Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park in the distance

Over these past couple of weeks I can safely say we have embraced the Kiwi lifestyle, we have become avid “trampers” the Kiwi word for hikers/walkers.  Our home this week was the small town of Turangi, chosen because Read more

The Coromandel Peninsula

Pauanui and the beach, from the top of Pauanui Peak

The Coromandel Peninsula is steep and hilly, largely covered in temperate rainforest.  It’s rugged nature means that much of it is relatively isolated with several small towns dotting the coastline, leaving much of the interior virtually uninhabited.  Read more