‘New Zealand’ Archive

Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland

The Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland was one of the more expensive attractions we visited during our New Zealand trip. (Fortunately the best stuff is free.) I’m not sure if I would recommend the thermal park to most visitors, as you can see lots of thermal activity in Rotorura for free. Although, if you are […]

Maori Carvings Lake Taupo: Launch Point and Pictures

The Maori Carvings on Lake Taupo are one of the area’s most famous attractions, before I even left Miami I knew this was something I wanted to see. Finding the 30 foot high cliff-side carving was a little more difficult than I had imagined. There were plenty of kayaking tours that would provide a guide […]

Parnell Rose Garden: Auckland, New Zealand

I love the Parnell Rose Garden at the edge of Dove Myer Robinson Park. It has over 4,500 rose bushes in every color you can imagine. When we stumbled upon this little treasure I was shocked that it was free! Next to the rose garden is a gorgeous little cottage that is perfect for a […]