New Chums Beach, Coromandel, New Zealand

New Chums Beach is well and truly the gem of the Coromandel. Not only does it epitomise the beaches of the coromandel with its steep beach slopes and plunging waves, but also sweeping views of pohutukawa trees spotted along the coastline. While New Chums Beach could not be considered a hidden gem due to the…

Cooks Beach, Coromandel, New Zealand

This summer we decided to do a tour of the Coromandel area as my Southland born and bred partner had never been around the Coromandel. I have the luxury of having parents that have moved to the holiday destination of Whangamata two years ago, and this made our tour a bit easier. There are many…

Rakaia Gorge Walk, Canterbury

I have wanted to do the Rakaia Gorge walk for some time, especially after doing the Rangitata Gorge walk last year. The Rakaia Gorge walk is relatively popular with locals and tourists alike due to the ease of accessibility from Christchurch, and the other attractions in the area such as jet boating and cycling. Over…