Travel Blogs from Auckland, New Zealand

Sort by Newest Best first

A lump in my throat..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

A lump in my throat...

A travel blog entry by rich

This is a top pick!

... to Kaitaia for the next day, as I was heading north to do a farmstay for a week or two. I'd bought a FHINZ (Farm Helpers In New Zealand) booklet while I was still in England, but I'd never got round to using it (mainly because when I'm working, I like to ...

Welcome to Wellywood, Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Welcome to Wellywood

A travel blog entry by dazzla

This is a top pick!
3

... up at 1:30am and proceeded to watch England lose. So glad I stayed up all night, but the highlight was an eye-opening display of New Zealand policing. Some bloke was off his head on drugs and booze and threw a glass at the barman's head. It all kicked off ...

Big City Bane, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Big City Bane

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

This is a top pick!

Everyone hates Auckland. New Zealanders not from Auckland claim it's not part of New Zealand. It's a big fat city just like other big fat cities in the world. Anyway I'm trying to sell my car in an alley of the obese stomach of the city. Or is it a ...

Traffic lights and postcodes, Travellers Contact Point, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Traffic lights and postcodes

A travel blog entry by jawad

This is a top pick!

... enquires desk advised me that the available accounts were not really the best value for money. Free banking does not exist in New Zealand so most accounts come with a combination of monthly fees and/or everyday transaction charges. He informed me that I ...

Goodbye New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye New Zealand

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

This is a top pick!
6

Goodbye New Zealand, it was good times. As a testament to how much we enjoyed our time there, back in 2006 our original plan was to spend a short four months working and saving, we would arrive in late August and be out by Christmas. ...

Early days in Kiwi Land, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Early days in Kiwi Land

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

This is a top pick!
13

So here we are in Aotearea (Maori for "Land of the Long White Cloud" - impressed?!) - aka New Zealand. Having totally spent out after our 5 nomadic months round Oz, we reluctantly gave in to reality again and got jobs - we're currently working in ...

Farewell New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell New Zealand

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

This is a top pick!
1

... destination than Australia. It has a very diverse landscape and not half as many people traveling around. Our last night in New Zealand was celebrated with a special bottle of Cloudy Bay as this will most likely be the last wine growing country we'll ...

The Land of the Very Long Dark Cloud, Auckland and chunks of the North Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Land of the Very Long Dark Cloud

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

This is a top pick!
12

... Te Puke (pronounced Tee Pookey), and it was refreshing that after looking at the map book we had travelled a sizeable chunk of New Zealand without breaking into a sweat unlike the country where we'd just come from where 240km would have equated to a trip ...

Lemmings, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Lemmings

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

This is a top pick!
5

... the bus down to the harbour area looking over to the harbour bridge yet another bungy spot. Think the lemming should really be New Zealand's national icon rather than the kiwi. The harbour area was quite scenic in the sun littered with little and not ...

Farewell NZ, Auckland and Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell NZ

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

This is a top pick!
3

... we say farewell to NZ. Very sad! After a fantastic 365 fun-packed kiwi days, we fly off to South America. New Zealand has been amazing. A perfect summer in the North island - golden beaches and pohutakawa flowers; followed by a perfect winter in the ...

P,P,P,P pursuit of a Penguin, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

P,P,P,P pursuit of a Penguin

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

This is a top pick!
43

... expensive stuff) up on the cliffs and managed to catch a guy playing the bagpipes out on some of the rocks. That reminds us bizarrely New Zealand has more Bagpipe Bands per capita than Scotland, how odd! We then headed to Piha Beach a town to the west of ...

Auckland - New Years Eve, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland - New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by andanddan

This is a top pick!
5

... more drinks at a couple of the bars, we headed back to the hostel. Dan would have been happy to carry on (surprise, surprise) but the double vodkas had taken their toll on me and I'd reached saturation point! Happy New Year everyone! Andrea and ...

Not Growing Up!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Not Growing Up!

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

This is a top pick!
5

... we survived. Landed in Auckland to freezing cold night time but thankfully we left our big bags at the airport and went to investigate New Zealand for 24 hours (no money to spend longer but promises to go back). Found a place to stay (Fat Camel for ...

Settlers of Mission Bay - the Expansion!, Mission Bay, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Settlers of Mission Bay - the Expansion!

A travel blog entry by jawad

This is a top pick!
5

Having played the Settlers of Catan board game a few times, more and more of our friends in Auckland have wanted to participate. Eventually Hendrik and I thought it was high time that we created an extension to the game that would allow for up to six ...

