20 New Zealand pictures that’ll fuel your wanderlust!

20 New Zealand pictures that’ll fuel your wanderlust!

The first country we visited during our around the world trip was New Zealand. And boy, did we fall in love! We walked beautiful trails, saw a lot of wildlife and cruised around in our rental campervan. In our five weeks of travel we took…

6 Epic New Zealand South Island Hikes

6 Epic New Zealand South Island Hikes

New Zealand is every hiker’s dream. Nowhere else in the world can you see so many different landscapes so close together. And though both New Zealand islands offer many amazing hikes, the South Island hikes are the most well-known and draw most tourists. But with…

6 Amazing New Zealand North Island Hikes

6 Amazing New Zealand North Island Hikes

New Zealand is of course famous for its beautiful nature. But many people think that the North Island is mostly a culture destination and that you have to go to the South Island to find all the dramatic landscapes. We’re here to tell you that’s…

Do as the New Zealand people do

Do as the New Zealand people do

When we’re in a new country we like to blend in as much as possible. But in reality (and we all know it), almost everything you do screams ‘tourist’. So here are a few tips to act as the New Zealand people so that you…

Rotorua: things to do for a three day stay

Rotorua: things to do for a three day stay

Rotorua is the place to be on the North Island. With about 55.000 inhabitants, it’s quite a sizeable town for New Zealand standards. It sits in the middle of New Zealand’s most dynamic geothermal area, is a hot spot for Maori culture and has plenty…

Our Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise

Our Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise

After recovering from our jetlag in Auckland (Amsterdam – Auckland in 33 hours is no stroll in the park…) one of the first stops of our Northland itinerary was The Bay of Islands. This area, which is about a three hours drive north from Auckland…

Why you should NOT visit Hot Water Beach!

Why you should NOT visit Hot Water Beach!

(and spend the entire day at Cathedral Cove instead) It was in our Lonely Planet, it was in all New Zealand itineraries we saw, and it was supposed to be awesome. But to us, Hot Water Beach was an amazing disappointment. Why? Read on and…

A roadtrip through Northland: our 5 day itinerary

A roadtrip through Northland: our 5 day itinerary

Our great adventure has started! We’re kicking off our one year round the world trip in New Zealand. More specifically, we spent our first 5 days touring New Zealand’s most northern region, aptly named Northland. In this blog post we’ll talk about our Northland itinerary…