Auckland: City Center Apartment, Alex’s Home

Most people land into Auckland as a logical starting point of their trip. The South Island is way too amazing so if you see that first, you may not like North Island as much. Auckland has all the urban amenities with a good city life, yet it maintains a small town feel. It is a…

Antarctica Expedition: Our Next BIG Adventure!

As a child, reading about Antarctica and then dreaming about how it would be, gave me goosebumps. I wondered what kind of life existed there and how splendid and raw the nature would be in this greatest wilderness of the planet. The sequence of events over the last 18 years turned out so that finally…

The Funniest Road Trip Adventure Story in New Zealand

Exactly 4 Weeks back, I was driving through New Zealand with my wife for our road trip. This was peak winter season in New Zealand. This day, we were supposed to start from Mt Cook and reach Christchurch by the evening. This is a 350Kms drive. The petrol in my tank was quite less and…

Celebrating White Winters During Road Trip from Queenstown to Mt. Cook

After an exhilarating experience at Queenstown, Te Anau & Glenorchy, I was wondering on what else could I see beyond what we had already seen.  Not expecting much, we started at about 8:30 AM from Queenstown. The drive from Queenstown to Mt. Cook is about 270 Kms and can take anywhere between 4 – 6…

10 Best Road Trip Postcards from New Zealand

Splendid panoramic views with dramatic mountains, fresh water lakes, unique flora and fauna, curvy cliffs; and rivers hustling in the background defines New Zealand. The beautiful country is a natural wonderland with jaw-dropping vista of un-imaginable landscapes. I just came back from New Zealand after a 2 weeks long trip and there is so much…

A Complete Guide To Auckland for 3 Days

New Zealand (NZ) is a living nature museum with lots of adventure sports in the heart of it. I haven’t met anyone yet who said they have seen all of what NZ has to offer! It’s a pity that this beautiful country is so far away that for me it will be once in a…

Christchurch: Cozy Guesthouse, Newly Built

After a really long and fulfilling trip in New Zealand, we finally reached Christchurch. I was disheartened to see what was left behind of the city after the devastation caused by the earthquakes. At Christchurch, we saw Sign of the Takahe & Cardboard Cathedral. Quake City was under renovation but I highly recommend a visit if…

Self Guided 10 Days Itinerary for New Zealand

Even before I start, I must admit that I am a big fan of “Lord of the Rings”. I have read the book 2 times and have seen the  entire series of movies about 36 times (the last time was right before going to New Zealand). It had been my dream to visit the vibrant…