New Zealand Travel

Travel in New Zealand

New Zealand is our other home, we’ve both lived there for over half our lives.  It’s a truly beautiful country and we still have family and part of our heart over there.  Between us, we’ve lived in Auckland,  Wellington and Marton in the North Island, Christchurch and Blenheim in the South Island.  We have dual citizenship, triple for me and while Australia is home now I have no doubt that we will be back in New Zealand regularly.  There are still so many places on our wish list that we haven’t travelled together.

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Rangitoto Island Auckland

25 Fun Things to do in Auckland

Looking for fun things to do in Auckland?  We have you covered with the best places to eat, play and stay in New Zealand’s largest city and our old hometown. Although we now call Australia home we’ve both lived in Auckland for many years before…

Northern Explorer Rail Trip

The Northern Explorer | Auckland to Wellington train trip

The Northern Explorer is one of the great journeys of New Zealand, an Auckland to Wellington train trip on the North Island’s main trunk line.  Join us as we experience the scenery, service and serenity of train travel through this beautiful country. Despite having had…

North Head & Devonport

Devonport & North Head

When we lived in Auckland North Head was one of my favourite spots to take visitors to get a perspective on the city from up high.  I know you can get higher in the sky tower but this is a better view and it’s all…

Ambury Park

Ambury Park in Auckland

You may not have heard of Ambury Park.  It’s an Auckland Regional Park located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour and only a 30 minute drive from the city or 10 minutes from the Airport.  It’s also a working farm, a good picnic spot, has…

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach in Auckland

Auckland city is built around the Waitemata harbour with its beautiful city and north shore beaches.  When we lived there I loved its clean sparkling water, white sand, generally safe swimming and generous scattering of islands to visit.  The downside for me with Auckland beaches…

Monkey at Auckland Zoo

A day in Auckland Zoo

We usually try to incorporate a wildlife experience of some sort into our travels and Auckland Zoo has always been excellent so we took the chance to get back there on our recent visit to New Zealand.  The Zoo was an early adopter of the…

Christmas Lights |

The best Auckland Christmas Lightup

Whether at home or travelling I like to take a drive or walk in the evenings to enjoy the Christmas lights.  If you’re in Auckland, New Zealand this Christmas then the best Auckland Christmas lightup is on Franklin Road.  That’s just off Ponsonby Road which…