Author Archives: Julia Chan

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+

Day 124 – National Aquarium of New Zealand and $4 Pie & Donut in Napier

We were only planning on spending one day in Napier so we headed to National Aquarium of New Zealand, or Te Whare Tangeroa O Aotearoa for those who speak Maori. Because we had a top 10 card, we managed to get … Continue reading

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Day 123 – Walking to Huka Falls from Taupo

After a bit of a lazy morning, we parked up in Taupo and decided to walk to Huka Falls from the town. There’s a nice little walk from the Spa Thermal Park along the Waikato river; the falls are part … Continue reading

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Day 122 – Visiting the geysers at Te Puia

After a disturbed night’s sleep, we were up early and headed straight to Te Puia, a Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua. Because the Rugby World Cup was sponsored by Mastercard, we were able to take advantage of a 10% … Continue reading

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Day 121 – A stormy night in Rotorua

A relatively short drive from the Coromandel down to Rotorua. It was a really rainy day but we started the day with a little breakfast and making tea for the trip. The flask Lynda lent us was coming in great use. We arrived … Continue reading

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Day 120 – Low tide at Hot Water Beach

We spent most of the day driving and managed to get around the coast of the Coromandel. We stopped off at Cathedral Cove, a popular small white beach with a spectacular cove. The cove had been formed over many years … Continue reading

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