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Road Trip - Tongariro Terror

22nd February 2015

What had originally started as an idea for a relaxed road trip with friends before uni started quickly turned into a “let’s go to Tongariro for an 8 hour hike!”. 710 more words


My last week on the North Island

After leaving Matakana, my first stopover was a night in Rotorua. I chose to take public transit with Intercity and was able to purchase a pass for a certain number of hours that I… 1,035 more words


Localism and Immigration: An Interview with Rachel

Rachel is an old friend of mine. We lived in a flat together for ages. Rach has also lived in a ridiculous number of places around New Zealand, has lived in China, and now has been working as an immigration lawyer for just over a year. 2,537 more words

Tripping in Taupo, Part I

This post is less about tripping Beatles-style and more about legitimate tripping around terrific, tremendous Taupo.  Great Lake Taupo, situated in approximately the middle of the North Island, is diverse in its tourist offerings.   316 more words

New Zealand

Adventures around the North Island

Hello world!

I’ve been very absent from my blog recently, mainly because I’ve just been working and living for the weekend (a dreaded past time of mine!) but it has to be done. 1,252 more words


Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Part 2 of Rotorua and Taupo)

Day 5: Tongariro Crossing and Mount Doom

Possibly the hardest thing that I have ever done. The Tongariro Crossing is 19.4km and takes about 6 hours. 382 more words

Gap Year

New Zealand: High skies, cave lows plus the way the Hakka goes!

Anyone would think you would get bored of mountains and lakes in New Zealand but not me. Every part had it’s own element of beauty. There was us in thinking the best bits of the South Island New Zealand were over after Queenstown. 2,776 more words