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Breath Taking Views


Before leaving Rotorua, we stopped for brekkie where Nate managed to feed a bird out of his hand that flew to our table!

Kiwi Experience picked us up and we stopped at Te Puia where we got a great discount for a guided tour. 1,057 more words

An Idiot in New Zealand

I get that it’s pretty and all that but what I don’t get is why I have to climb this volcano to appreciate it. I honestly, haven’t seen a single Hobbit or Dwarf since we’ve been here and that is very disappointing. 563 more words


Mangatepopo Hut (Flashback)

#1 – 1st January 2012

This hut is particularly special (at least to me) as it is the hut that launched my passion and is where it all began :) 293 more words

Central Plateau, New Zealand

The wife and I have been meaning to do the Tongariro Crossing again for a few years now. We awoke Monday 28th of December and were happy to see the forecast for Tuesday would be prefect weather, and by 7:30am we were booked. 287 more words

Landscape Photography

The last stage

My second time round in Christchurch was different from my first, mainly because I had now turned to a life of crime. With a morning flight and running out of money I had the ingenious idea of sleeping at the airport, that was it was an ingenious idea until I found out the airport isn’t open 24 hours. 1,899 more words

Travel Diaries

One Simply Does Walk Into Mordor: Tongariro Crossing

Ever since I first came to Taupo a month or two ago, I’ve been mentally preparing myself to do the Tongariro Crossing. The crossing is rated as the best day walk in the world and at 7-9 hours long, it seemed a bit daunting. 418 more words

Mini Excursion

On the bus we were offered the activity of going on the sailing boat on Lake Taupo, an activity we were offered on the Southbound bus but the boat was too full meaning some of us couldn’t do it. 851 more words