Chapter 4: Matamata & Rotorua [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Matamata & Rotorua (North Island) Hostel: Rotorua Downtown Backpackers To do: Hobbiton (too obvious?), Tamaki Maori Village Evening Experience (with Intercity) If there is one regret I have from my trip to New Zealand is to not have stayed for an extra day in Rotorua. I had more than enough time and I missed out on a fewContinue reading “Chapter 4: Matamata & Rotorua [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 3: Paihia – Bay of Islands [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Paihia – Bay of Islands (North Island) Hostel: Haka Lodge – Bay of Islands To do: Haruru Falls trek, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Full day tour to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach (with Intercity). I was finally out of a city environment and on the way to the New Zealand I’ve always wanted to see. I gotContinue reading “Chapter 3: Paihia – Bay of Islands [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 3: Auckland [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Auckland (New Zealand) Hostel: Metro Adventurer Backpackers, Auckland Unfortunately I don’t have a lot to say about Auckland since I only stayed there for a night when I landed and then for a day when I was on my way to Rotorua. If you’re staying in the city centre and don’t have a lot of timeContinue reading “Chapter 3: Auckland [New Zealand Series 17/18]”