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Jordan and I have spent a lot of time exploring New Zealand, but we haven’t had much time to explore what is in our own backyard here in Wellington. The Makara Walkway has been on our list for some time and with the beautiful forecast in store for the...

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After spending a week touring the South Island with our friends Brent and Kristina, we made our way towards Bluff to catch the ferry to Stewart Island to tackle our 8th Great Walk. A 39km 3-day walk, the Rakiura Track follows the coastline along beautiful beaches before crossing into...

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Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world – packed with adrenaline filled activities, you can go bungy jumping, hang gliding, flyboarding and so much more in this awesome little city! One activity we have been looking forward to was the Shotover Canyon Swing. Crowned as The World’s Highest Cliff Jump,...

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Having spent quite a bit of time in Milford Sound already – seeing it in the rain, the sun and along the Milford Track Great Walk – we were looking forward to having a more intimate experience kayaking Milford Sound while Brent and Kristina were visiting. We had an incredible...

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While planning their trip to visit us, Brent & Kristina mentioned they would like to go horseback riding while in the South Island. Known as a top location for horseback riding, and famous Lord of the Rings filming location, Glenorchy was a perfect place for us to take in...

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One of our readers Jennie recommended we check out Tunnel Beach on our next visit to Dunedin. One of her and her husband’s favourite spots while they lived in New Zealand, we put it on our ‘to do’ list and with our last minute plan to explore the Catlins...

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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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