Category Archives: NZ

Taupo Weekend and Gym

This past weekend was the first weekend since Mid April that I didn’t have netball (bonus of the school holidays I guess) or a workshop so we decided to head up to the lake (Taupo) for a relaxing weekend with … Continue reading


Anzac Day Walking

I have been so slack at posting the past couple of months, I’m hoping once our work deadlines are out-of-the-way (only a few weeks left) and I’ve gotten in the groove of studying (will that ever happen?) that I will … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend 60th & Hitch Hikers

Over Easter my family headed up to Hamilton for my aunties 60th birthday that had a ‘something from the 60’s’ dress code. I can tell you now none of the outfits were pretty!! I can just imagine what our grandchildren … Continue reading

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Wanaka Bak Paka Review

I stayed at Wanaka¬†Bak Paka¬†for two nights on my trip down to Queenstown and Wanaka and must say that my first impression of the place was very good. It is located a short 5 minute walk from the town centre, … Continue reading

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Absoloot Value Accomodation Queenstown

I stayed at AVA for three nights when I got to Queenstown and then another 4 nights when I returned after Wanaka. The location is fabulous, you can’t get much closer to the lake without staying somewhere with a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Sometimes life is hard

Sometimes life is hard, you spend two hours walking up a huge hill and get rewarded with this amazing view. There is something to be said for the natural beauty we have in New Zealand, I don’t think we take … Continue reading

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Wellington Tripping

Yesterday I made the trip down to Wellington and back in a day. Our friend that is staying with us was going down to see one of his friends and I decided to join him for the ride and catch … Continue reading


Summer Walk Lusting

One of the awesome things about living in NZ is that we get 4 weeks holidays a year – which for me means a month off over Christmas through to Wellington anniversary (23 January), and the fact that it’s summer … Continue reading


Taranaki Falls – Tongariro National Park

The second of our walks for Easter Weekend was to Taranaki Falls. I have no idea why its called this when its hours away from Taranaki but anyway, just so were clear this is actually in Tongariro National Park and … Continue reading

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Lazy Taupo Weekend

We went to Taupo with a bunch of friends this past weekend, for a bit of a lazy/boozy weekend. I was expecting it to be cold and not that nice but it was a pretty perfect weekend! Good people, good … Continue reading

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