New Zealand’s Slice Of Jurassic Park

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I took up an invitation to return to a guesthouse that sits on the edge of a forest some people say is the healthiest in all of New Zealand. Maungatautari is the name of a mountain in Waikato that most North Islanders would’ve driven past without probably…

The Farm At Cape Kidnappers – Top 50 Photos

Two years after staying at one of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, Kauri Cliffs, for a Herald travel writing assignment, I was pinching myself to be doing it again, though this time at the sister property Cape Kidnappers. With Kauri Cliffs in the Bay Of Islands, Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay and the third lodge…

Staying At A Castle In Matakana – My Top 40 Photos

I was sold pretty much on the name alone: Matakana Castle. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a castle? And given I had a wedding to attend in Matakana (about an hour north of Auckland), the decision was made to turn this into a long weekend. In an upcoming “Room Check” article for the New…

My Top 40 New Zealand Photos 2015-2016

  Here’s a compilation of some of my favourite photos I’ve taken in New Zealand, all of these between 2015-2016. They include images from Dunedin, Rotorua, the Bay Of Islands, Hawke’s Bay, Coromandel, Taupo, Waiheke Island, Waikato, Northland, Wellington, Queenstown, Akaroa, Tekapo, Tauranga and Waitomo. You can follow my travels both domestic and international on…

Hidden, Historic Luxury In The Auckland CBD – Braemar B&B

Braemar Bed & Breakfast, Auckland, NZ. For my girlfriend’s recent birthday I wanted to surprise her with a night somewhere special. Though with “somewhere special” being such a terrific / terrible hospitality cliche, I opted instead for calling my chosen location the much more creative “the secret place”. In the couple of weeks before her…