North Island –

The Best Beaches in Northland

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Introducing our top contenders for the best beaches in Northland, New Zealand. The Northland beaches are rarely-if-ever-crowded, typically sheltered with squeaky whitesand. Doesn’t it sound like a dream?


Locals Travel Guide to Northland

A locals tips for the best things to do in Northland, New Zealand. I know the South Island gets most of the good press (& a lot of the tourists) but there is so much beauty to be explored in the North Island.


10 Best Activities in Northland

Listing the best 10 activities in Northland, New Zealand. Featuring waterfalls, secluded beaches & cool towns!


South Island –

Queenstown on a Budget

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Spending the best 24 hours in Queenstown on a budget – can it be done? Why yes, yes it can. Queenstown is a stunningly beautiful town with loads to do. And what’s even better is that a lot of my favourite things here are free. I guess, that’s the beauty of living in such a naturally majestic place.


Ultimate Photography Guide to Queenstown

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Photography in Queenstown – a local’s guide to the best spots to shoot. Together with 27 of our prettiest pictures of Queenstown


Locals Guide to Queenstown

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I have been renting and working full-time in Queenstown for two years now so I think I’m a pretty reliable source for the best things to do in Queenstown on a budget. Fun & cheap things to do are high on our radar. Without further ado here’s our local’s guide to enjoying Queenstown on a budget.


Milford Sound – Which Cruise to do

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There are many things you should take into consideration before deciding on the best Milford Sound Cruise for you. Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful & dramatic places in the world. In fact, Rudyard Kipling re-named it the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. Milford Sound is New Zealand’s number one tourist attraction, attracting over 800,000 visitors a year.


Milford Sound Swing – How to Find it

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Ah, the Milford Sound swing – you’ve probably seen the gorgeous photos on your Instagram feed. That’s how I first came across it. The Milford Sound swing has the most epic view of Mitre Peak and the surrounding Milford landscape. So, I was obviously very keen to check it out on our recent visit to Milford Sound.


Self-driving to Milford Sound

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We 100% recommend self-driving to Milford Sound. You can drive at your own pace, stop at all the pretty sights for a photo, make an all-important coffee pitstop, stop when you need a bathroom break. The pro list is endless in our opinion for self-driving to this natural wonder of the world.


Best Cafes on South Island

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Listing 12 of the best cafes on the South Island of New Zealand. From a historic building on the edge of Lake Wakatipu to a cafe next to an airport where you can watch fixed wing planes take off and land whilst you sip your hot brew. These are the very best cafes on the South Island!


Other New Zealand content –

How to Re-locate to New Zealand

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Want to know how to successfully relocate to New Zealand? In September 2017, myself and Paul packed our bags to relocate far far away to the land of looming green mountains, crystal clear lakes or “middle-earth” as it’s commonly called. Yep, you guessed it – we’ve relocated to New Zealand.