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Hobbiton

Raised in a country that lives and breathes hobbits, elves and magical creatures alike, you would think visiting Hobbiton in Matamata would be at the top of my bucket list. Unfortunately, I was a...
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Day 5 – From Abel Tasman to Greymouth

My friends told me Abel Tasman National Park was going to be great, that Tekapo would be amazing. But they didn’t talk about this nearly six hour drive! So I didn’t have any expectations....
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Day 4 – Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is one of the best national parks to visit in New Zealand. There are stunning beaches, turquoise water, swinging bridges and jungle all around you. Ideal for a perfect stay,...
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Day 3 – From Nelson to Abel Tasman Surroundings

Everyone will tell you Abel Tasman is amazing: that’s a fact. But the Abel Tasman surroundings deserve one or two days if you want to fully enjoy the area.   Split Apple Rock The most Instagram-able rock...

Day 1 and 2 – From Picton to Nelson

After four days well spent in Sydney, I then headed to the South Island. A quick flight Sydney-Wellington over night was followed by my alarm at 4.30AM to book the earliest ferry to the...
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2 Week Trip in the South Island

For my Christmas holidays, I decided to go to the South Island. After spending almost a year and half in New Zealand, I’d never found the time to go there, and because I didn’t...
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The Best Beaches to Visit in Auckland

Living inland for all my life, I am not used to just walking down or driving down to the beach. So I like to take advantage of the great weather and try out different...
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Piha and Kare Kare, a Perfect One-Day Trip

I know, as I write this, it has been raining a lot these last few days. However, summer is coming and Piha and Kare Kare are two great spots for an afternoon out of...
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How to Deal with Homesickness When Working Abroad

Homesickness is a natural reaction to being in a foreign country and is something everyone experiences to some degree. We’ve all had moments of taking a glass-half-empty view of a new environment. Most of...

White Island

By far, one of the greatest experiences in the North Island. By. Far.   After a night in a beach house next to Tauranga (jacuzzi included and for only $60 the night, one of the many...

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