7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

Trying to decide where to go on New Zealand’s North Island? I’ve got 7 must-visit places right here! … New Zealand is absolutely filled with beautiful, interesting, cool, fun places to visit. Unfortunately, most of us have a limited time in the country, so you won’t be able to see everything. Trust me, I spent… Continue reading 7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand by Train: Taking the Scenic Train from Auckland to Wellington

There are many ways to get around New Zealand: by car, by bus, by plane, by ferry—even by bike or by foot! But if you want the best views of this beautiful country, the best option is to travel New Zealand by train. From the moment I arrived in the country, I knew I wanted… Continue reading New Zealand by Train: Taking the Scenic Train from Auckland to Wellington

A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

Most visitors to New Zealand begin their journey in Auckland. International flights arrive in Queenstown, Wellington, and other major cities, but most likely, your flight will touch down in Auckland first. This is the city that greets visitors from all over the world and welcomes them to Aotearora, so it only makes sense that I… Continue reading A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

On Auckland: The City I Love to Hate

During my year in New Zealand, I visited Auckland quite a few times. It’s the usual entry and exit point for international travelers, since most have to go through the Auckland Airport. I spent a total of about 9 days in Auckland within the first month of my working holiday visa—and I absolutely hated it.… Continue reading On Auckland: The City I Love to Hate

Auckland Day Trip: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

I ended up back in Auckland over Easter weekend. But I wanted to spend as little time as possible in the city, so visiting one of the nearby islands was top priority. I considered going to Rangitoto, but I didn’t quite feel up to that adventure at the time (I was dehydrated all week). Instead,… Continue reading Auckland Day Trip: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

Devonport is a suburb of Auckland located on the opposite side of Waitemata Harbor, and it is home to New Zealand’s main Naval Base. This small seaside village is filled with great restaurants and scenery, which is what draws so many people over from the city. Devonport isn’t an island, but it sure feels like… Continue reading Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

Auckland Art Gallery // Auckland, NZ

Art museums are always on the top of my list when I’m visiting a new city. Why? Because I like art and I like museums! I love wandering silently around the big open rooms, stopping for a moment here and there when a piece intrigues me, and I like meandering through the galleries and stairways.… Continue reading Auckland Art Gallery // Auckland, NZ