Chances are if you are planning a trip to New Zealand, Rotorua will be high on your list of places to visit. A geothermal wonderland located on New Zealands North Island. Rotorua is known for its bubbling hot pools, exploding geysers, cultural experiences, stunning diverse countryside, adventure sports and much more. It really is jammed packed with things to see and do. As you can imagine though it can also…

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Our New Zealand road trip was a long time in the making, we had been dreaming of visiting for years and had finally made it a reality. We made the decision to tour the country in a small campervan to allow us the flexibility to go wherever we wanted. We really liked the idea of making it up as we went along. Prior to travelling we had set out a…

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One of my favourite memories from our New Zealand adventure was taking the Interislander Ferry from Picton to Wellington. It was a journey that almost didn’t happen. We had planned to fly from Christchurch to Wellington but a last minute change of plans saw us driving from Christchurch to Picton to jump onboard the Interislander Ferry as foot passengers. You can read why we changed our minds here. I am…

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We have recently returned from three weeks touring New Zealand in a small campervan. It was the first time we had travelled in a van as a family, we are reasonably light travellers anyway but we knew that we needed really travel with the bare minimum this time. Now that we are back I thought I’d share with you what we packed and did we get it right? As well…

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The story begins back in November 2017 when we booked our flights to New Zealand, we would be spending 19 days in the land of the long white cloud. We had absolutely no idea what our plans where, how we would get around, where we would stay and at that point we still weren’t sure we would attempt to see both islands. About two days after booking our flights I…

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