Trailing Away – Blog Roll
One of the most interesting areas in all of New Zealand is Oamaru. We had driven right by on our initial trip to the South Island, but upon our return, we heard about the Victorian architecture and overall Steampunk theme there and we knew we had to check it out....
When we got the official Visa acceptance notification and realized we'd have an additional six months in New Zealand, we knew our mission: see as many penguins as possible. We had tried with no luck at some of the popular viewing areas earlier in the year, but this...
There was a surprising amount to do in New Plymouth – From the coastal walkway to Mount Taranaki hikes and beach explorations.
Hiking through the Goblin Forest to Wilkies Pools is one the most gorgeous hikes in the Mount Taranaki area and all of New Zealand!
In New Zealand's Northland area, the Mangawhai Heads Cliff Walk combines beach walk with epic hike. Just check the tides before you go!
Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in the stunning Mount Cook NP is a must-do when visiting New Zealand.
Visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand is an unforgettably unique experience, but it is made even more so if touring this iconic LOTR site during a pandemic!
With beautiful places for a walk, like Tunnel Beach and Aramoana Peninsula, it was easy to fall in love with Dunedin – our temporary home during the COVID-19 NZ lockdown.
Deciding to stay abroad during COVID-19 was a difficult decision, but riding out the pandemic in New Zealand was clearly our best choice. Read why.
That's right, there's a New Zealand castle and you can stay on the grounds overnight! Larnach Castle has spectacular views of the nearby Otago Peninsula also.
Exploring the iconic Fiordlands on the Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand was well worth the cost! A unique experience we'll always cherish!
From hiking and wine tasting in nearby Wanaka to exploring the epic scenery of Glenorchy, there are so many amazing day trips from Queenstown to check out!