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.
After hearing lot's about it, and wanting to have the complete backpacker experience, we decided to give WWOOF-ing a go. We headed over to Te Horo, on the west coast of the North Island, and our experience was interesting to say the least...