The Perfect Long Weekend in Dunedin

TRAVEL DESTINATION Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION Long Weekend Dunedin is beautiful. I was struck by the city, magnificent landscape and the feel of this part of New Zealand. It's been more than a month now since I took the trip and spent the long weekend in this area, but the memories
Sea Lions Otago - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Animals of Otago Peninsula

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand The Otago Peninsula is an amazing part of New Zealand where you can encounter many unique animals living in their natural habitat. Native animals are protected, as many species became endangered after the past periods of their near extinction. There are still many threats to these animals
Tokatu Point Tawharanui - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Tāwharanui – A Walk in the Park

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Tāwharanui Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Half day hike Tāwharanui Regional Park is a place that I keep visiting during the summer months. Mostly for the swim. It's just been recently that I realized there's more to this area on the tip of the Tāwharanui Peninsula. It takes a good hour to reach

I want to travel, but…

So, I want to travel. It's something I am drawn to, something I feel I need and want to do. Traveling makes my life fuller, it gives me the freedom, it brings an enormous amount and sense of joy into my life and puts me in motion. All that and more. Why is it that
Papua Falls Rarotonga - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

The Needle Hike (Te Rua Manga) in Rarotonga

TRAVEL DESTINATION: The Needle (Te Rua Manga), Rarotonga, Cook Islands TRAVEL DURATION: Half day hike Wherever I go and travel to, I always try to scout out some hills or mountains to climb. There sure is something about that 360 degrees top view. I love to see the place I am visiting from a bird's-eye perspective. Maybe
Rarotonga Beaches - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

10 Things I Love about Rarotonga

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rarotonga, Cook Islands Rarotonga is the biggest and most visited island out of the 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands. It's become my favourite go-to getaway place whenever family comes to visit New Zealand. With a warm climate all year round, it's just the perfect and also the obvious travel choice for
Te Paki Sandboarding - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

3 Must Do Experiences In Far Northland

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Far Northland, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 Day Trip / Weekend Getaway During these winter months, we're probably all thinking and dreaming about warmer north places. At least here in New Zealand. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to take a long break and travel to those countries and places that are currently under
Gannet Colony Muriwai Beach - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Exploring Auckland’s West Coast Beaches (Part 2)

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Auckland's West Coast Beaches, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 Day Activity Continuing with the Auckland's West Coast Beaches further north from Piha, I put together all the interesting facts and activity ideas for the remaining beaches. Anawhata Beach Anawhata Beach sits just north of Piha Beach. On Piha Road take a right turn