NZ Attitude

While in Mount Cook we spotted a sign on the back of a digger that made me chuckle and prompted this post! It’s refreshing to be in a country that expects more common sense and less hand-holding than the UK. In New Zealand (in fact pretty much everywhere we’ve been), you’re expected – as an […]

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Wellington: Weta Cave

If you’re a movie fan, especially if you’re a fan of Peter Jackson, Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit then no trip to Wellington would be complete without a visit to the Weta Cave studios. Weta Cave is the mini-museum and shop of the Weta FX and Weta Digital studios – a visual effects […]

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Wellington: Te Papa

One of the many attractions in Wellington is the Te Papa Museum! Located on the picturesque harbour the museum sits proud in the landscape and is home to numerous exhibits including; our space, the colossal squid, awesome forces, golden days, mountains to sea, te marae, and many more … and the best thing about it, […]

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Wellington

Our final stop in the North Island, and without doubt my favourite place so far in New Zealand was Wellington! Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and is known as “the capital of cool” and I have to say I agree. Nestled between rolling hills and the harbour and surrounded by stunning views makes […]

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Martinborough

Our penultimate stop in the North Island was Martinborough. Martinborough is a small town in a large wine region! During our time in New Zealand we’d always planned on doing a self-guided wine tour but with one of us having to be the designated driver we were struggling to find a region that would work. […]

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Hastings

What can I say about Hastings… not a lot really! Although there’s nothing wrong with Hastings there’s nothing outstanding either. Hastings is a large town in the Hawkes Bay region with all the usual trappings. The centre is un-imaginative and the attractions few. The two saving graces of Hastings are the Rush Munro ice cream […]

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Havelock North

Havelock North is a small town just outside of Napier with a quaint village feel. Although we didn’t spent a great deal of time in Havelock North it’s definitely somewhere worth a visit. While there we pottered around the shops, ate awarding winning pies at the bakery and walked up the Te Mata Trust Park […]

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