A stop strongly desired in order to make our first Whale Watching cruise , crowned with the discovery of a Sperm Whale (sperm whale) that we have accompanied and followed along. An emotion truly unforgettable, remarkable also the seals we encountered along the way.
Wake up early, breakfast and start going for the 130 kilometers that separate us from Cape Reinga and its lighthouse. In outward journey we pin all the places we’re going to see when we go back (yes the road is only one). Reached the parking … ContinuaCape Reinga
We start from Whangarei calmly to reach Taipa, a town at the foot of the Karikari Peninsula, from which we will depart for Cape Reinga northest site of New Zealand (accessible by car and / or feet) and to explore the huge sand dunes and … ContinuaWhangarei – Taipa
we plan to tour the Coromandel Peninsula, a green headland plunged into the Pacific Ocean. We head to the north for visit the hot water beach famous for having, during low tide, two sources of hot water that using sand for surround them, can be … ContinuaCoromandel Peninsula
Intermediate step towards the end of our wonderful trip. Elisa as we headed to the city of Tauranga has found an interesting place to visit just a few kilometers from our hotel.So we decide to spend our day visiting Mount Maunganui a summit of 232 … ContinuaTurangi – Tauranga
We start with the sun shining for a trip around of the Tongariro National Park, which include three volcanoes, the largest of which, the Ruapehu had the last eruption in 1996 (the third is the conical Ngauruhoe). The three peaks are covered with snow, during … ContinuaTongariro National Park
We leave Rotorua after a short walking through the city center, heading towards Turangi, a town on the shores of Lake Taupo at the border of Tongariro National Park, which contains within it the volcanoes Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, of which the last eruptions were … ContinuaRotorua – Turangi
Today we try to visit to the beautiful surroundings of Rotorua, its rushing rivers and their waterfalls, the various geothermal areas with pools of bubbling mud and steaming geysers. We come back from this tour in the afternoon to prepare to participate in the Te … ContinuaRotorua
Latest photos of the surroundings of Kaikoura looking for Paua shells as a souvenir, then leave for a long and complicated trip. A good breakfast and then off to the town of Picton where at 1 pm starts the ferry to Wellington. The journey takes … ContinuaKaikoura – Napier
Seaside town with a beautiful promenade full of attractions and beautiful motel, nice shops, Napier is at the center of a country where the best New Zealand’s apples are produced and where there are a considerable number of vineyards and wineries. We leave for Rotorua … ContinuaNapier – Rotorua
Wake up and breakfast then armed with our photocameras we move to a colony of seals which is located few kilometers from the hotel. We find ourselves in a fabulous place with seals and sea lions sleeping on all sides, with seal pups arguing and … ContinuaKaikoura
Upon leaving Christchurch, to go to Keikoura, a town known for the Whale Watch cruises. In fact, we booked one for today at 12:45. we When arrive at the hotel, we move quickly at the reception center of the cruise. After a short briefing they … ContinuaChristchurch – Kaikoura
Arrived in Christchurch we leave our suitcases in the motel and go for a walk to the city center, what is presented to us is a sad and depressing sight, the beautiful city that we remember, no longer exists, the cathedral was gutted, buildings are … ContinuaChristchurch
Outbound flight with Emirates, Dubai – Rome with the A380 (yeah, the one with double deck) with bar service throughout the flight, then the route Dubai – Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne, where we spent a few hours and then from Melbourne to Auckland. Arrival at … ContinuaRome Auckland Hamilton
City overlooking the lake of the same name, which is the second largest in all of New Zealand, we also visited the caves famous for the presence of the glow worms. From this city normally starts the explorations to the fjord of Milford Sound
The main city of the South Island with a very young population due to the presence of numerous medical colleges, a beautiful botanical garden and a beautiful cathedral. After the terrible earthquake in February 2011 that has hit the town, a spontaneous thought of friendship … ContinuaChristchurch
Geoids perfectly spherical waves that the sea and earthquakes turmoil, have beached , according to Maori legend, concerning the creation of Aotearoa, would instead pumpkins and sweet potatoes fallen from a bag of Arai-te-uru (canoe of a God) during a shipwreck . Whatever they are … Continuamoeraki boulders
Intermediate step towards Christchurch. In those days it was fun to discover that there was a national road linking Clinton with Gore … called Presidential Highway
Spectacular fjord dotted with wild cliffs, waterfalls, stunning views and breathtaking backwaters, the only difficulty is to get there as the roads are narrow and heavily trafficked by buses of visitors. The long and beautiful cruise along the fjord, however, abundantly repays the stress.
The “Cortina d’Ampezzo” of New Zealand, resort town on the shores of Lake Wakatipu where you can make almost any extreme sports activities, walk calmly to ski or swim in the lake.