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The Catlins are known as one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, remaining nearly untainted by the modern world. After our adventure at Clifden Caves, we headed east past Invercargill along the Southern Scenic Route spending the next two days along the coastline. Curio Bay was one...

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After our heli-rafting and overnight hike to the Welcome Flat hot pool got cancelled due to Cyclone Ita we decided to get off the West Coast and head down to the Southern tip in search for better weather. After 9 hours of driving in the rain we finally hit...

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Cave Stream (also known as Broken River Cave) is a 594m long cave a few kilometres outside Castle Hill. Often missed along the beaten tourist path, this little gem is a unique SELF GUIDED upstream cave walk that can take 1-2hrs to complete! Large entrance to Cave Stream We...

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After an adrenaline filled day sledging, zorbing and luging in Rotorua, we were looking forward to relaxing in the hot pools at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools campsite. We had stayed here back in September when we last explored Rotorua so we knew it was the perfect way to spend a cool...

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I don’t remember the exact day when I learned about Zorbing, but I know as soon as I did, it was IMMEDIATELY added to my bucket list and has been something I’ve been looking forward to since we arrived in New Zealand! Zorb Rotorua Another one of New Zealand’s...

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An action packed white water adventure, sledging down the Kaituna River in Rotorua is a hands on, ‘face in the water’ style of rafting. Equipped with a polystyrene sled propelled by the flippers on your feet, sledging gives you an up close and personal experience with the white water...

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Crazy rock formations always seem to make their way onto our agenda, so when I heard about the South Island’s version of  ‘Elephant Rocks’ I knew we had to make a stop. ‘Elephant Rocks’ A secluded farmers field off the beaten track outside Duntroon, ‘Elephant Rocks’ are massive limestone...

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The drive to Oamaru was a rainy one as Cyclone Iris passed over the South Island. Our first stop was at the Moeraki Boulders Café to try their famous seafood chowder before venturing down to the beach to check out the fascinating ‘concretions’. Moeraki Boulders Since the rain was...

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Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world and I was amazed at how our parents truly embraced that ‘adrenaline junkie’ attitude! My dad was the first to venture into the extreme sports in Queenstown with the Flyboarding session we had. He was the first to jump...

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Ever since I saw the YouTube video of a group of guys flying like superheros with water jetpacks on their feet I knew wanted to try this new sport – Flyboarding!! Propelled by a jetpack attached to a Jetski, the nozzles underneath the special boots provide the thrust to...

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