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02 Sep
2013

Auckland Walking tour - Volcano, Chocolate and Museum

Auckland Museum Weds walk

You don't know what to do during your free Wednesday? You're bored in the TV room, watching Twilight or Love Actually for the seventh time. How about climbing a volcano? Or visiting the Auckland Museum? Or perhaps some chocolate tasting in a trendy chocolate boutique in Parnell. Well, good news, you can visit all of these places and the only money you need is the $1.90 for the bus.

02 Sep
2013

Best, Low Maintenance Hairstyles for traveling

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Every time I have been traveling I have had some form of hair disaster. My first traveling hair disaster happened just before I set off. I was nineteen and about to embark on my gap year in Australia and I'd booked my hair appointment for the morning after my leaving night out. Part way through the appointment I had to be sick and so my perfect hair was rushed and the rich red colour turned out a little more pinkish.

The colour faded so quickly that I had to dye it brown myself a few weeks later and having never dyed my hair before I wasn’t surprised when I found flashes of pinkish colour. I’ve actually managed to make it sound quite cool but trust me, it was not.

30 Aug
2013

Why Tourists Flock to Taupo, New Zealand

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Taupo which is found in New Zealands North Island is home to New Zealands largest lake, Lake Taupo. The Lake was created after a huge volcano erupted around 27,500 years ago. Although the volcano itself has not erupted since 181AD hydrothermic activity is still being recorded underwater. Because of this the lake is considered to be dormant and not extinct.

29 Aug
2013

Twenty Things to do in Noosa for Under $20

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Most people think that there are only two activities you can do in Noosa, tan your front and tan your back. But that couldn't be more wrong! Not only are there heaps of really cool things to do in Noosa it's also very cheap!

So here's my list of 20 things to do in Noosa under $20, I call it my 20 under 20 - enjoy!

28 Aug
2013

Northland trip with Great Sights

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If you are based in Auckland when you first arrive to New Zealand, there are many places that you can go and visit as a day trip even if you only have a few days to explore. One of those places would be sub tropical Northland. Here you can visit the beautiful township of Paihia, the historic villages of Russel and Kerikeri, the magnificent Kauri tree forests and the most sacred place (to the Maori) in New Zealand, Cape Reinga.

23 Aug
2013

Camel in the jungle

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The Camel Bar at Nomads Fat Camel on Fort Street is known around town as 'the place' to go for a good night. There are ultimately some of the best times to be had at this bar. Paint yourself a little picture here... Drinks specials flowing... Dj's mixing... backpackers galore... and isn't it just your luck that at the end of this month there is going to be a special Drum n Bass gig held in The Camel Bar especially for all of the grimey folk who like to have a good time. The Camel is turning into a jungle for 1 night only!!

22 Aug
2013

Experiencing the snow in Queenstown

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Queenstown is known by many people as the Adventure Capital of the World, and with good reason. There are a hundred different adrenaline fueled activities to keep thrill seekers happy. Countless different bungy jumps, jet boating, the Luge and paragliding to name but a few.

Even when living in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (Wellington) you have to have a break some time, and what better place to go in winter than Queenstown!? This trip was for a different type of adrenaline rush though. This was to learn how to snowboard!

16 Aug
2013

Wildlife in Wellington

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Wellington is widely known for it's great cafes and culture but you can also experience some amazing natural scenery and awesome wildlife right here on our doorstep. There's certainly a lot of rare birds flying (and walking!!) around and if you're lucky you can sometimes spot dolphins or even orcas in the harbour.

15 Aug
2013

Why you should get up early when traveling

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People have different priorities when travelling, some want to see everything and ensure they have an itinerary of tours and activities booked for every day that they are travelling, some just want to do nothing but chill out by the pool baking in the summer sun and others want to party, party, party then sleep, sleep, sleep.

13 Aug
2013

3 2 1 Bungy!

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Everybody knows the highest Bungy Jump in New Zealand can be found in Queenstown, known as the Nevis Bungy! But did you know about the other bungy jumps hosted by AJ Hackett in Queenstown? I'd just started working for Nomads Queenstown when I got an email saying that myself and some other staff members were going to be pushed off a bridge, off a mountain and out of a cabin hanging 134 meters above the ground!

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