Exploring Putangirua Pinnacles: LOTR film location

Lord of the Rings superfans, take a look at this... Recently we took a little drive out of Wellington to have a gander at the Putangirua Pinnacles, a product from mother nature herself which lent themselves wonderfully in LOTR: Return of the King. The pinnacles are within a small national park, I wouldn't describe the … Continue reading Exploring Putangirua Pinnacles: LOTR film location

Climbing Mount Taranaki

I wanted to post about my recent hike up Mount Taranaki, my first mountain climb! My boyfriend grew up in Taranaki (situated in North Island, New Zealand) and has climbed the mountain once before a few years ago and since meeting him I've always been wanting to return to his hometown and climb the mountain … Continue reading Climbing Mount Taranaki

Wellington: A Weekend in Pictures

A wonderful weekend in Wellington. Southern Cross restaurant is my favourite place to eat in Wellington with a range of delicious vegetarian dishes! Walking the, 'sea to city,' walkway which has some fantastic views. Big kids at heart, we stopped by one of the many playgrounds the city has to offer. This one, central park, … Continue reading Wellington: A Weekend in Pictures

Bridal Veil Falls

The wonderfully named Bridal Veil Falls is a spectacular 55m waterfall, situated a short drive away from the popular tourist destination Raglan, New Zealand. It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the bottom of the fall where they have an awesome walkway and some seats waiting for you. Sadly, however, swimming is strictly prohibited as … Continue reading Bridal Veil Falls

Marokopa Falls & Mangapohue Natural Bridge

For those of you who have followed my recent blog posts you may have noticed a trend...waterfalls! My boyfriend in particlaur loves them for jumping/climbing reasons. For me, it's their beauty. We've lost count of how many waterfalls we've seen around Australia, Europe and now New Zealand but one thing is for sure, there's many … Continue reading Marokopa Falls & Mangapohue Natural Bridge

Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach

The Coromandel Peninsula of North Island, New Zealand, is a stunning setting for a road trip. We drove silently along the coast line taking in all the beautiful surroundings as we headed towards Cathedral Cove. It was not far off sunset by the time we arrived so as we started our 45 minute walk to … Continue reading Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach

Huka Falls

Wow! I've heard a lot about Huka Falls since I have been in New Zealand and this past week I had the chance to see them. Situated in Taupo on the Waikato River, the falls have to be one of the most beautiful I have seen in terms of colour and most impressive in power. … Continue reading Huka Falls

NZ Roadtrip: Mt Damper Falls & Waitanguru Falls

Finally! After being stuck in Wellington since early October, we've been given the chance to escape and explore north island over our Christmas/New year break from work. Our roadtrip started on Friday where we left Wellington and headed north to the town my boyfriend grew up in, Stratford, Taranaki, where we spent the night at … Continue reading NZ Roadtrip: Mt Damper Falls & Waitanguru Falls

Fireworks light up Wellington’s Harbour

Guy Fawkes was postponed from Wednesday 5th until Saturday 8th in Wellington this year, it was sure worth the wait though. We were fortunate enough to watch the display from my partners grandparent's apartment on Mount Victoria, high above the crowds below. Smiley face and heart shaped fireworks were definitely a highlight and the beautiful … Continue reading Fireworks light up Wellington’s Harbour