Ninety Mile Beach, New Zealand

Ninety Mile Beach, New Zealand

Located on the western coast of the far north of the North Island of New Zealand Ninety Mile Beach and the giant sand dunes come as quite a surprise as you travel northwards on the highway. It’s hard to resist a stop here to walk along the huge beach and jump or...
Penguin Place, Dunedin

Penguin Place, Dunedin

Penguin Place in Dunedin New Zealand is a conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered yellow eyed penguins. Located a  short drive from Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand, Penguin Place offers hour long tours where you can learn about...
Unexpected Franz Joseph Helicopter Ride

Unexpected Franz Joseph Helicopter Ride

From the Black Ball Hilton we headed down the beautifully scenic west coast towards the Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, not far outside of Franz Joseph we stopped about 1km off the main road to use the toilet. We’d bairly got out the car when we were approached...
Homer Tunnel and an Alpine Walk

Homer Tunnel and an Alpine Walk

The Homer Tunnel pierces through the Homer Saddle on the road that links Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown. The tunnel is 1270m long and was once the longest gravel-surfaced tunnel in the world. Built from 1935 to 1954 and started with five men using picks and...
Backpacking Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Backpacking Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga is the main and most populated island in the Cook Islands, at 26 miles its small enough to cycle around in a day. The island is surrounded by pretty beaches and lagoons and the interior dominated by volcanic peaks and dense forest and vegetation. Rarotonga...
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