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Waitomo

From Hobbiton we headed to one of the other most famous tourists destinations in all NZ – Waitomo’s famous glow-worm caves. Glow worms are a form of “fungus gnat” (sounds terrible) that live in damp, dark caves throughout New Zealand. They are bio-luminescent, thus the attraction. (If you are ever here on a super tight […]

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Hobbiton

We booked a very special stop on our way to our next destination after Rotorua: Hobbiton. This is NZ’s most famous and extensive Lord of the Rings experience and really delivered a top notch tourist experience. The town nearest, Matamata, has also claimed the title of Hobbiton (see Nate below). However to us Matamata is […]

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Rotorua

From Taupo we drove the short distance north to the town of Rotorua. Rotorua is Taupo’s bigger, more-famous sibling. Sort of a Queenstown of the North Island, it’s known for outdoor pursuits. As we drove out of Taupo, we wrinkled our noses and started to worry that someone was having tummy problems. Then we realized […]

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Air New Zealand (Airline Review 6)

This is part one of two So Air New Zealand is a airline that people don’t really talk about. They do all kinds of flights. They have very short hops between towns along with very not short hops across the Pacific ocean. We have flown them a few times on short flights. Seats I honestly […]

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Nate’s Review of Napier

Food The food in Napier was ok. There was a diner that had ok burgers and a bad cafe. There was an ok pizza place. Sights The sights in Napier were awful. The only sight was the town itself. The buildings are all ugly and there is not any good ones. Hotel The hotel in […]