Mercer Bay Loop

Another long weekend calls for another adventure out west! So a plan was formed, and thankfully the weather pulled through for a pretty stunning afternoon. Post gathering up the squad and some snacks (an absolute essential!) we headed out to see what the Waitakere Ranges had installed for us today on the Mercer Bay Loop … More Mercer Bay Loop

Astro Photography

I, alongside many other New Zealanders, braved the ice cold morning and caught a glimpse of the Eta Aquarid Meteor shower which I stumbled upon via the trusty Facebook. Although hesitant at first, I mean, would it really be that cool and was getting up before 3 am worth it? Yes, yes and a hundred … More Astro Photography

Anawhata Beach

Another summers day equals another beach adventure and this one was pure gold! One of the West Coast’s best kept secrets, it’s got all the beauty of Piha without the crowds or chaos. It’s tucked away about a 55minute drive from Auckland central with about 20minutes of that on a gravel road down to the … More Anawhata Beach

Omanawanui Track

Auckland anniversary calls for another adventure and to get out and explore our very own backyard. After all might as well celebrate the city we live in by getting out of it – right? This track is another west beaut and is regarded as one of the “secret” jewels of the west – as I am … More Omanawanui Track

Goat Island

This place is truely one of the many gems of Auckland! Just over an hours drive up North this summer go-to and semi roadie is an absolute must. I’ve made the trip multiple times in the past year or so and it has never dissapointed. It’s a pretty awesome Marine Reserve nearby Leigh and is … More Goat Island

Koh Samui

We’ve been back in NZ for a few months and to finish off the Travel log I have one last post on Koh Samui and the beach destination of our 3 week trip! Boy its a thrownback to the bliss of doing nothing! Christmas is coming up, theres lots going on at work and I’m getting … More Koh Samui

Chiang Mai

Fairly quickly you could tell we were in a new country, and a more developed one at that. It’s been just over a month since the king passed away in Thailand, and with a years morning period there are still ribbons and memborance are everywhere. Thankfully the roads here are less chaotic and they drive … More Chiang Mai

Hanoi

Our final destination in Vietnam and back to the city hustle and bustle after the peaceful Hoi An. With 8 million people it was to be expected there would be chaos in the city centre. We had stunning weather the entire time although the locals seemed to be under the impression it was autumn going … More Hanoi

Hoi An

A quick 40 minute drive south from Da Nang and we were in a little slice of Vietnamese paradise. This little town is absolutely stunning and my favourite place to date. In fact I’m not sure I can really do the beauty of this little town any justice and would highly recommend you make the … More Hoi An

Da Nang

Next stop was at the third largest city of Vietnam, Da Nang. Instantly it was quieter. Arriving at 8pm we found ourselves at the hotel local for a small bite and a cocktail (or two) and when cocktails are less than $4NZD why the heck not! Already we were loving it.   Our first day … More Da Nang

Ho Chi Minh

After 3 flights, a few hours in stopovers, some movies and eating horrific plane food we arrived safely in Ho Chi Minh city in one piece, bags included. Customs was a breeze and as soon as we left the air conditioned airport we were in for a shock. We’re not in NZ anymore. With temperatures … More Ho Chi Minh

Fairy Falls

This ones a throwback to when the sun and out in Auckland a few weeks back and the second time I’ve done this walk. In fact, the first was the afternoon of moving up to Auckland almost a year ago. Wow it’s amazing how quickly time flies, could have swore it was only the other … More Fairy Falls

Tongariro Crossing

Last weekend (Labour weekend) was spent with the extended fam bam down in Taupo for a good old fashioned re-union. Aside from a few car dramas before arriving (I’ve learnt a lot about my car this weekend!!) and the shortage of ripe avocados it was a fab weekend and great to see everyone once again. … More Tongariro Crossing

Karamata Falls

Another one curtesy of Epic Little Missions this website is my absolute go-to when I want an outdoors adventure around the Auckland area. Thanks a bunch guys! Do you know what I absolutely love about Auckland? Well asides from brunching it’s gotta be the amount of beautiful spots only a short drive away. The Karamata Falls … More Karamata Falls

Silo Park

This place is seriously magical. In the summer it transforms into a popular weekend escape. Aucklands of all ages can grab a bite to eat from one the finest street food they have on offer, browse the pop-up night markets and take in the talented street performers. All of this and more turns what could have been a … More Silo Park

Te Henga Walkway

A Saturday morning is off to a good start with the sun shinning, you’ve got a coffee in hand and you’re strolling down the beach taking in the stunning views. This is how today started and it only got better from here. Having previously planned a epic little mission on to the Te Henga Walkway with a good … More Te Henga Walkway

Rangitoto Island

Queens birthday rocked around without any real plans on what to do for the long weekend. Having left it too late to plan a weekend away and hearing the weather was going to be absolutely stunning some last minute planning was in order. Having being left stranded and car-less for the weekend we decided on … More Rangitoto Island

Tawharanui Reserve

This ones a throwback to summer days when the air was warmer, the sun was shinning and weekends were for adventures opposed to cuddled up with a hot cuppa tea and a good book/TV series. Oh if only we could rewind back to relaxing beachside with little to worry about now that we are well … More Tawharanui Reserve