New Zealand

When backpacking in New Zealand, it’s not uncommon to meet some locals to take you on some epic little adventures. Just look at when we took a crazy trip in a trailer to Fossil Canyon, pretended
Our final day in Opotiki has to go out with a bang with its most famous attraction: the Motu Trails! We were never going to leave the Bay of Plenty town without experiencing at least one of the three
A morning at Ohope simply has to involve getting out on the water. With long-stretching beaches and Whale Island no too far out into the distance on one side of the settlement and Ohiwa Harbour on the
Whakatane is such a crazy place. Nowhere else in New Zealand have we been to an urbanised area where forests full of wildlife are your next door neighbours. We certainly found that yesterday when hear
Update: Tours to White Island are not currently operating. Alternative tours with White Island Tours are available. We’ve seen it taunting us on the horizon for the last few days blowing off st
Autumn in New Zealand often means rain… Lots of rain. Nevertheless, the show that is 365 Days: 365 Activities must go on! It turns out there are heaps of ways to spend a rainy day in Rotorua 
When you step our of your hostel and the smell of sulfur licks your face, you know you’re in Rotorua! The city is a geothermal hotbed. When walking or driving around the city, it’s easy to
Rotorua seems to have everything, doesn’t it? It has an unusual landscape of geothermal activity; it has Maori culture; it has adventure activities; and as we are about to find out today, Rotoru
Today, we are going to run into the heart of a volcanic crater! Simple! Rotorua is, of course, famous for its geothermal activity which we have already discovered at Orakei Korako and Kuirau Park. But
Kia Ora from Rotorua, home of Maori cultural experiences! Finally, the time has come for us to immerse in the Maori culture ourselves by staying in a traditional-style Maori village overnight! That
What’s a trip to Rotorua without a cheeky Luge ride? Admittedly, we took one tiny ride in the downhill go-karts during the Crankworx Festival when we first arrived in the city. It was just there
Before we came to New Zealand, we just assumed these “kiwi birds” were everywhere – waiting for you to leave on the street so they could steal the crumbs of your lunch, stealing your
Nowhere sums up Rotorua quite like Te Puia! The attraction easily accessed from the city encapsulated two of the most famous things Rotorua is known for: geothermal activity and the Maori culture. It&