Why you should include the Coromandel Peninsular on your New Zealand road trip

New Zealand is chock-full of gorgeous scenery and with its epic array of road trip possibilities, the lesser known routes are often overlooked in favour of heading straight down the highway to the main attractions. But the winding back roads of this spectacular country are often as amazing as the destination, after all, you don’t want to miss out on quirky roadside stops like a … Continue reading Why you should include the Coromandel Peninsular on your New Zealand road trip

Waterfalls, kauri forests and secret glowworm caves in wonderful Whangarei

My attempt at a New Zealand road trip didn’t start very well. In the space of the first week we had unwittingly checked into a hippy commune, bought a car, had all our belongings stolen from said car and then been stuck in the middle of nowhere waiting for the car to be repaired. To say the least, it had been an eventful start. I think … Continue reading Waterfalls, kauri forests and secret glowworm caves in wonderful Whangarei

The (pretty disastrous) start to my New Zealand Adventure Part 2: Fire baths, A brief trip to Auckland and the time we lost absolutely everything…

The days at the Fat Cat Traveller’s Community pass in a pleasant blur of lazing around in the sunshine, learning to play guitar, drinking cider and chatting to all the interesting people we meet. In the evenings Continue reading “The (pretty disastrous) start to my New Zealand Adventure Part 2: Fire baths, A brief trip to Auckland and the time we lost absolutely everything…”