A city of culture, clubbing and a ridiculous amount of wind. If you're going to set up home anywhere in New Zealand then Wellington would be my first recommendation, even if it means never having a good hair day again... Take a look at my suggestion of places to visit in the country's capital city.
It's no secret - I love Napier. Its views, its weather, its character, all adding to it's charm, and of course I can't miss out the stunning Art Deco that Napier is known best for. Have a read of what I loved best about one of my fave NZ town's.
Known for it's exceptional wine and wineries, we visited Waiheke Island before saying a final goodbye to New Zealand. And Waiheke, you didn't disappoint!
Rotorua - home to masses of geothermal activity, showcasing itself through hot pools, mud pools and a delightful eggy smell everywhere you go. What's not to love...egg sandwiches anyone?
Sometimes life has a funny way of forcing you to face your fears, pushing you outside of your comfort zone, so when I accidentally booked to go caving I took it all in my stride and headed down into the unknown.
We got our backpacker butt's into gear and set off to complete the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Will this NZ Great Walk be the success that we've been led to believe?
Our short weekend away in Golden Bay was overthrown by a mass stranding of Pilot whales; but we still managed to fit in a whole heap of fun things either side of being Superheroes!
We had ourselves a little holiday in Christchurch to celebrate a friends 30th birthday, and stopped off at Hanmer Springs along the way for a little bit of relaxation: smelly AND soothing.
WHAT?! Holy mother of god, I've been in New Zealand for a whole year! Let's have a little look at my 10 faves that I've visited in that time.