Wellington’s Funky and Fascinating Cuba Street

One of our favorite areas in Wellington, New Zealand is the Cuba Street District. Once the route of the Wellington trams, the middle section of the street was closed to traffic after the removal of the rails in 1969 and is now one of the busiest areas in Wellington. This is a cool neighborhood full[…]

Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa[…]

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony – New Zealand

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, located between Christchurch and Dunedin, is home to a group of little blue penguins who come ashore every day around dusk. What started out as a few blue penguins nesting in a rock quarry area at the edge of Oamaru Harbor in the early 1990s is now Oamaru’s largest tourist[…]

Things to Do and See in Wellington, New Zealand

One of my favorite spots in the world is Wellington, New Zealand. Surrounded by rolling hills, the city sits on the edge of a stunning harbor. It is renowned for its compact size making it an ideal walking city. When I visited Wellington, I walked and walked and walked, thoroughly enjoying a city that has[…]