There may be way more Kiwis (aka New Zealanders) living on the North Island but because most tourists flock to the South Island and the South Island alone, the North Island is actually where you can get more off the beaten path. It may lack the dramatic mountain peaks of the South but it’s far from short on spectacular scenery.Read More
Slow down, you're here.
Waiheke Island's unofficial slogan doesn't really bring up the image of activity and adventure. The island is best known as a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of New Zealand's most populous city. A 40 minute ferry ride from Auckland and you're there - far enough from the big city lights to feel like you've embarked on a remote getaway, but close enough to head back at the end of the day. For travellers seeking adventure without the environmental cost, however, Waiheke will pleasantly surprise you.Read More
Night two saw the addition of a couple of different groups of cyclists to our group of 6 hikers from the first hut. Once again, I was the only international hiker that night. We enjoyed light conversation with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset.Read More
Two weeks into a solo road-trip through the South Island of New Zealand, with a healthy tramping addiction already well in place, the scene was set for another adventure, this time down a less-traveled path.Read More