New Zealand Travel


Travelling 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 and Wellington 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.

Articles from New Zealand

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…