Tag: North Island


The Hobbiton movie set: visiting the Shire

For any Lord of the Rings fan, it goes without saying that a visit to New Zealand absolutely must include a location tour of some sort. Having been to New Zealand twice before, I had already done the self-explorer tour, driving to locations using the ring symbols on New Zealand’s AA road atlas, and had also¬†taken an organised tour in… Read more →


Guest post: Highlights of a perfect New Zealand road trip

This is a guest post by Meagaan Irish, my fantastic travel buddy on the big New Zealand road trip, and today she’s sharing her favourite memories of our recent trip to the land of the long white cloud. You can follow her on Twitter (@meagaanirish) and Instagram. Where do I even begin? When I first heard I had an opportunity… Read more →

Southern alps from the plane

AWESOME road trip: announcing my Blog4NZ fundraiser

Last year I took part in quite a special social media campaign. #Blog4NZ, as the project was called, was a grass-roots effort to promote travel to New Zealand after the Christchurch earthquakes. Travel writers and bloggers across the globe came together and produced articles, photo posts and videos on all things kiwi travel, to help the country’s tourism sector recover. Read more →

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