Tag Archive: New Zealand

Five things to do on a rainy day in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

I have very varied luck when it comes to the weather and travelling. Sometimes it goes well – like the fact that the March rain that always occurs in Queensland stopped for the one day of my birthday both of…
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A city rebuilding: why Christchurch is worth a stop on your New Zealand trip

Christchurch New Zealand tram

Last year, when I was planning my New Zealand trip, the first thing that came to mind when I thought of Christchurch, New Zealand, was the devastating earthquake of 2011 which ravaged the city. As someone with a deep interest…
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Why you should take the ferry between New Zealand’s North and South Islands

New Zealand ferry between North and South Island in dock at Picton viewed from the cliff

I’m a big fan of boats, and, beyond that moment of excitement of the plane speeding up and taking off, not the biggest fan of flying. So whenever I need to make a journey that involves crossing a body of…
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In search of New Zealand’s volcanoes: Auckland, Rotorua and Taupo

Kuirau Park Rotorua geothermal park volcanoes New Zealand North Island

When I told people that I was going to visit New Zealand on my way home from Australia, they all told me to head straight to the South Island for its stunning scenery. However, the thing that had drawn me…
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