Posts Tagged ‘ rotorua ’

Lions Tour 2017: Rotorua & Hamilton

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The story so far. The British & Irish Lions, a salad of players harvested from assorted professional UK teams, are here in New Zealand to play seven regional rugby teams, as well as three traditionally… (read more)

New Zealand by Cruise Ship: A Guide

Monday, January 9th, 2017

  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… (read more)

Railways Reborn

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Railways were once the heart of a country. Both socially and commercially they were vital links, often the only links. In 19th century New Zealand thousands of settlers laboured for years, even decades on a… (read more)

Shot in New Zealand – Part I

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Part one in our series on movies filmed here in NZ.    This time last year filming was underway on a new Disney movie, Pete’s Dragon, at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. It’s one of… (read more)

Guide To The Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The Waitomo Caves are long and intricate underground cave network – but what really makes them famous is the spectacular population of glow-worms, who illuminate the darkness and create a dazzling galaxy throughout. There are… (read more)

The New Zealand Bungy Bible – All The Jumps Compared

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

   The Bungee Jump, or Bungy as it’s known in New Zealand, was pioneered (illegally) by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club in the late-1970’s.  However, Kiwi entrepreneur Alan John “AJ” Hackett can certainly take… (read more)

Cape Reinga To Bluff – A Photo Tour Of The Ultimate Kiwi Road Trip

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

New Zealand; Middle Earth; Paradise – whatever you want to call it, the best way to explore NZ is by taking a good old-fashioned road trip. And the ultimate Kiwi road trip takes you from… (read more)

History and Mystery at Waitomo Caves Hotel

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, in the North Island’s King Country, are an almost compulsory destination for tourists, and one of New Zealand’s most prized natural phenomenons.  First opened to the public in 1889, they… (read more)


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