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  • New Zealand, Worth It

    The Rotorua Museum

    THE SUM UP What is it: Rotorua Museum What you pay: 20.00NZD TL;DR: People used to bathe here, now people look at art. Fun! Known for its sulphuric smell and relaxing hot…

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    HOBBITON!

    THE SUM UP What it is: Hobbiton Set Tour – Matamata, NZ What you get: An adorable tour around the constructed movie set for the Hobbit movie series (essentially the same one…

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    Hanging About Napier

    Walking through downtown Napier you can almost trace an imaginary line through the buildings. On top, you’ll find lavish ornamentation and pops of bright colour, remnants of the art deco style the…

  • New Zealand

    Waitomo: An Unexpected Favourite

    Like nearly every other tourist in Waitomo, this was a quick stop. We had only budgeted half a day in this town: just enough time to see the glowworms, find a campsite,…

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    Road Trippin’

    When I arrived in New Zealand I knew three things: my visa was good until November, Pat would be coming from Canada to join me for a few weeks, and we had…

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    Goat Island

    Delicious healthy food, a real-live bed, and gorgeous ocean views? Sign me up. Being at the Leigh Marine Station of the University of Auckland was basically like being in heaven, except in…