Napier Vineyards

Explored Napier, a popular tourist destination with a unique concentration of art deco everywhere you looked. An interesting city with a good range of shops and activities. Lots of vineries to visit in the area but we chose just a few, Mission Estate   and Church Road which are situated close to the centre of town. Both… Continue reading Napier Vineyards

Rotorua to Napier

Today we headed off early to watch the Lady Knox geyser erupt (daily at 10.15am) and learn about the local geothermal landscape and thermal effects on the surrounding land. This happens at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 20 minutes from Rotorua  This amazing place is thousands of years in the making at allows you to explore the geothermal… Continue reading Rotorua to Napier


Rotorua has to be one of my favourite places in the North Island and this is my 3rd time here and we just had to revisit the museum, the Redwood Forest and the Luge and Gondola, a big day. The museum is set in gorgeous grounds full of roses and parks for the kids to… Continue reading Rotorua