New Zealand Archives - Travelling K
November 28, 2017

Freedom Camping in Caravan & Exploring Cape Kidnappers | Hawkes Bay

I recently went on a short trip with the caravan to explore Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Cape Kidnappers is known for it's nesting […]
September 19, 2017

Exploring the Coromandel in New Zealand

I arrived in the Coromandel Town and was trapped there for a few days because of the winter weather. After the weather passed, I moved my […]
August 15, 2017

Wairere Falls outside of Matamata

I didn’t know what to expect for the Wairere Falls hike. It was described on the DoC website as the highest waterfall in New Zealand’s North Island and […]
August 1, 2017

Great Campground & Free Activities in Rotorua

Rotorua has been a real surprise. Growing up in New Zealand, I always thought of it as a place to avoid. Too touristy and smelly from […]
July 18, 2017

Waikato’s Blue Spring Walk

Blue Spring in Waikato New Zealand is an easy and very enjoyable walk following a beautiful river. I’ve never seen water like this. It’s extremely clear […]
June 13, 2017

Best South Island Destinations

The South Island of New Zealand is full of stunning spots. In this list, I’ve included some of my favourites, with reflective lakes, waterfalls, dense bush […]
May 15, 2017

Eating & drinking in Auckland

Highlighting Auckland’s best bars and restaurants. In this post, I simplify the areas of Central Auckland and suggest a few of my favourite options. The best bars […]
April 25, 2017

Top New Zealand Campsites in the South Island

Travelling around the south island of New Zealand, I stayed at 25 campsites and I learnt what made a campsite a little bit special. Here is a list of what I […]
April 18, 2017

The Cheeky Weka

Weka's are unique to New Zealand and look almost aggressive with a funny walk involving lots of tail bobbing. They are the size of a chicken, […]
February 28, 2017

Rain, hail & sleet – a New Zealand summer

New Zealand weather really is like the song 'four seasons in one day'. It's been a crazy summer this year, with weather warnings in the south […]
February 13, 2017

Waiheke Island Alternative – Matakana area

Waiheke Island is just out of Auckland city and a popular weekend destination for Aucklanders. But there are other options too. How about exploring the edges of the super […]
February 7, 2017

Amazingly Beautiful Milford Sound

Milford Sound in New Zealand is a fiordland with such amazingly beautiful scenery. Every time I visit, I'm in-love and wonder why I don't come more often. […]
January 24, 2017

Pick your own strawberries

Today I picked my own strawberries! The event was advertised in the Auckland, New Zealand area for this weekend only. You turn up with your own […]
January 10, 2017

Stunning views along Roys Peak Track

Roys Peak is a very popular hike, found just outside of Wanaka in New Zealand. It’s straight up to the top but with beautiful views all […]
January 3, 2017

Little Known & Quiet Karamea

Karamea is a small town 99km north of Westport, on the South Island of New Zealand. The area has been described as "New Zealand's best-kept secret”. Because it's out […]
December 12, 2016

Beyond Glenorchy, beyond Paradise

Glenorchy is a small town surrounded by stunning scenery, which is an hour from Queenstown, New Zealand. Did you know there is a part called Paradise? And many […]
December 6, 2016

Types of people in campgrounds

Staying at different campgrounds around New Zealand, I've started to see the same type of person again and again. Here's a list of the main stereotypes... do […]
November 19, 2016

Earthquakes, storms & landslides – what a week!

What an eventful week for New Zealand! A 7.8 earthquake hit Kaikoura, rumbling around the country and hit Wellington badly too. Tsusame warnings meant many needed to find high […]
September 20, 2016

Tips for moving to Auckland, New Zealand

Have you considered moving to Auckland? There’s always a lot to take onboard when moving countries. I was born in Auckland and having lived in other […]
June 7, 2016

Scenic walk around Parnell

I’m sharing my secret spots of Parnell, an inner city suburb of Auckland, with a scenic walk that you won’t have done before. I’m an explorer at heart, and […]