Free Activities

Cardrona Open for Summer

Cardrona opened for the 2015/2016 summer season on Sunday with picture perfect conditions. Visitors were welcomed to explore several new mountain biking trails, along with three new walking trails and two new mountain carting trails. Cardrona’s new mountain carts proved to be a popular attraction for the resort, which is now the only ‘Mountain Cart

Hamilton Christmas Lights

Well Christmas day may have been and gone but if you are wanting to prolong the festivities, there are plenty of Christmas Lights which will continue on for a few more days, including the Mormon Temple lights, near Hamilton. We visited the lights on Sunday the 20th December, and although we have been in years

Free Street Festival

Head on down to Federal Street at SKYCITY,from 4:30 this afternoon(Friday). The newly refurbished street has been transformed into a pedestrian-friendly shared space as part of a joint project with Auckland Council and further enhances the precinct as a true culinary destination. It’s free to attend and the first 2,000 people to arrive will receive

Astrid & Mareike go to Marakopa Falls

Ohhh what an amazing day! We went to the Waitomo Area. Here, the nature reflects again, how diverse New Zealand is. We passed the tourism centre and drove a long road through a forest (seems like a rain forest especially because it was raining). After a while (30 kilometres), we arrived at our first attraction,

Astrid & Mareike go to Tauranga

Yesterday was a great day. We had a lot of lunch and some cookies and cream ice cream ( best we’ve ever had) . The plan for this day was to go to Tauranga to watch a rock concert featuring Ekko Park, Fire at Will, Enercia and Flirting with Disaster. We started driving to Mt

Lunar Eclipse New Zealand

Tonight, Wednesday the 8th October around midnight a full lunar eclipse will occur, where the earth passes between the moon and the sun, causing a blood red moon effect. New Zealand is in a perfect position to see this, and although it is cloudy in some parts of the country tonight it will still be

Te Waihou Walkway

We took a little tour through the Waikato yesterday to check out some of the more “off the beaten track” activities in the area. Travelling from Te Awamutu, we bypassed Cambridge so as to check out the Karapiro Domain and cross the Dam. Numerous international rowing events are held here, and is a great place