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

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