Towering mountains coated in a thick layer of bushy green trees rose out of the ground whilst birds of prey with red, brown and white plumage soared through the air. Satisfied looking cows munched on the luscious grass in vast fields, rivers ran a dazzling grey path through and a goat perched on a table, … More On Route To Franz Josef
Water spouting from the ground, surrounded by a thick cloud of steam and the sound of traditional Maori songs in the distance. That was what I spent my morning experiencing when we paid a visit to the Whakerewarewa Living Maori Village here in Rotorua. * * * * * * * * This morning I … More A Geothermal Sauna Experience
Eggs…rain…eggs…rain; these are the sights and smells I encountered upon first arrival in Rotorua. Hmmmm. Perhaps not quite the introduction to the town I had imagined but it seems like a lovely place and I’m looking forward to getting to know it better. * * * * * * Waking up at 8:30am to the … More To Rotorua!
People quickly crossing in front of you, shouting across to each other and quite clearly in a hurry. I was well aware that as a city, Auckland was a busy place but I hadn’t quite expecting it to be this bad! After waking up and checking out of the alright but-not-the-best hostel by 10am, we … More A Day In Auckland
Drip, drop, drip, drop….not the most promising of starts to the day but it was how our last day in Kerikeri, and indeed the Bay of Islands, began. Oh dear. At 9:30am this morning, I opened my eyes, saw the rain pelting down outside and then rolled over. Oh no. It was really disappointing to … More Rain Before The Falls
Today we decided to go back into the centre to go and have a look at and a swim in the lagoon. Firstly though, I wanted to go back to the market to have a proper look as I’d missed out on one yesterday. It was just as hot as yesterday but I didn’t care, … More Lazing in the Lagoon
I was very excited for today as we were finally leaving built up Brisbane for Hervey Bay, the place renowned for it’s humpback whale visitors. Although we were visiting towards the end of the whale season, I was optimistic that we’d see some and I was really, really excited to go out on a boat … More Bound for Hervey Bay