A hundred thousand welcomes to Waipu

A hundred thousand welcomes to Waipu

It kind of sets the scene for a place when they sign as you enter the town deviates from the standard Welcome to…  and instead gives you a hundred thousand welcomes to Waipu.  You genuinely feel, well, welcome. Our stop in Waipu was a quick one, with not nearly enough...
7 reasons you have to visit Northland

7 reasons you have to visit Northland

Despite living in Auckland for a large chunk of my life I have never been further north than Kerikeri so for me Northland was not only close but also unexplored. We carved out a week in the October school holidays to go exploring with the kids.  The October school...
Well off the beaten track at the Hippy Hut

Well off the beaten track at the Hippy Hut

As part of our adventure around Northland we let the children choose one night accomodation and an activity (within a budget).  Our middle child had chosen horse riding as her activity, which for 5 people was quite pricey so she was looking for somewhere under $100 to...