The death of Grace Millane, the Essex backpacker in Auckland, shook New Zealand, Essex and the backpacker community to it’s very core. I shudder to think that Grace could have easily been me at any point, or any other solo female traveller. My condolences and respectful wishes go out to her and her family. … More Voice Piece on Grace Millane
East As: East As is an add on section to the main route of the Kiwi Experience Bus, taking people to an area which many people skip over. It takes you to a peaceful area of NZ, where most people know everyone in that happy small town way, where everyone prides themselves around their love … More East As and Waitomo
Mercury Bay: Mercury Bay was a one night stop over en route to Rotorua from Auckland organised by the Kiwi Experience Bus tour. We stopped off at Cathedral Cave this picturesque hidden beach (quite a trek away but worth it) in The Coromandel. The area is filled with odd shaped rocks cut and shaped by … More Mercury Bay and Rotorua
Auckland: Auckland was my least favourite place in NZ. Why? Auckland is a concrete jungle in a environmental paradise. You are thrown back into high rise buildings, bustling motorways and garish chain stores. A rude awakening. Some areas outside of Auckland are pretty quaint village towns with lovely independent cafe’s and boutique shops, like in … More Auckland and Bay of Islands
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