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Since arriving in New Zealand we’ve been looking forward to a winter weekend getaway to take in our first ski field experience! Having both skied since we were very young we were looking forward to see how the hills here compared to the ski life in Canada. Booked for...

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On our first stop of our winter weekend road trip to the South Island, we hopped onto the Spirit of Queenstown for a cruise over Lake Wakatipu. It was clear spring was just around the corner as the snow capped mountains glistened in the sun. The large catamaran glided...

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Flyboard like a superhero in Queenstown, New Zealand! Flyboarding was an adrenaline packed adventure that felt unreal. Cruising through the air and dolphin diving under the water was a crazy experience. Highly recommended to anyone travelling to Queenstown. We loved it so much we did it three times! If...

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We’ve been living in New Zealand for nearly a year now and have settled into ‘Living a Kiwi Life’. Although there are many similarities between New Zealand and Canada, there are quite a few subtle differences. Many people have asked what Life in New Zealand is like, so for Part...

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Up on an early Sunday morning on our second day in Tonga, we decided to take in an unguided walk to Lakufa’anga Cliffs and Ha’aluma Beach with two UK medical students we met – Ed and Dave. The local taxi driver (who also happens to be the local preacher)...

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Rakiura Track on Stewart Island was our 8th Great Walk.  Located at the very bottom of New Zealand, Rakiura Track follows the coastline along beautiful beaches before crossing into the nature reserve filled with much of New Zealand’s unique bird life. Check out our blog from Rakirua Track

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We first heard about Tonga when we were introduced to some friends last summer who had just moved back from living in New Zealand. They recommended we escape the damp, cold winters of New Zealand and plan for a holiday in Tonga – a small island just south east of...

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One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned since moving to New Zealand and ‘Living a Kiwi Life’ is to appreciate our free time and take advantage of the opportunity to get out and explore. Before leaving Canada we were working full time and taking our MBA part time, and we slipped...

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ZORB, Zorbing, Sphereing – all names for rolling down a hill in an inflatable ball! New Zealand inventions are the best! These giant balls are insanely fun and a must do at ZORB Rotorua. This has been on our bucket list for some time and was an amazing experience....

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