Summer is here, and the cruise ship season, predicted to be New Zealand’s biggest ever, has begun. Between November 1st and April 30th 33 ships (up from 28 ships last summer) will make as many as 600 stops in ports all around the country. Another biggest ever is the arrival before Christmas of the Ovation of […]
Once upon a time Port Chalmers was the third largest port in Australasia, and the birthplace of New Zealand’s modern export trade. Bypassed for nearly a century, it has benefited from (or suffered from, depending on your viewpoint) commercial rediscovery and reinvestment, but in a sense it is bypassed still, by thousands of cruise
Travel north of Tauranga for a day trip in your rental car and discover some beautiful places to visit – many which are free and child friendly. The route through Karangahake to Waihi on the southern end of the Coromandel Peninsula offers dramatic scenery and some spectacular historic tracks ideal for exploring.