Splore Festival In New Zealand Plus Packing Essentials

Splore is a music and arts festival set in the stunning Tapapakanga Regional Park just one hour south of central Auckland. Imagine it as New Zealand’s mini Coachella, with wicked art installations and internationally recognised performers, except rather than needing a dust mask to enjoy the atmosphere, you can look forward to a dip in the ocean after dancing your pants off.

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Auckland’s Ultimate Visitors Guide


Dumped on Auckland’s Queen Street, it can be hard to imagine how this sprawling urban metropolis has earned its place among the worlds most liveable cities. As a proud local I know the essence of Auckland lives just outside our central business district, so let me take you on a tiki-tour around my favourite big little city.

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9 Reasons Not to Miss Auckland When You Visit New Zealand

Boasting over one quarter of the countries entire population, Auckland is by far the biggest city in New Zealand. So it came to my surprise when I learnt friends from the UK had no plans to stay in the city on their visit. Queue 9 Reasons Not to Miss Auckland When You Visit New Zealand.

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Where to Eat Vegetarian and Vegan in Auckland


Vegan, Vegetarian or otherwise, you’re sure to enjoy the diverse flavours from these Auckland establishments. In all my travels, Auckland is still one of my favourite destinations to indulge in plant-based cuisine and there’s certainly no shortage of it here.

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7 Kiwi-Approved Auckland Coffee Shops


No weekend in Auckland would be complete without enjoying some of the superb coffee that’s on offer. Maybe I’m a little bias, but I think Auckland has some of the best cafes in the country, so I’m pleased to share my top tips on where to find a New Zealand quality coffee during your visit.

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