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Hobbiton

A visit to the one and only Hobbiton! See all the little Hobbit holes, the party tree, the Green Dragon Pub, and learn secrets of things on the set!

Seal Colony, New Zealand

The Kaikoura Peninsula is home to a lot of wildlife – seals, whales, birds, etc. Many New Zealand Fur Seals sun bathe and relax in this area. You are allowed to walk around and explore. Seals were scattered all over to observe and it was fun to see them observing ME. The seals and whales...

Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes

Punakaiki is the proper name but people refer to this amazing place, simply, as “Pancake Rocks” because the natural rock formations look like stacks of pancakes! The crashing waves look terrifying below and the enormous waves push themselves through holes in the rocks which cause the...

South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen.  Especially the South Island of New Zealand!  Here are some things I did on the South Island that I thought were great! Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. Punakaiki is the proper name but people refer to this amazing...

North Island, New Zealand

  90 Mile Beach. The beach isn’t really 90 miles, but it is quite long nonetheless.  If you have a four-wheel-drive and a full tank of petrol, then you’re allowed to drive right on the beach.  Be sure to check a tide schedule before you attempt this! Auckland… is NZ’s largest city. ...

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealnd and a fun and interesting city. It is the southernmost city on the North Island and also where the ferry leaves from in order to get to the South Island. Find out where my favorite place is in the city and enjoy it like I did!

Lion Rock, New Zealand

West of Auckland is a beach with a large hill that, from the side, looks like a resting lion.  I loved this beach.  Climb up the lion’s back to get a better view of the whole beach or walk down the beach on the right-side of the lion and find interesting caves.  But if you do venture to...