Just a short 2.5 hour drive from Auckland is the stunning Putarur Blue Spring. Here's how to get there and what else to see on the way.

Putaruru Blue Spring: A Day Trip From Auckland

About a two and a half hour drive from Auckland in New Zealand is the Putaruru Blue Spring. A pool and river so pretty it looks like a swimming pool for fairies. Here’s everything you need to know to discover it yourself. I have a soft spot for Auckland, I…
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