Tag Archives: North Island

Auckland to Hobbiton & Waitomo – Visit the Hobbits and Glow Worms, All in One Day with This Tour!

If you’re looking for the best way to get from Auckland to Hobbiton (with an additional stop at the Waitomo Caves), we’ve got just the ticket! We recently joined a small-group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. Having had such an amazing time, we couldn’t wait to share our experience with you […]

The Mercer Bay Loop Walk – Unmissable Coastal Views in Auckland

The Mercer Bay Loop Walk is one of the most popular in West Auckland. It rewards visitors with incredible coastal views and plenty of native flora and fauna and really is an Auckland must-do. Situated just before the drive down into Piha, this family-friendly walk heads to the Te Ahua headland. This spot was once the site of a […]

Things to Do in Hamilton – Everything You Need to Know

Uncover the best things to do in Hamilton with this fantastic travel guide. Whether you have a day, a week or a lifetime in the ‘City of the Future’, you’ll find something fun to keep you entertained here! There are so many things to do in Hamilton that will keep both locals and tourists busy. […]

15 of The Best Coromandel Beaches – Perfect for Your Summer Getaway

These are the best Coromandel beaches. Whether you’re a surfer, swimmer, sun bather or photographer, you’ll want to check out each and every one of these amazing local coastlines. The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the most popular summer destinations in New Zealand. With hundreds of beaches scattered along the 400km coastline, it’s the perfect […]

25 of the Best Beaches in Auckland – Grab Your Togs and Go!

To help you plan a coastal getaway, we’ve brought together the best beaches in Auckland for you. With more than 25 incredible spots, ranging from calm, family-friendly swimming beaches, to rugged, black-sand surf beaches, get your togs and towels packed and hit the road. This article first appeared on Exploring Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest […]

18 Amazing Things to do in the Coromandel – Plan a Tropical Getaway

Easily accessible from Auckland, the Coromandel is a real favourite amongst New Zealanders and travellers alike.  There are just so many things to do in the Coromandel region! Packed full of tropical, palm-tree lined beaches, stunning native bush and unique Kiwi experiences, the peninsula really packs a punch.  With temperate weather and beautiful coastlines, there […]

Best Desserts in Auckland: 12 Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The City of Sails is fast becoming known for its delicious, creative dessert plates. To help you make the most of your after-dinner treat, we’re sharing the best desserts in Auckland. This article first appeared on Exploring Auckland. I have taken my research for this article very seriously, and am happy to share the best […]

The Best Waiheke Wineries

A stone’s throw from the Auckland CBD, Waiheke wineries are both world-renowned and enjoyed by locals. To help you decide which wineries you’d like to visit on Waiheke Island, we’ve bundled up our favourites. This post was first featured on Exploring Auckland. Waiheke Island is the wine capital of Auckland and is known as New […]

The Best Coffee in Auckland: Your CBD Caffeine Hit Sorted

New Zealand is known for high-quality coffee; we take our caffeination very seriously! Where though can you find the very best coffee in Auckland? We’ve done the hard work for you and have tracked down the best cafes and roasters around the central city. So, next time you need a caffeine hit, pay a visit […]