North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 2

Day 2 I headed out to Hobbiton for the morning where I toured around the exterior set used in the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit movies. It was interesting to see this set but was also a little over priced for what we were doing as we were just walking around in a…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 1

Day 1 was travel day.  I flew from Christchurch up to Auckland where I picked up my micro camper van and started my journey around the island.  My only stop of the day was at Bridal Veil Falls outside of Hamilton.  The falls was beautiful and it was a nice short hike down to the…

Southland

After finishing up work I headed south for the weekend to see the dramatic landscapes of Southland and Fiordland. Day 1 consisted of a big day of driving south to get to Kaka Point where I went in search of penguins and lighthouses. My first stop was out to the point to see the rock…

Kaikoura

During my last adventure I had some company which was a nice change from usually travelling alone. Romy, who just arrived in New Zealand to work on the same farm that I did joined my adventure. It was an interesting drive up to Kaikoura due to the state highway still being closed due to earthquake…

Queenstown & Milford Sound

Queenstown is the adrenaline capital of New Zealand and I think I gave it a run for all its worth with my Bungy and Swing.  I headed down to Queenstown on my last 3 days off of work.  On the Friday afternoon when I arrived the first thing I did was bungy jump off the…

Dunedin

As it turns out I headed back to Dunedin on many occasions after my first trip down the coast.  The second time I was in Dunedin I toured the Speights Brewery and took in the Mary Poppins Musical; both of which were awesome.  The brewery tour took us throughout the production of their beer and…

Iceland’s Food Adventures

While I was concerned with what type of food I would find in Iceland and was not completely surprised when I barely ate any meat then entire time I was here and much to some disappointment I ate a lot of pasta, there were days where we treated our selves and tried new things and…

Melbourne Layover 2017

On my way back to New Zealand from Thailand I had around about a 14 hour layover in Melbourne before my flight to Christchurch.  I used all 14 of those hours to my advantage.  My adventure actually started in the airport in Melbourne as my flight landed early and about 3 other planes landed late…

Thailand 2017

I arrived in Thailand in the late morning of July 1st and had all day to explore Chiang Mai before Brooke and Laura arrived that evening. My day consisted of touring temples within the city, a fish spa experience and a foot massage. The temples were amazing in terms of architecture. All different types of…

Fiji 2017

I am not sure if I can even come up with the words that will express how incredible my time in Fiji was.  When I was first planning my trip to Fiji I was nervous as this was my first solo vacation.  Yes I have been travelling on my own for work and school but…

The (north) West Coast

The north part of the West Coast was just as beautiful as the southern half of it.  Day 1 was spent driving through Arthur’s Pass up to Greymouth and on to Westport.  I didn’t spend much time in Greymouth but I did walk along the flood wall for a bit and read about the history…

Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is located outside Christchurch on 80 hectares of land.  This park is classified as an open range zoo.  Orana is present internationally with its zoo-based breeding program for exotic and endangered animals.  The Orana Wildlife Trust is dedicated to environmental preservation and conservation of endangered animals.  Their breeding programs are designed as…