Posts in Oceania
the 4 most Instagrammable streets in Hamilton, New Zealand + where to find them

When you get to spend an extended amount of time exploring a new city, you tend to find secrets of a city and why it deserves more credit than it gets. Hamilton is filled with trendy cafes, green parks, and colourful street art! This post will help you find the artsy side of the city’s side streets and alleyways.

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a cafe guide to Hamilton, New Zealand: where to grab a coffee + brunch in "The Tron"

While in Hamilton, I found myself writing a lot in cafes, surprised by how many of them exist. I was also surprised by the vegan food scene that exists {though, I didn’t take full advantage as I was happily trying out my domestic skills in Tash’s kitchen whenever I could}. Here are my favourite cafes in “The Tron”!

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the ultimate guide to New Zealand's Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of those quintessential New Zealand treks all travelers hear about and backpackers flock to. Despite its popularity and reputation for stunning views, and the years I’ve cumulatively spent in New Zealand, I hadn’t ever made my way to hike it. Until my recent return!

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hiking Mount Maunganui: when to go, what to pack, + what to expect

Mount Maunganui is a hike I’ve heard people talk about for ages. While I was living in Auckland particularly, people would always recommend I make the trip to Tauranga to do the walk and peep the view from the top. I simply never made the trip or had the time. It wasn’t that far up my priority list. Luckily for me, a day of good weather and no work brought together a few of my favourite humans for a trip to the Mount to mark it off all our lists!

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off the beaten track eateries in + around Wellington, New Zealand

I've spent a great deal of my time in New Zealand, and a good portion of that time has been spent in the "suburbs" of Wellington as much as the capital city itself. There's more to Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Petone than just relatively cheaper rent {by Welly standards}-- there's a real food scene bubbling. 

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