New Zealand

Here is a collection of in depth New Zealand travel articles. Maria from Passion Fruit, Paws and Peonies loves to post New Zealand travel articles sharing the very best things to see and do. They are intended to inspire you to venture out and see for yourselves.

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Private Tour Of Hobbiton

The enchantment began well before the tour got started. The ‘Shire’ is set in a stunning area of bumpy emerald hills covered in lazy sheep...

Solitaire Lodge, New Zealand

Found in the stunning emerald North Island of New Zealand, The Solitaire Lodge sits with panoramic views of the glassy lake and nearby Mount Tarawera...

Wai-O-Tapu thermal trial

There does seem to be a vast amount of geothermal areas in New Zealand, but the Wai-O-Tapu thermal trial is one of the most colourful and diverse...

The Huka Lodge

If you are looking for an elegant place to stay in New Zealand and simply the most luxurious hotel in North Island, look no further. The Huka Lodge, New Zealand is quite simply an incredible place to stay...

Huka Falls

The Huka Falls has to be heard to be believed. The power is mesmerising...

Afternoon Tea And Volcanos

Exploring active volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. It’s all very exciting as much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed here...

Wellington Waterfront

We had an afternoon flight to catch from Wellington airport, so planned to spend a few hours on the Wellington waterfront. It worked out that we would arrive there for an early lunch...

Stop off in Martinborough

The boys wanted to fit in a wine experience. Not exactly a wine tasting, rather a bit of wine culture. Martinborough produces some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir from the town’s family-owned vineyards...

Piha Beach

Piha is one of those beaches that has a character all of it’s own.  We were staying for a day in Aukland so made the 40km trip to the west of the North Island...

Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Auckland was a real surprise for me and mine. Especially the Viaduct Harbour area, which has been recently developed into uber coolness...

SkyWalk, Auckland

Amazing and hilarious video of a father and son attempting the Auckland Skywalk. Where as James is cool as a gin and tonic, Andy shuffles like a convict..!