Narnia Filming Locations

The Narnia chronicles were an incredible part of my childhood – the magic in each story greater than the last, all exquisitely crafted by C. S. Lewis. While New Zealand is perhaps most famously known for being the surreal backdrop of the Lord…

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10 FAQs About Van Life

Back in February, we bought a little self-contained van while we were living in Wellington. We named her Bongo (since she’s a Mazda Bongo – yes, so creative, we know) and took her out for a few weekend trips in…

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Lord of the Rings Filming Locations

Ahhh, Lord of the Rings. The incredible trilogy, complemented by The Hobbit trilogy, that basically turned New Zealand into one giant film set. It’s been said that every kiwi was or knows someone who was an extra in LotR. It’s not hard to see…

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18 Hikes To Do On the North Island

New Zealand is an outdoor paradise. It’s home to some of the world’s most beautiful national parks, stunning coastline, breathtaking views and world-renowned hiking trails. During my time on the North Island, I hiked over a hundred kilometres of beautiful…

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North Island Roadtrip

After living and working in Wellington for just over five months, our working holiday visas ran out and it was time to move on to the next adventure. We said goodbye to our townhouse, finished up at work, once again…

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15 Waterfalls to See in New Zealand

The past seventeen months living down under in the tiny country sometimes left off of world maps has been nothing short of surreal. New Zealand quickly became my favourite country in the world, not only for its beauty but also…

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Mount Eden Hike

In the heart of Auckland, a short little hike provides impressive views of the city. Mount Eden is an ancient volcano that last erupted 15,000 years ago. A crater was left at a whopping fifty metres deep; you’ll walk the…

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75 Things to Do on the South Island

New Zealand is my favourite country in the world! There’s so much to see – from epic volcanoes to incredible glaciers, sweeping fiords and stunning coastlines. I’ve been living here for a year and a half now and have made…

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