Visiting Hobbiton New Zealand Matamata
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…” I was sixteen when I was first introduced to Middle Earth, a world that intrigued me beyond words – in fact, some might even say I was a little obsessed with Hobbits, Elves and Orcs… But, until I was hired by...
Fiji sunset
“How blissfully peaceful,” I thought, unaware that this seemingly postcard-perfect island would turn into a place straight from hell as soon as the sun went down…
unique dining experience Wellington
One of the things we love when visiting a city is diving into its culinary scene. After dining at a few more traditional restaurants in Wellington, we were excited to try out something different: a 360-degree VR (Virtual Reality) dining experience at Wellington’s oldest pub, Thistle Inn. Thistle Inn – built...
Waiotapu Thermal Rotorua
After two months in New Zealand, where we settled into our new home and job, we were happy to find some time to explore part of the North Island. Our first long weekend away saw us exploring the heart of geothermal landscapes, and Maori culture in and around Rotorua. Volcanoes,...
Fiordland cruises Milford Sound
Milford Sound is regarded as one of the top destinations in the world, so while planning our South Island road trip, we didn’t think twice about booking a cruise on this popular fiord. We embarked aboard the Milford Mariner, operated by our hosts Real Journeys, on a spectacular trip across this...
Lake Wakatipu Cruise to Walter Peak
It was a bright sunny, spring day when we arrived in Queenstown, adventure capital of the world. So far, our road trip about New Zealand’s South Island had been packed with hikes and lots of driving, so we decided to slow down and relax with a cruise on Lake...
The hills in Wellington
When we received our offer to work in Wellington, we only had two months to sort out our lives in Vancouver before flying to New Zealand’s capital. We were excited for this new chapter, however, we didn’t have the time to find out more about our new home before landing....