Zealandia

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Our last stop in this short New Zealand getaway was in Zealandia, Wellington, a bird sanctuary. We also went to the renowned Te Papa Museum, the National Museum of New Zealand, which happens to be free. It holds an interesting … Continued

Waitomo’s Caves

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I will admit that, while I was excited about many of the things I have done so far, I was really excited about this particular activity. I have done rafting in the past, but black water rafting was going to … Continued

Hangi

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While in Rotorua, New Zealand, we signed up for a Maori experience. It reproduced several elements of the Maori culture, including the welcoming ritual of members of another tribe, and displayed some of the skills, such as fighting and weaving. … Continued

Hell’s Gate

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“Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”― Dante Alighieri, Inferno Hell’s Gate, aptly named so by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, was a very foreign sight for me. First there was … Continued

Rotorua

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We mistakenly made our way to Rotorua thinking it was close to the Waitomo Caves and that it would be a good base to explore from. Sadly, we were wrong… We bused from Hobbiton to Rotorua to then go to … Continued

Hobbiton

posted in: Attractions, New Zealand | 3

We left Tasmania and landed in New Zealand, more precisely in Auckland. We spent a day walking around Auckland before heading on. Sadly, we were not able to go to the Observatory that night to watch the stars as it … Continued