Top Pointers for Planning your New Zealand Adventure

New Zealand is an insanely beautiful country with so much to do and see, it can be a challenge to try and fit everything in! Here are some things to consider when planning your adventure. The Roads Depending on where you are driving, but about 80% of the highways in New Zealand are single lane […]

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weta Workshop

Entering a dark curtained theatre room, the walls are covered in plated armour, with swords and axes longer than your arm. An excited hush falls among the group, as the introductory video sparks into life. Snippets of blockbuster movies flick across the screen. All products of the workshop. Welcome to the wonderful world of Weta. […]

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Review: Day Trip to the Great Wall of China

Stairs at the Great Wall of China

Upon booking our flights to New Zealand was agreed on a 10-hour layover in China. The flights were so cheap with the layover and thought we would hang around in the airport, especially as Beijing is one of the largest terminals in an airport. It wasn’t until I was having a chat with my Mum […]

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The Ultimate 15 Kiwi Songs for your New Zealand Roadtrip

One of the most fundamental parts of any road trip is the playlist. Aside from the itinerary and snacks, it is one of the first things that I plan out. Join us in making the perfect New Zealand Playlist as it would not be complete without these great kiwi tunes. Kiwi Roadtrip So True – The Black […]

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What You Need To Know About Tubingen, Germany

Located around a 40-minute drive southwest of Stuttgart is the small little town of Tubingen. History Tubingen has a rich history, with a medieval castle atop one of the many hills dating back to 1078. Home to one of Central Europe’s oldest Universities (Eberhard Karls University) in 1477 and the earliest settlement first recorded during […]

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Getting Lost in the Rotorua Redwoods

Canopy of Redwoods at Rotorua

Rotorua in the central North Island of New Zealand is infamous for its geothermal activity, with the lingering notes of sulphur in the air and its Maori heritage. What maybe isn’t as well known is the Whakarewarewa Forest. Also known as the Rotorua Redwoods, the forest is found alongside the south side of Lake Rotorua. […]

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Experience The Magic Of Middle Earth At Hobbiton

Small Orange Hobbit Door

In a small hole in the ground, once lived a hobbit; and in the small Waikato town of Matamata lives Hobbiton, a little magical piece of Middle Earth. Finding Middle Earth When the filming of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy confirmed, the challenge for film markers was finding the perfect set locations for these […]

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From Balloch to Tarbet – The West of Loch Lomond

Where the sun shines fair on the banks of Loch Lomond Britain’s largest loch (or lake) is one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland (and trust me there are a lot of places to chose from). I have spent many childhood summers visiting my grandparents who are only a 10-minute drive away. Situated in […]

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