Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hot Water Beach New Zealand

While in the Coromandel I also visited Hot Water Beach where you can dig in the sand for hot spring water and make your own spa pool.  The water is hot in places so be careful.  Hot Water Beach is

Continue Reading

Cathedral Cove Coromandel

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

The Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its pristine waters, beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic landscapes and awesome seafood. The Coromandel Peninsula is also one of the most sparsley populated areas of the North Island and one of the most beautiful.  There

Continue Reading

Sailing the Bay of Islands

During my time in the Bay of Islands I went sailing for the day.  It was a beautiful day and we even got to see some dolphins!  It was a long day out and we helped out on the boat

Continue Reading

Whangarei

Whangarei is a great city in the far north and often used as a base for activities around the Bay of Islands. Captain James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour were the first Europeans to land in the Harbour. 

Continue Reading

New Zealand Road Trip

I took a road trip of the North Island over the Christmas/New Year period.  Most New Zealand businesses shut down over the Christmas period starting as early as the 20th December and in Wellington sometimes goes until Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Continue Reading

Bay of Islands New Zealand

The far north of New Zealand is called the Bay of Islands and it is a gorgeous place. Two things come to mind when I think of Bay of Islands – sunshine and beaches. I took a bus from Auckland

Continue Reading

Waitangi New Zealand

Visiting Waitangi New Zealand From Paihia I went to Waitangi New Zealand where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1840 in the Treaty House (James Busby’s house). The Treaty made New Zealand a part of the British Empire

Continue Reading

Unseen Africa with Francis Tapon.

Today’s guest post is by Francis Tapon who is travelling around Africa to all 54 countries.  I came across Francis’s kickstarter on Gary Arndt’s blog.  Gary went on the same West African Cruise I have booked for next year and

Continue Reading

Moving to New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand In September 2004 I moved to New Zealand with not much context or history.  I had given myself my 20s to travel around the world and as I wasn’t from a commonwealth country I could either

Continue Reading