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Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known as the 8th wonder of the world, it is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand and with it’s stunning beauty – it’s no wonder (pardon the pun). It’s raw beauty has charmed us so...

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After an amazing holiday up in Northland, we decided to take the ‘scenic’ way back to Wellington. With a plan for a quick stop in Raglan, we pulled out our trusty NZ Frenzy book to see if there were any ‘hidden gems’ along that way that we shouldn’t miss. Sure...

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One of the activities I was most looking forward to during our trip to Northland over the holidays was taking our cute little 2WD Toyota Ractis to 90 mile beach. Stretching along the western coast of the far north from Ahipara to Scott Point (just south of Cape Reinga)...

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During our trip to Northland over the Christmas break we were hoping to take in at least one overnight walk as it had been a few weeks since we had been out in the bush. Based on all my research the track that continued to come up on forums and...

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Scuba diving is something that’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve always dreamed of exploring the underwater world filled with colorful fish, beautiful coral reefs and historic ship wrecks. Although both Jordan and I were certified in the Great Lakes in Canada a number of...

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If there’s one thing we’ve been looking forward to trying again, it was blokarts – but on the beach! While researching things to do in Northland over our Christmas holiday, we came across Ahipara Adventures who not only offer blokart rentals on the beach but rent sandboards for an epic sand dune...

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Ever since we climbed Mount Taranaki last summer it’s been on our list to tackle it in the winter once we had enough confidence and experience with mountaineering. Waiting for the right weather window, we finally saw an opportunity at the beginning of December and made a last minute decision...

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During our trip to complete the Heaphy Track, we decided to start in Karamea and walk it the opposite direction as most. Our trusty NZ Frenzy guide raved about this charming little area so we made an effort to make the 100km detour that many tourist skip on their way down the west...

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After an exciting first Mountaineering experience up at Mount Ruapehu, we were eager to get up in the mountains again. So when the Wellington Section of the NZ Alpine Club put out the call for folks interested in climbing Te Ao Whekere – the 2nd highest peak in the...

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