New Zealand

Year Visited: 2017

Time of Year: March/April


The Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand

Information about New Zealand for first timers, including things to know, where to go, what to eat and what to do.

A “Lord of the Rings” Themed Safari Around Queenstown, NZ

What is there to see “Lord of the Rings” themed in New Zealand besides Hobbiton? Check out this fantastic 1/2 day adventure to the beautiful area surrounding Queenstown, NZ.

Things to do in Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is near the very bottom of New Zealand’s southern island, and is often overlooked for places like Queenstown and Christchurch. But Dunedin has a lot to offer in history, wildlife, and fun activities.

Visiting Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves; New Zealand’s Most Famous Attractions

New Zealand’s tourism boomed after the first LOTR movie came out, but long before Hobbiton ever existed, people flocked to the north island to visit the legendary glowworm caves. Learn the best and worst parts of each attraction and how to fit them into a visit to the north island of New Zealand.

Where to See Penguins in the Wild in New Zealand

Penguins are the best! And it just so happens that the world’s rarest penguin AND the world’s smallest penguin can be found naturally on New Zealand’s south island. Find out how to see them on your visit to New Zealand.

Is Milford Sound Worth Visiting?

Famed as the “most beautiful place in New Zealand,” is Milford Sound worth visiting on a day trip from Queenstown? Learn about how to visit, what to expect, and how to get the most out of your visit to Milford Sound.

Lord of the Rings Places to See in Your Lifetime

A list of places around the world for LOTR fans to visit where Lord of the Rings was filmed, written, or inspired.

What to Read and Watch Before Going to New Zealand

This is my list of books to read and movies to watch to get you in the mood and prepare you for places you’re going to see in New Zealand. Just because I think that makes the trip better!

Our 10(ish) Day New Zealand Itinerary

An outline of what we did on our trip to New Zealand and how we got from place to place. Hopefully this helps you plan your own personal itinerary for your trip to NZ!

Photos of Hobbiton

Just some pictures of Hobbiton. Because it’s adorable.

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