Rotorua and the Road to Hobbiton

Despite its stink, we really like Rotorua. It stood out as being such a friendly place on our last trip, and we knew that the Central Backpackers would be a nice relaxing stop to get over our jetlag and adjust to the kiwi weather! The family that own the hostel are so welcoming, and it…

Bumper Update Post

Sorry for the absence of updates recently, we have been very busy here in the North Island of New Zealand. I’ll try and update in order but I might need another coffee to make everything make sense! Rotorua On our last day in Roto-vegas (as the locals call it!) we went to the Redwood forest…

Rotorua

Rotorua stinks. It really does; of sulphury eggy farts. It seems to do well despite this and actually a lot of people seem to visit the small city for that reason alone! It took us just over four hours by coach from Auckland, through beautiful Hobbiton scenery to reach our new home for the next…