Hiking Taupo’s Treacherous Mt Tauhara

View across mountain to Lake Taupo

If you’re after a day walk near Taupo, Mt Tauhara is the perfect track. Creeping up dirt crevasse, and trudging through sludgy mud – all in a 2 hour trek.

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Titirangi Village on the Verge of Heaven

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Gazing out across the dewey mountain vista, calm tides and late sun frame the view. Only the faint shuffling of passersby, or clinking cafe cups interrupt the mood.

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The Love Locked Corner of Auckland

Friends admire Auckland's love lock along the waterfront

The love lock trend from Europe has finally made it to Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. We rode from the Lightpath down to the Waterfront to see what all the fuss was about. Check out where to find the locks and if your’s features in our blog.

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Wellington’s Best Brunch & Lunch Spots

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Wellington is setting the bar high with capital culinary experiences. Try French toast with Nutella mousse and orange caramel, or classic hummus and haloumi. These are just a few of the best brunches and lunches to enjoy on your next voyage to the capital. 

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Jim Beam Homegrown Festival 2018

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Jim Beam Homegrown is Wellington’s annual one day festival celebrating the best of New Zealand music along our capital’s waterfront. 2018 performers included Shapeshifter, Elemenop and Savage. Get a feel for the festival and find out what to pack for this wicked event on the waterfront.

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Discovering Dubrovnik In Three Days

Overlooking red roof after red roof to the sea

The first morning I got sight of those burnt orange tiles between white stone and blue sky sure was a sight for sore London eyes. Don’t assume you need to be a Game of Thrones fan to enjoy Dubrovnik – the definition of a bucket list destination.

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First Time Japan Essential Experiences

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Around the age of 11 I took my first visit to Japan, little did I know this would be the beginning of my on again, off again long distance love affair with the land of the rising sun. If you’re looking for a country to immerse yourself in a different culture, Japan is a superb choice. 

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