We’ve always done loads of road trips. We just love hitting the road. We didn’t stop when the kids were born and, honestly, have no plans for it. There are two main differences between road trips with and without kids: the load and the time. With kids, you just have to take a lot more […]
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When we left Tongariro National Park, we had to go back to Auckland to deal with a few things, like banks and doctors. We had a 4+ hour drive, so we stopped at Otorohanga and visited the Otorohanga Kiwi House. It’s one of the places that work for the conservation of NZ wildlife. It’s […]
Our first ever stop was Tongariro National Park Village, on the North Island of NZ. We were there in April of 2016, during Autumn. We had pleasant days with chilly nights, very little rain. On this post, I’m gonna talk all about Tongariro National Park Village (NZ) with kids. Accommodation We didn’t really choose […]
Hobbiton is the hobbit village built for the movies of The Lord of The Ring and The Hobbit. It is the place where some scenes were shot. It is located in Matamata, very near Rotorua and 2-3 hours drive from Auckland. It’s part of the bucket lists of a lot of people and it […]
I will list here all the things we’ve done and seen throughout NZ’s North Island – except Auckland because Auckland has a whole different post here. This post will keep being updated as we travel around, so check it out often! It is not in any kind of special order. New Zealand‘s […]