Kerosene Creek & Taupo

Kerosene Creek was home to some pretty cool hot springs*. Although it’s a site listed frequently in guide books and travel maps, there were only a few people visiting when we were there.… Continue reading

Rotorua: The Cardboard Town

Although Rotorua is packed with many sorts of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops, the town as a whole simply wasn’t inviting. It felt as though it were constructed simply for the purpose of… Continue reading

Waitomo: The Glow Worm Caves

The main attraction in Waitomo is the Glo Worm Caves. Little strands of glow worm goo hang from the ceiling of many caves in the area, creating an awesome diplay of blueish glowing… Continue reading

Tamarnui

Visiting one of our favorite places, the iSite, we chatted with a lady who shared about her travels around the world, the changes in the New Zealand economy and agriculture. She also took… Continue reading

Paua in Kaikoura

Although the trip around the North Island was only me, Dani, and Rob, my sister’s flatmate Pete decided to accompany us to the South Island. While we were grabbing some necessities from the… Continue reading

Wanganui River Road

Even though I’ve mentioned our day trip and a couple of stops on our South Island road trip, I really should first talk about our mini road trip around the North Island. We… Continue reading

A day trip from Wellington

During my first week in Wellington, we took a short day trip outside of the city to check out ┬áLake Ferry, the Putanginia Pinnacles (rock formation), and Cape Palliser (seal hangout, a.k.a. Matakitakiakupe).… Continue reading

Burgers (& Beer, Inc.) – Christchurch

Although I’ve heard plenty about the recent destruction caused by earthquakes in Christchurch, I didn’t really know what to expect. People still live there…businesses keep cropping up…but I didn’t realize how much impact… Continue reading

Postcard Scenery: The North Island

After arriving in Wellington and spending a few days meeting my sister’s flatmates and exploring the little capital, we headed out for a trip North. Our final destination (for the holidays) was Clive,… Continue reading

A Sad Excuse for an Airline

Jet Star sucks. First, they cancelled my early morning flight about 30 minutes in advance, making my late-night airport roaming totally pointless. Then they delayed my re-booked flight by over an hour. Eventually… Continue reading