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Jordan’s parents (Russell and Jeanette) arrived last week from Canada so for our first weekend together we decided to plan the ULTIMATE Tongariro Alpine Crossing to give them a taste of New Zealand’s amazing walks. Wanting to spread the experience over 2 days (as opposed to the standard day...

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Wanting to take advantage of the Waitangi Day day holiday, we decided to take on another Great Walk – The Whanganui Journey – a 3 day, 88km canoe trip down the Whanganui River. Our friends Eliza and Josh decided to join us and were excited for the adventure! Driving up to...

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With New Zealand being crowned as one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world there is a misconception that you have to spend a lot of money to have fun in New Zealand. Since Jordan and I moved here 5 months ago, we have experienced a number...

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After our summit up Mount Taranaki, we decided to spend the rest of the weekend in New Plymouth to check out the area. Our first stop was the Sugar Loaf Islands, just outside the city. These 7 islands are eroded stumps of an ancient volcanic crater that are scattered...

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Wanting to take advantage of the long weekend, we decided to head up the west coast towards Mount Taranaki to attempt the famous summit track. Back when we were researching the move to New Zealand, when we were first google mapping the country, we noticed what looked like a...

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Today we set out for a tour of New Zealand’s most active volcano – White Island. A secluded island 48km off shore, the 1.5 hour boat ride through the Bay of Plenty was a wet and wide ride as the captain steered through the swells. Steaming mysterious White Island...

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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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