New Zealand

New Zealand: Auckland

After drying off from Black Water Rafting and eating the provided warming soup and bread, we embarked on a 2.5 hour drive to Auckland. Driving in the inner city area didn't phase us too much. Compared to Melbourne CBD, it was much easier! We stayed at Econo Lodge, which was adequate for a night or two, and that's all ...

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New Zealand: Hobbits, Caves & Geysers

Whilst we stayed at Golden Springs, the idea was to be within driving distance of Hobbiton and Rotorua, as there were not a lot of caravan parks in the small towns in the surrounding areas. Hobbiton Movie Set:  501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata Hobbiton has tours running all day but the peak times get booked out easily. ...

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New Zealand: Taupo

We left New Plymouth and headed for the central area of the North Island on our second day. A long drive after New Year's! The Campsite: Golden Springs Holiday Park, 4085 SH 5, midway Rotorua & Taupo, Golden Springs We spent about three nights in the area but immediately regretted our chosen campsite. Most of the ...

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New Zealand: New Plymouth

The Mon's Adventure in New Zealand recap is finally here! Over our short Christmas break, The Adventouriist and I decided to go somewhere not too far to do a bit of camping on the North Island in New Zealand. Unfortunately we didn't have time for both North and South so we decided to save South Island for another time. We ...