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    New Zealand Accommodation

    FOR THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN NEW ZEALAND ⇷☓⇸ These are a selection of places that I have stayed at in and around New Zealand with reviews on locations, amenities, facilities, activities, places to eat, places to drink, rooms and much more! Whether you are travelling as a couple, family or a group there is something for everyone here with the pros and cons of each. For any other enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me. Here are my favourite places: The Creek House – Auckland

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    The Creek House – Auckland

    THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY ⇷☓⇸ The Creek House is a beautiful modern holiday home and aptly named due it overshadowing a tranquil little stream that runs alongside it and home to little ducks and a dense vibrant green jungle of plants and wildlife. It is quietly tucked away in Torbay, Auckland, which is on the wonderful East Coast of the North Shore, offering privacy and the perfect place for a weekend getaway. When you first walk into this beautiful home you are instantly blown away with high ceilings, huge spacious rooms and all the home comforts you could possibly need. If you find yourself in Auckland, New Zealand then I…

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    World Events You Should Experience

    YOU WONT WANT TO MISS THESE! ⇷☓⇸ It’s that of year where winter is finally starting to become a distant memory and spring is starting to peek out of the gloom providing that ray of hope and reassurance that summer will soon be with us. For this special event, all around the world, people celebrate with unique festivals and traditions, that one can only describe as supremely unique. Here are the ones that you shouldn’t miss:   1. The Netherlands- Bloemencorso Bollenstreek One of the biggest events in South Holland, the Flower Parade, known for its abundance number of beautiful flowers and hosts a 12-hour long parade that travels 24m…

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    New Zealand – Every Movie Buffs Dream Destination

    HOBBITS? WOLVERINE? THE LAST SAMURAI – OH MY! ⇷☓⇸ New Zealand was literally put on the map by Peter Jackson with his Lord of the Rings saga and rightly so! With towering mountains, deep valleys, dense forests and crystal blue rivers, it makes for the perfect natural film set. Whilst visiting, you would be silly not to check out where the famous boat in Prince Caspian from Narnia set sail from or where the Wolverine hid in the cabin deep in the forest. Here are the best places to be that little bit closer to your favourite actors and films: 1. Cathedral Cove – Coromandel Not only one of New Zealand’s…

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    The Top 10 Dessert Places In Auckland

    WHERE TO CURB THAT SWEET TOOTH ⇷☓⇸ Who doesn’t love having something sweet after their mains? For some people, that is the first thing they look at when scoping out a menu and can make or break picking that place to eat. With so many places to chose from in Auckland I have compiled my favourite Top 10 for you to try out and love: 1. Miann Not only is this one of my favourites it is also serving desserts day and night, for your every whim! With some of the most delicious gelato sticks, yummy bon bons, petit gateaux, weekly sundaes and beautifully plated desserts, there is something for…

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    The Top 10 Places To Eat In Auckland

    FOR ALL YOU FOODIES OUT THERE ⇷☓⇸ Having lived in Auckland for some time, I have managed to check out a number of different places to eat and these are some of my favourites. Whether you fancy Western, Asian, Fusion,  or other delicious styles of food there is something for everyone here in Auckland: 1. Happy Boy Happy Boy makes everyone happy! Brought to you by the same people behind Kiss Kiss (a delicious Vietnamese restaurant), step inside and you’ll discover the future! Incredibly vibrant with neon colours and Tron style themes, it’s serving up delicous bugers, all served in soft, bao-style buns. The cornflake crusted Karage chicken with nori, pickled…

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    Visiting Karekare Falls, New Zealand

    AN IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A DAY OUT OF AUCKLAND ⇷☓⇸ Karekare Falls is located in the western part of Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, near Karekare village – the filming location for ‘The Piano’. With its beautiful scenery and easy access, it is a must see activity for any travel bug.   An easy walking trail leads to the waterfalls lookout. It takes 5 minutes to reach the falls. You will find beautiful cascades at the beginning of the track. The walk is quite easy; unfortunately, it has some stairs at the beginning so not suitable for wheelchairs/strollers. But even if you have one, the view from the start of…