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Complete Backpackers Guide to Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua, also known as “that place which smells like eggs”, is a must visit on New Zealand’s North Island. Despite the smell, there is no denying that it is teeming with Māori culture as well as some pretty amazing geothermal activity. This activity of course, being responsible… Continue Reading →

A Very Kiwi Christmas

Every Christmas growing up I spent it at home in the cold British winter doing the usual thing with my immediate family. Some years were slightly different, one year my sister was away and there was the year we did… Continue Reading →

Waewae mo’a – The Kiwi Experience Tribe in Tamaki Māori Village

Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people, of New Zealand. Many backpackers visiting a country wish to learn more about their culture and traditions. I was no exception, so when I had the opportunity to stay overnight at the Tamaki Māori Village in… Continue Reading →

The Nevis Bungy Jump, Queenstown.

Bungy jumping is often named, along with skydiving, as a must do adventure activity for thrill seekers. The thing is, I had always loved the idea of doing a skydive however was less enthusiastic about a bungy jump. It wasn’t that I was scared but just didn’t… Continue Reading →

Why you should go natural for your dolphin swimming experience.

Swimming with dolphins seems to interest a lot of people. Dolphins are such amazing, beautiful creatures. They’re also highly intelligent and very sociable animals. I’m not surprised that so many people would like to see them up close and swim… Continue Reading →

Skydive Taupo – New Zealand

Skydiving was one of the first items on my Bucket List. I think it’s often a popular item on Bucket Lists because it is such a unique experience. I paid for my skydive 3 days after arriving in New Zealand deciding Taupo… Continue Reading →

Au Pairing – What to expect when caring for other peoples children.

I accepted my first ever job Au Pairing nervous yet excited. There was little easing into it though. I arrived to a home with 3 kids under 5 and within a month there was another baby and an 8 year… Continue Reading →

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