Travel Daze Guide to Wellington, New Zealand

This guide to Wellington, New Zealand is filled with all of my favorite restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, things to do, and more. I spent weeks throughout my time in the country wandering around Wellington in order to find the best spots. I hope this Wellington guide can help you explore the city and plan the… Continue reading Travel Daze Guide to Wellington, New Zealand

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 Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

Source: Hostelworld

A guide to all the BEST New Zealand hostels around the country (and some of the worst)! … I lived, worked, and traveled around New Zealand for almost 11 months. I was on a working holiday, so I was definitely on a tight budget. As a backpacker, a lot of my nights were spent sleeping in… Continue reading New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel is where Kiwis go on holiday. This scenic peninsula is located on the Eastern side of the North Island, not far from Auckland. It’s full of lush forests, rolling green hills, beautiful beaches, and small, quiet towns. It’s the perfect place for a vacation, whether you live in New Zealand or you’re just… Continue reading A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

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

19 Free Things to Do in Wellington

New Zealand’s Capital City is a fun and creative hub for both tourists and locals. Wellington is filled with cool stuff, like huge museums, beautiful parks, extensive walking trails, interesting art, and a million other things. As if that weren’t enough, a lot of this cool stuff is free! Yes, that’s right. There are tons… Continue reading 19 Free Things to Do in 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

Virtual Travel: Artful Details in Napier, New Zealand

Napier, New Zealand is an incredibly visual city. Known as the “Art Deco Capital of the World,” this seaside town is a haven for art and architecture lovers. Napier has one of the highest concentrations of Art Deco and Spanish Mission style buildings in the entire world. Combine that with local art, city-wide murals, outdoor… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Artful Details in Napier, New Zealand

Wellington Cable Car & Other Attractions to Visit

The Wellington Cable Car is one of the city’s most popular attractions, moving close to 1 million passengers per year. The cable car draws in a lot of visitors, but it is also used daily by locals to commute into the city. Access to the cable car is via Cable Car Lane. This is located… Continue reading Wellington Cable Car & Other Attractions to Visit

Mount Victoria Lookout: Where to Get the Best View of Wellington

Hiking up to the Mount Victoria lookout is one of the most popular things to do in Wellington, and yet I visited the city three times before finally crossing it off my list. It was one of the things I most wanted to do–since I’m always looking for the best views–but finding calm, clear weather… Continue reading Mount Victoria Lookout: Where to Get the Best View of Wellington