9 tips to tame the budget in Paihia

9 tips to tame the budget in Paihia

It’s just so easy to spend money in Paihia – there are just so many amazing things to do and a lot of them are quite pricey.  I know first hand just how easy it is to blow the budget in Paihia.  Now we’re not perfect – full disclaimer, we went over budget...
Why you have to visit McLaren Falls

Why you have to visit McLaren Falls

I have this vague memory of going somewhere amazing when I was a kid.  I remember loads of rocks and little pools.  I remember dressing my barbies in their togs my Nan had made for them and playing for what felt like hours – thinking all the while that this was...
Why Te Anau is the perfect Fiordland base

Why Te Anau is the perfect Fiordland base

After eloping with the kids in Glenorchy we set our in our camper van to explore the rest of the bottom of the South Island.  First stop Te Anau. We chose Te Anau, as many do, for it’s proximity to Milford Sound.  But to be honest this little town nestled on the...