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New Zealand Roadtrip Vlog Day 1
Accommodation

Sydney to Greytown, NZ North Island Roadtrip Vlog Day 1

Day 1 of our 42-day road trip around the North Island of New Zealand started off at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. We got a morning flight to Wellington, New Zealand where we arrived mid-afternoon. We picked up our hire car from Jucy Rentals and went to The Hop Garden for lunch. Finally, we made our

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Our lunch at The Hop Garden
Food & Drink

Lunch at The Hop Garden in Wellington

When we landed in New Zealand, it was about 3 pm local time. Smack bang on lunchtime back in Australia, so by the time we got through customs, caught the free shuttle to Jucy, and picked up our hire car from them, we were starting to get pretty hungry. The first place on our list

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New Zealand from the sky
Money

Using an Australian Bartercard in New Zealand: What no one tells you

One of the big things we utilise our Bartercard membership for is travel. Bartercard is only available in a limited number of countries, and outside of Australia, New Zealand is one of the bigger ones. This makes it perfect for use when travelling. There are, however, a few caveats that Bartercard won’t tell you. Ironically

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Greyfriars Motel Greytown Garden Room
Accommodation

Greyfriars Motel, Greytown New Zealand – Garden Room Review

Greytown is a small town about an hour north of Wellington. We chose it as our base for a few days because it put us on the opposite side of Wellington Harbour, the perfect place for exploring the south-east corner of the New Zealand North Island. There are not a whole lot of accommodation options

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Welcome to Sapporo TV Tower
Travel

Visiting Sapporo TV Tower at night in August

Hey everybody, it’s Matt here again, and today, I want to take you through Sapporo TV Tower at night in August. I hope you find it helpful for your own trip planning. Be sure to share it if you do, and check back for more articles and videos from our travels in Japan and elsewhere

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It's probably not for you if you don't like rockmelon
Food & Drink

The Chocolate Lounge Menu at Shiroi Koibito Park (English)

For those that are thinking about visiting Shiroi Koibito Park after my article about it here and are not quite sure yet, the menu might help sway you towards it. The Chocolate Lounge does not feature any main type food, the closet you can get is the tea set. As the lounge name suggests, it

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Gull Drive Thru Bethlehem Bowser
Road Tripping

4 ways to save money on fuel road tripping in New Zealand

Petrol in New Zealand is expensive compared to Australia and the United States. The best prices are around $2.00 per litre for regular 91 octane fuel on the North Island. It’s not uncommon to find prices anywhere between $2.17 and $2.25 per litre in regional centres and don’t be surprised in small, remote areas to

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Boat in the Reeds at the Bombah Point Ferry
Road Tripping

Myall Lakes National Park – A Detour Off The Pacific Highway

We regularly commute up and down the Pacific Highway, and as more towns have been bypassed it has gotten quicker. The downside? It’s easier to miss some of the special places that are off the beaten track. So, last week we decided to take a detour at the Hawks Nest exit, North of Newcastle and

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