New Zealand opens up to Aussie Travellers!

New Zealand is reopening its border to Australia starting 19th April. What does it mean for the future of international travel for Aussies?

New Zealand or Australia? Which One for What?

Ahhh hello yes. It’s a rivalry that sort of exists between two virtual neighbours – Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the world’s smallest continent, a large wide land of deserts, rain forests, beaches, mountains and more. New Zealand on the other hand is smaller. Comprised principally of the North and South Island, and is …

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Rangitoto Island – Climbing a Volcano (New Zealand)

Before I headed to New Zealand I did a bit of research. There was an island, a short ferry ride from Auckland with a volcano on it that people happily climbed! ‘Yes!’ I thought, that sounds bloody awesome! I’ll do that! And so I knew straight away the thing I most wanted to do when …

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Mitai Maori Village Rotorua

Before heading to New Zealand, my wife was very keen to see one of the Maori Cultural Shows. Rotorua I was told was the best place for them, so we had it on our ‘to do’ list for Rotorua. Funky Green Voyager Hostel recommended the Mitai Maori Village, although they had discounts to another two …

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Wednesday Review – Funky Green Voyager Youth Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

Yes – I was finally back at a Youth Hostel after such a long absence. To be honest, even $30 which I was occasionally dolling out for guesthouse in Myanmar is much more than I would usually pay for a room. So it’s kind of ironic that I paid $NZ77 a night for a double …

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The Colours of Waiotapu

The Waiotapu Thermal Springs is one of the most amazing places we saw in our short stay in New Zealand. Done on a short trip/tour from Rotorua, we took half a day to explore and walk around the springs. As for most of the attractions around but not actually in Rotorua, transport is a bit …

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Seven on Sunday – Travel Moments of 2015

It seems the whole world of blogging decided to do a review of their 2015 highlights recently. Well, I didn’t think of it until I saw everyone doing it because I’m a follower, not a leader. So, a little later than those who did it last year, here’s mine to kick of my blogs (that …

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Getting Your Hobbit On. At Hobbiton, New Zealand.

Yes, my obsession with ridiculous titles for my blog posts shows no signs whatsoever of abating! I’m not sure if everyone is aware, but the farm used for ‘The Shire’ as part of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films is now a tourist attraction. It’s basically a large number of various sized doors …

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Seven on Sunday – High Towers of the World

Today’s post has come about because on my recent trip I went to two high towers to see the views in Sydney and Auckland. It’s always a fun thing to do when you arrive in a city, to find a high tower often purpose built for the views (along with communication reasons too), so here …

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