New Zealand

Read about the time I spent touring North Island and South Island, New Zealand.


“Having seen a leaflet advertising it in the reception of my hotel, I decided to take a walking tour of the city the next morning…we were taken around the city hearing about it’s history and the ongoing repercussions of the 2011 quake.”

I spent some time in Christchurch before beginning a tour of New Zealand’s South Island. Read about my time there here.

Touring South Island

“Needing to justify my idea for a long haul concert break Down Under to a city I had been to many times before, I decided instead to make my trip a New Zealand vacation with a stop off in Melbourne for the concert on the way home. I’d never visited New Zealand before so it would be somewhere new to explore…”

I joined a small group tour of New Zealand’s South Island looping around from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Joseph and back to Christchurch on the Tranz Alpine Express.

Read about my adventures here.

Bay of Islands

“Once settled in, I took a walk down to the seafront and around the small town of Paihia… I made a spur of the moment decision to catch a boat across the Bay of Islands to the town of Russell.

I spent a few days exploring the Bay of Islands on New Zealand’s North Island. Read about how I spent my time there, here.


“I’d arrived back in Auckland from Paihia with with most of the day still to spare so after dropping my bags and freshening up, I was keen to get straight out and spend the afternoon exploring.

I spent a few days in Auckland before beginning a small group tour of New Zealand’s North Island.

Read about it here.

Touring North Island

“Having toured South Island with them just months earlier, I was about to embark on a 7-day tour of New Zealand’s North Island with small adventure tour group Haka Tours.

I took a one week tour of New Zealand’s North Island starting with a visit to the Coromandel Coast.

Find out where I visited here.