Saying good bye is always hard – Saying good bye to NZ is even harder

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For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to go to New Zealand and travel around the two islands. So I was really looking forward to fulfilling my dream of exploring this beautiful country. Mat visited New … Continue reading

Waiotapu – Sacred Waters

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Waiotapu means sacred waters in Maori and a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland explains why. Located pretty much in the middle of the Taupo Volcanic area, Wai-O-Tapu is New Zealand’s most extensive active geothermal area, covering 18 square km. It … Continue reading

Walking on the moon & swimming in hot springs

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It turns out you don’t have to travel out to space to walk on the moon, you just have to go to Taupo. Well sort of… We arrived to Taupo around midday, after a brief stop at Turangi, but the … Continue reading

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Tongariro National Park is not only the oldest national park in New Zealand, it is also a World Heritage Site and the home to Mordor and to top it all off it is still an active volcanic area. Due to … Continue reading

Coffee at 2010m ASL

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On our way to Whakapapa Village, we drove up to Skotel Alpine Resort, a ski resort on Mt. Ruapehu, one of the worlds largest active volcanos! During the summer months parts of the resort stays open and keep the chair … Continue reading

Off the beaten track

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We arrived to Wellington and decided to spend the day walking around town to check out some more places, but mostly because we were suffering from meat with-drawls. With meat in general being so expensive in the supermarkets in New … Continue reading

Leaving the South Island

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After Kaikoura we headed north on the SH1, the road continues to hug the coast line for a while before it turns inland towards the small town of Blenheim. We made a brief snack stop there before heading on to … Continue reading


When we arrived to Kaikoura it wasn’t exactly a bright and sparkly day, it was grey, moody and rain drizzle hanging in the air. They’d just had a dusting of snow over the nearby mountains, adding to the chill in … Continue reading

Timaru & Australasian Bike Polo Championships 2013

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We spent a very wet, but fun filled weekend in Timaru at the Australasian Bike Polo Championships, 15-17th March. Mat played with a Melbourne based team and they did really well and they came second. We had such a great … Continue reading


On our way from Queenstown to Mt Cook we stopped off at the cutest and quaintest little town. Arrowtown is a small town, only about 20 km north east of Queenstown, just a short trip off Highway 6. It has … Continue reading