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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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Milford Sound is one of the most unique and beautiful places in New Zealand so it was at the top of the ‘must see’ list for our parents while visiting. Jordan and I had done a cruise back in October on a drizzly, foggy day so we were looking...

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Jeanette and Russell asked us back in November if we would like to go on a 3-day Kayak expedition through Doubtful Sound with them while they’re visiting in New Zealand. Known as the “Sound of Silence” for it’s calmness and serenity, we jumped at the opportunity to experience the...

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We kicked off our South Island Trip with a plan to do the Routeburn Track with Jordan’s parents, Jeanette and Russell. They did great on our weekend doing the ULTIMATE Tongariro Alpine Crossing so they were up for the challenge to tackle their first official Great Walk and our seventh...

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My parents arrived yesterday and on their first full day in New Zealand we decided to head up the Wairarapa coastline to Castlepoint – just north of Wellington. It was named by Captain Cook in 1770 who was struck by the similarities of Castle Rock to the battlements of...

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