Auckland Tuesday 21st Sep 2004, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Tuesday 21st Sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

This is a top pick!
5

Mo and I decided to head for the zoo today. We found the right bus stop and headed off. As soon as we go to the zoo it started to rain, so the first stop was the shop to buy a baseball cap. A NZ one obviously. The zoo was very well run and laid out. ...

Hell 24th September 2004, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Hell 24th September 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

This is a top pick!

OH MY GOD! i had the hangover from hell. I didn't really do anything today. it wasn't my fault Nate offered me a drink and as I am a polite well brought up young lady accepted. I think he gave me airplane fuel. But the second one did taste nice, maybe ...

Back to the Hostels, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back to the Hostels

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

This is a top pick!

... for our first day in China and relaxing before we make the trip to Hong Kong! We're definately excited to be moving on to a new place but a little nervous about returning to the hustle and bustle and unfamiliar territory that is Asia, wish us ...

New Year, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

New Year, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

This is a top pick!
4

Made my way to Auckland yesterday after the sweet fireworks the night before in Sydney. New Zealand seems really nice, great landscapes, very clean and interesting. Auckland is a pretty chill city, I've been taking it pretty easy. Doing some organizing ...

NZ Idol, South Pacific Pictures Studios, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

NZ Idol

A travel blog entry by jawad

This is a top pick!
1

... and ask them to start making sense or they would have to cut some of their comments from the final show. For those of you in New Zealand who will be able to watch the broadcast on Sunday evening, you may just get a glimpse of me in the audience. I ...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

This is a top pick!
3
8

To ...

Cricket, Chinese, volcanoes & the phone book, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cricket, Chinese, volcanoes & the phone book

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

This is a top pick!
22

... team, for a six week tour, to play local teams and the kiwi national team, the Black Caps.   Eden Park is New Zealand largest sports stadium, and England was playing an evening 20/20 game against the black caps so I went with Tony, Patrick ...

Start at the beginning, Travelling back to Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Start at the beginning

A travel blog entry by baldtel_on_tour

This is a top pick!

... . Also walked across a mountain. That's right!! A mountain. So, I was dragged (again) into doing the final walk of New Zealand. Just below Taupo (nearly 2 hrs away) is the Tongariro National Park with Mt Tongariro amongst the scenery. At first, I ...

Auckland goodbye New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland goodbye New Zealand

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

This is a top pick!
5

I arrived back in Auckland on the Friday and I had arranged to go to Lisa's for the evening as it was her last night, we had a bottle or two of wine and a great meal and swapped our stories of our time in NZ. The next morning I dropped off at the bus ...

Arrival In New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Arrival In New Zealand

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

This is a top pick!
4

... our last McDonalds meal and were off on our 12 1/2 hour plane ride. After crossing the international date line we arrived in Auckland to start our journey. It wasn't long before we hit our first road bump getting our rental car. After unpacking all ...

The longest day of our lives - literally!!!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

The longest day of our lives - literally!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

This is a top pick!
3

... onto the plane. The flight was fairly uneventful as budget flights are, all we knew was by the time we arrived in Auckland at about 11:45am we were starving unfortunately. Auckland airport didn’t appreciate our concerns and it took over an hour to ...

New Zealand premier of No 2, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand premier of No 2

A travel blog entry by jawad

This is a top pick!
5

What better way to start the long weekend than by attending the New Zealand premier of "No 2" at the opening night of the Open Air Cinema. I had attended screenings here before, during the first season back in 2004, so I knew that I was in for a treat. ...

Yuckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Yuckland

A travel blog entry by irax

This is a top pick!
1

... 't nothing special. Now I´m just looking forward to South America, I really can´t wait. I really did enjoy my time in New Zealand, but mostly for the outdoor stuff that you can get up to. It doesn´t have particularly great cities, nothing like ...

Mission Bay with Aunty J, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Mission Bay with Aunty J

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

This is a top pick!
1
1

... After meeting at Base, we went for a meal in the ever popular 'Asian Food Hall' where more often than not, I can be found sampling a new Thai dish or spicy Korean soup. Micky and I opted for Chinese, Jackie for Japanese, and we sat and tucked in to a ...

Cuckoo Cottage, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cuckoo Cottage

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

This is a top pick!
2
12

... about me, but feeling extemely good about themselves, which in turn made me feel even better about myself. I walked through arrivals at Auckland airport straight into the arms of a big bundle of fresh air: me old Aunty J, who gave me a big ...

Auckland 23Sep 2004, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland 23Sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

This is a top pick!
6

After talking to Scott, I found out that in Auckland there was a place called Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic and underwater adventure and that you could see loads of penguins there and that they were really close. So after a spell in the internet café I ...

Sort by Newest Best first