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Zorbing in Rotorua

New Zealand is famous for all sorts of crazy; tourist operators lure with adventure sports around every corner, one requiring more bravery than the next. It was here that the commercial bungy was “invented”, borrowing the idea of throwing oneself off a high structure from tribal culture in Vanuatu. New Zealand also brought forth another, perhaps even more curious and… Read more →

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Christchurch after the earthquake: a photo journey

Visiting Christchurch was a sobering end to an action-packed road trip across the North and South Islands. The Garden City, as it is called, really surprised me; naturally it was sad seeing the city for the first time after the earthquake, but at the same time, it was great to experience the reconstruction, innovative projects and the great attitude of… Read more →

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Things to do in Wanaka

Queenstown is known for its stunning scenery with the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu, and of course for its status as the adventure capital of New Zealand. But only an hour’s drive away its little neighbour Wanaka sits in equally beautiful scenery, mostly overlooked by tourists. Nonetheless, this little town of 5000 inhabitants has a lot to offer! Read more →

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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 →

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

German edition: Queenstown für kleine Geldbeutel

So manch ein Reisender findet sich in der selben Lage in Queenstown: es gibt so viele Abenteuer angeboten, aber man hat ein Budget und kann nicht an allem teilnehmen. Man könnte eine ganze Woche mit den verrücktesten Abenteuern füllen, sei es Bungy Jumping, eine Herr der Ringe Tour, oder Jetboat fahren. Read more →

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