New Zealand Travel

Earthquake Damage, Lyttleton, New Zealand

What Happens To Tourists in New Zealand After An Earthquake

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Earthquake Damage, Lyttleton, New Zealand As I write this we are tidying up after a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand. The sensational reported…

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Martinborough Hotel, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Nearcation from Wellington: Cape Palliser, Wairarpa – Plus Video

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

If you are stuck in Wellington, New Zealand  but need a break for a day or longer than you can do a lot worse than…

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Zealandia entry prices too high

Wellington’s Zealandia – Is It Worth The Entry Fee?

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Every six months or so Wellington city has taken to making all the city-owned tourist attraction free for a gold coin donation (NZ$1 or NZ$2).…

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New Zealand: Home of the World’s Only Gaudi Inspired Public Toilet

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Public toilets are important if you are travelling. Their location, quality, and price are all important considerations. But they aren’t often the main reason to…

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Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro from Mt Taranaki (Egmont)

Stay Safe in New Zealand’s National Parks

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Is New Zealand safe? A question asked by many. Well frankly, no its not, not if you intend to leave your brains at home.  Most…

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Invisible City Wellington New Zealand

Wellington Street Art – Stainless Steel Braille Sculpture

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Wellington has quite a lot of sculpture around the streets. I’ll feature some of the more unusual ones over the coming weeks. This one is…

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ANZAC Day, near Nelson

ANZAC Day in New Zealand

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

If you travel New Zealand, you will soon notice that we have some of the longest shopping hours of the civilized world. Most supermarkets are…

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Hokianga Harbour Heads, New Zealand

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

The Hokianga  is on of New Zealand’s largest harbours, which is not to say that there are any large towns on it. I snapped this…

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Matai River at Nelson, New Zealand

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Taken on a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday in Nelson. The Matai River runs through the town of Nelson and there is an attractive and easy…

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Queen Elizabeth cruiser liner Wellington, NZ

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Leaving Wellington Harbour

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Wellington, New Zealand was founded for its fine port, and to this day is a busy one. Its not often that you see quite such…

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