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While we were hiking the Lake Waikaromoana Great Walk, a young couple from Auckland told us about a secluded hot water beach that was accessible by boat along Lake Tarawera near Rotorua. After some research we found out a track had just opened a few weeks ago that allowed...

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Ever since we saw the Devin Supertramp (Jordan’s YouTube hero) trike drifting video we’ve been looking for an opportunity to try these cool trike’s out. Luckily Jordan stumbled across a company, Blokart Heaven, that offers trike drifting AND blokart rentals! Two AWESOME New Zealand inventions! Trike Drifting & Blokart...

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As we made our way to Kiwi-land (aka Bay of Plenty), we came across the Waipunga Falls just south of Taupo. A quick turn off the highway gave a beautiful cascading waterfall in the valley below Waipunga Falls  After making a few calls in search for a campsite (most...

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After a fun filled few days in Gisborne, we headed down the coast to the ‘Art Deco Capital of the World’ – Napier. The city had suffered a devastating earthquake in 1931, and rebuilt the city in the ‘Great Gatsby’ era with its rich colorful buildings and street signs....

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Just north of Gisborne is one of the coolest natural phenomenon – The Rere Rockslide (aka Nature’s slip & slide). Along the Wharekopae River, this 60m rock slide is made up of constantly running water over a smooth rock bed that feeds into a cushioning large pool at the...

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Known as a surf town, this small city was a must-see for us due to its famous warm weather and beautiful surf beaches. Gisborne was named after the crew member who first spotted land when Captain James Cook set foot on New Zealand’s shores in 1769. References to the...

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After a 2 month hiatus from the New Zealand wilderness, we were excited to get back on the track for another famous Great Walk. Lake Waikaremoana is one of New Zealand’s largest fresh water lakes and is situated in the North-eastern part of the North Island with a long...

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On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we jumped on our bikes and set off for our first bike ride around the bay. After a quick tour along the shore, Jordan made a sharp right turn up a steep road in search for some breathtaking views. After some leg burning climbs,...

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With the second Hobbit movie, “The Desolation of Smaug” premiering this week, all over the city you can see signs and references to middle earth and the hobbit. Wellington city bus  On my flight to Auckland this week for work, I noticed the sign “Middle of Middle Earth” in...

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Raglan is New Zealand’s best known surf town. The point break is touted as one of the longest left hand breaks in the world. Naturally this place was on my list of must sees, however, it was hard to justify the 7.5 hour drive (each way) until Jenna found...

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