That’s right, what food and drink, not where! If I was sharing restaurants, we would be here a VERY long time. If you’re visiting New Zealand and want to try some typical Kiwi foods that are unique to Aotearoa, give these a try!   Charlie’s Feijoa Fizz I just found this bad boy today, it’s delicious […]

Turquoise water smashes up against the rocks and rushes into a little cove that we know as Te Arai Point, you can see why it’s a popular place to spend the Summer. You’re able to climb the Point to give a 360 degree panorama perspective of the surrounding beach or climb over the rocks to find your […]

The Kai Iwi Lakes consist of 5 lakes, the main attraction being Lake Taharoa which features crystal blue water. So vibrant, it stands out instantly when driving past on Kai Iwi Lakes Road in contrast to all the greenery surrounding it. The pale blue ring around the lake indicates the shallow water level making the Lake safe […]

Whangarei Falls is located just off State Highway 1, so it makes a magnificent pit stop on your way up North. With the viewing platform less than 2 minutes from the car park, you could pop in for 10 minutes and still leave content. Those with more time can adventure down to the base of the […]

Only a 40 minute walk up and over  the hills of Matapouri, you will be lead to a beautiful array of rock pools, the largest known as the Mermaid Pool. Level: Easy-Moderate 40 minutes each way Involves up hill, but relatively simple Article supplied by

Also referred to as the Kairara Rocks, the Duke’s Nose trail boasts breath taking views that may as well be found in Indonesia. To start the trail you have two options: Take a boat or water taxi to Lane Cove from Totata North or Whangaroa Walk the Wairakau Stream Track (aprox 2 hours) Once reached […]

The very tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. Take a relaxed walk to the iconic lighthouse and lookout to the endless horizon. This is where the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea collide, and is also a very spiritually significant area to the Maori. There are also 2 great campgrounds nearby if you are willing to […]

When you stand before the ancient Kauri trees you are in the presence of living entities that were mature trees before any human came to these shores. Learn of legends, gods & myths Waipoua Forest – the best preserved and largest of the remaining Kauri Forests in New Zealand. This is the domain of Tane […]