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You say Gum Boot, I say Welly…

We are staying amongst the Bush on the hills of Normandale, Lower Hutt 15 minutes drive outside of Wellington in a gorgeous family home. We really love it here, it is cosy and there is a space for the children … Continue reading

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Let's go take a helicopter…

The kids love helicopters and so do we! So much fun to fly up a mountain and run around on some snow! And with Helicopter Line the kids fly for free! This time it was to see the Tasman Glacier … Continue reading

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To the ends of the earth

Invercargill is described as the commercial centre of the Southland. Our kids first impression… this photo needs no words… Others have said ‘Oh it’s not much of a town you should stop in Te Anau and see the glowworms, go … Continue reading

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No Fear Freefall.

Today I jumped out of a plane at 15,000ft with NZONE. I’ve wanted to do it for so long. To prove to myself that I’m not afraid. That I can do anything. As life passes I’ve been getting more afraid. … Continue reading

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When in New Zealand. Sheep

Where can you learn all about the 19 types of sheep, see one being sheared and feed a baby lamb?! New Zealand of course! A place where there are 6 sheep per person… The Agrodome saw its 10 millionth visitor … Continue reading

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Camping in Rotorua (written from the warmth of a cabin…)

We decided to try camping in a tent for the first time in New Zealand. All the beautiful outdoor scenery and summer weather makes it a perfect opportunity! We bought ourselves an inflatable Torpedo 7 tent and headed to Rotorua. … Continue reading

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Talk¬†about volcanoes pleeeaseeee! Vanuatu

We didn’t really know very much about Vanuatu before we flew here. We envisioned a beautiful ocean with a magical underwater world however there are some other pretty hot contenders on land. Mount Yasur is on Tanna Island is the … Continue reading

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We finally¬†found a family paradise and we have to leave tomorrow!

I instantly felt relaxed walking into Aquana Beach Resort. We were warmly welcomed and told this is a family resort with nannies for the children. Ben was running off with Valerie to make sand castles on the beach in a … Continue reading

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Tour of Efate – Blue Lagoon, Turtles, waterfalls & cultural village

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Bethany is a constant source of inspiration for me. I’m in awe of her thirst for understanding and learning and love of the world around her. ‘Why are the people sat on the back of that truck? Can we give … Continue reading

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