We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

New Zealand: North VS South, who wins?

New Zealand has a very well trodden path for backpackers and holidaymakers alike. The landscape and natural beauty across the country is world class and it’s hard to argue with anyone when they say it’s the most picturesque country in the world. But when it comes to the North and South islands, which one is better? Which one has more to offer and which did I personally prefer? The South The South [...]

A Glowworm Enlightenment

Getting ready by stealth so the creepy hostel owner would not see us leave back fired, the guy is everywhere. Fortunately we got away without having to give him a step by step account of what we planned to do today and was on our way on what was going to be a very long day in the car with the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves to break up the drive. The cost of entry is £25 per person, which on a back [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 18th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments

Busted at last

The morning started with a 5km run along the coast of Pahia. It was the first one we had done in the North Island as the Tongariro crossing day hike put our legs out of action for a few days afterwards. It was good to get back out there though and take in the sights with a run to start the day off. After breaky we checked out of Ti Territi Lodge (it sounds nice but it was basically a box room with [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 15th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments

One of the best hikes on the planet?

Since Banff in Canada we have been a bit sceptical about doing other hikes as we just didn’t think anything would ever match the beauty of the Lake Louise and 6 glacier trail. However, New Zealand has the Tongariro crossing, a 19.6 km hike that has often been named the best day hike in the world. We had to find out if these claims were true! It was an early start due to the sheer length of this wa [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments

Hobbits for the day

I was really looking forward to today, we was going to visit Hobbiton, the most recognisable set from the Lord of the Rings. We was booked on the 1PM showing but got delayed leaving our hotel, and the 2 hours drive was a peddle to the metal thrash to get there on time. Fortunately we made it, so what can you expect from a tour of Hobitton? It all started when Peter Jackson was flying over the nort [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:49+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments

Wanaka, what a cracka

Waking up right next to one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand was a real treat this morning, it was somewhat distorted by the amount of condensation on the windows but still beautiful. It was dark when we arrived here yesterday so I quickly grabbed my camera and ran to the shoreline to take a few snaps, there was even a rainbow. Hayley is on a bit on a health kick at the moment and really [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:49+00:00February 17th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, South Island|0 Comments

Happy Valentines

To be honest we both completely forgot it was Valentines day when we woke up this morning. It took me about half hour to remember and I’m pretty sure Nick would have gone all day without realising :) Like Christmas, we didn’t plan to celebrate Valentines and as we have no space for things we can’t exactly buy each other anything to keep. So instead I just got Nick a number of edible items and hid [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:49+00:00February 14th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, South Island|0 Comments

Welcome to the skies

Knowing we had a bed for the next few nights took the pressure off a bit and we headed to Fox Glacier for today’s main activity, Sky Diving. We had always wanted to do a skydive over Dubai but on further reading apparently the conditions there are generally not the best (too much sand). But upon doing some research we came across Fox Glacier apparently the second best Sky Dive in the world thanks [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:49+00:00February 13th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, South Island|4 Comments