New Zealand’s top 3 lighthouse destinations not to be missed!!

We love lighthouses!! The beauty, the romance, the charm, what's not to love?! New Zealand is home to some fantastic lighthouse destinations, and while as a top lighthouse fan I have to say they are all fantastic (with some I'm yet to see of course), here are my personal top 3; Castlepoint Lighthouse: A very… Continue reading New Zealand’s top 3 lighthouse destinations not to be missed!!

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They’re everywhere, they’re spectacular, and you have to get out there and get on top of one!

New Zealand peaks!! They are incredible!! I have to confess - I'm a total peak addict. I kind of like collecting things in the outdoors and along with visiting all our backcountry huts I love bagging peaks. I'm no mountaineer though so these peaks are non-mountaineering peaks .... for now ... There are so many… Continue reading They’re everywhere, they’re spectacular, and you have to get out there and get on top of one!

The top 10 places I’ve woken up to in New Zealand …. so far ….

As a keen New Zealand enthusiast, you can imagine I've woken up in some pretty incredible locations. Here's a list of 10 (in no particular order) which I have painstakingly picked as being the best so far. 1. Mt Roberts: Situated in the Nelson Lakes National Park only a few hours walk from the road… Continue reading The top 10 places I’ve woken up to in New Zealand …. so far ….

The Grey Ghost – South Island Kokako

Just lately, in the latest edition of the New Zealand Geographic, there has been an article regarding the plight of the South Island Kōkako. I have spent the day reading it and researching more about this bird and I'm hooked. It makes sense to me to truely believe that this bird could still be out… Continue reading The Grey Ghost – South Island Kokako

Why you would be nuts to miss visiting the North Island!

I often have people asking which island is best, and which island to visit if they have to choose. As a kiwi, I strongly recommend you visit both if at all possible, even if you see less of one and more of the other. I am from the North Island and I currently live in… Continue reading Why you would be nuts to miss visiting the North Island!