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Best Things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand

Best Things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand

Our cruise itinerary listed a stop in Christchurch, and I was excited to spend a day exploring the city. But then I discovered we would be disembarking in Akaroa. I decided instead to spend the day exploring this cute little town rather than travelling into...
Best Things to do in Dunedin New Zealand

Best Things to do in Dunedin New Zealand

My recent visit to New Zealand included a short stop in Dunedin. We only had one full day to explore, but we were lucky that it brought back memories of our trip to the city a few years earlier. That time we were able to do a fantastic tour of the popular Cadbury...
Things to do on Stewart Island, New Zealand

Things to do on Stewart Island, New Zealand

A few years ago a group of my friends spent a few days on Stewart Island. I was invited too, but was already travelling in the Middle East so I had to content myself with jealously watching their social media updates instead. Finally I recently got to visit for myself...
Dunedin Street Art

Dunedin Street Art

As I disembarked from my cruise ship at nearby Port Chalmers I was handed a booklet on things to do in Dunedin, New Zealand. As we bused into Dunedin I flicked through the booklet. I already had a list of things I thought we might do during the day, but suddenly...
A 10 Day New Zealand North Island Itinerary

A 10 Day New Zealand North Island Itinerary

New Zealand is one of those smaller countries that seems easy to visit in a week or two. The problem is, there is so much to do and see here that if you try to see the whole country in that time, you will spend all your time travelling and not much time seeing and...
Hobbiton Tour from Tauranga Review

Hobbiton Tour from Tauranga Review

As soon as I started looking at possible shore excursions for my New Zealand cruise, Hobbiton popped up and I knew we were going to go. The best option was to do a Hobbiton tour from Tauranga, a port only an hour from where it is located. Here is my review of the tour...