Lake Wanaka – Escape to Lake Hawea, The Camp.

“I didn’t even know there was anything to do here, I thought we just used this road as a drive-through to the West Coast” exclaimed my adventure-loving husband as he took his third dive bomb off the rock into Lake Hawea from the seclusion of our own private little cove.  2021 is about new adventures, […]

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5 reasons to book an escape to Lake Hawea

I am going to start this blog with a disclaimer… I have WAY more than five reasons but for the sake of your time and sanity, I am sticking to five reasons why you need to book a weekend escape to this beautiful little lake nestled in the mountains. Lake Hawea is often a quick […]

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Our seven day Northland, New Zealand adventure

26th December, Boxing Day and the first time we had stepped on a plane in 2020. Man, did it feel weird, yes. BUT we are in New Zealand where it is safe to travel domestically, so that’s what we did. After a year of cancelled trips and adventures due to lockdown, we decided to aim […]

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Why you should hire a campervan in New Zealand?

It’s no secret, I love a good adventure. I especially love an adventure to somewhere totally new. Northland has been a region on our list since we arrived in New Zealand and we have never made it north of Auckland during our time here SO, we decided to embark on a campervan road trip adventure […]

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Six reasons to visit Northland – New Zealand

Northland is where it all began. Over a thousand years ago the great discoverer Kupe, on the ocean-going double-hulled waka named Matawhaorua or Matahao, arrived and named this place Aotearoa. Kupe and his crew had travelled thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean guided by the stars, the sun and the moon, the currents, clouds, […]

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Five reasons you need to book an adventure into Siberia Valley

I don’t know about you but I love a good adventure. I crave weekends like this and love getting stuck into backcountry missions, especially to new places. I had heard about Siberia once, from a friend who used to work with a tour company that guided tours through there.  Known as the timeless land, Makarora […]

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Siberia Wilderness Adventure – Lake Wanaka

Is it too much if I start this with this was one of my favourite weekends of 2020? Nope, you know why? Because that’s the kind of energy that the end of 2020 needs right now. If you have been here a while you will know that we love a good adventure. Near, far, fly, […]

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Why we eloped?

Since eloping I have had SO many questions from brides to be, brides who have had weddings postponed due to this year’s events, and brides who are yet to book their weddings. All asking about eloping and why we chose to elope for our wedding day. Traditionally eloping means running away to marry, in secret. […]

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High Country Cabin – Ohau

Five reasons why you need to book an escape at the High Country Cabin Ohau.  The high country cabin is possibly one of my favourite places in New Zealand. Not only is it situated in one of the best national park in the country, it is an absolute dream come true from the moment you […]

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Kaikoura

Why you need to plan a road trip to Kaikoura I’ve got a few favourite spots in New Zealand and your mind probably darts straight to Fiordland or Mount Cook. But this town has a strong place in my heart. Nestled on the east coast of the south island you will find a beautiful town […]

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