New Zealand

Palmerston North: what’s going on here? So a couple of days ago we arrived in the North Island city of Palmerston North, stayed in the grand historic hostel of the Railway Hotel Backpackers, and
We spotted them in the distance when we first arrived in Palmerston North: the wind farm. Sat on the hills of Te Apiti above the Manawatu River it looks like it could be the most scenic wind farm we&#
We might be off the beaten track somewhere in the remote Ruahine Ranges, but little do we know that a track is going to start beating us on a 4WD off roading adventure today! The road to a rough adven
“Do you want to go for a horse trek?” Kimberley from Makoura Lodge asks us as we’re working in the fancy conference room of the lodge this morning. Hell yeah, we do! This is the kind
One last activity before we leave the luxurious and adventurous Makoura Lodge: claybird shooting. We’ve done a 4×4 Safari with Hugh, a horse trek with Kimberley, and now it is Chris’
The Kapiti Coast: Wellington’s fancy seaside district made famous by its ice cream and cheese. That’s where we are today and we can’t wait to start exploring. Our room in the Moana L
Just 10 minutes down the road from our seaside hostel, Moana Lodge, is an obstacle course reaching more than 30 metres in the trees. It’s called Adrenalin Forest, and we are keen as a bean! So w
You know what, we’ve spent the last two days in Plimmerton on the Kapiti Coast and we still haven’t had a look around the Porirua suburb itself. Here we are sat in the comfort of the rathe
This is it, guys! We’re finally reaching it: New Zealand’s capital city! The Big Windy. (An unofficial but extremely appropriate title). We are not even sh*tting you here, but as soon as w
It’s free, it’s big, it’s New Zealand’s national museum: The Te Papa Museum! That’s our Wellington activity of the day, which is perfect because it’s raining anyway
Did you know that Wellington, or more specifically, the Miramar Peninsula, is a blockbuster-making hub?! It is home to a selection of movie studios, but more famously, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop.
Somewhere deep in the native bush, on an offshore island of New Zealand, where a little amount of men have ever been, is a sanctuary for New Zealand’s native bird species. Well, all of that is t
It has been non-stop since arriving in Wellington. The capital city has provided us with a museum visit that has exceeded all expectations and beyond, a free tour around Parliament, a behind-the-scene
This is it! South Island, we’re coming to get you! Final vehicle check-in for the ferry to Picton, South Island is at 7.30, so we are waiting in a queue of vehicles at the Wellington Interisland
Life in the South Island, or more specifically, the Tombstone Backpackers, begins with freshly baked scones. Yum! Can you believe this is the free breakfast of the hostel?! Now Robin is pumped to hop