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Coromandel Walkway Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Coromandel Coastal Walkway, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Weekend Getaway The Coromandel Peninsula offers some amazing activities. There's a reason it's packed during summer days when many Aucklanders take a long break and switch to vacation mode. The Coromandel Peninsula is located just far and remote enough to make you feel special when
White Island Volcano Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure New Zealand
TRAVEL DESTINATION: White Island (Whakaari), Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: One day trip 2:30 AM. The alarm on my phone goes off. Getting to bed by 8 didn't happen, as it almost never does in spite of my good intentions. With practically no sleep and a mug of decaf, I find myself on
Bethells Beach Auckland Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Te Henga (Bethells Beach) Walkway, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day activity Auckland's West Coast is known for some of the most amazing scenery in this part of New Zealand. Firstly, Waitakere Ranges transports you to a luscious rainforest reality, where you can get lost on numerous walking trails. In addition to that,
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TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rotorua and Hobbiton, Bay of Plenty/Waikato, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Overnight stay Rotorua has gone through a serious transformation and changes. At least I remember it differently from some years back. Recently I rediscovered this place that many call 'Rotovegas of New Zealand'. This past weekend was again just the right
Mt Te Aroha Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Te Aroha, Waikato region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip Daily challenges that I create for myself are sometimes the only thing that gets me outdoors and moving. It becomes even easier when there is another mountain or peak in question. One day trips to such places have pluses and
Mt Manaia Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Beaches
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Whangarei Heads, Northland region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip / Overnight stay There are few special places in everyone's life where things seem more real and closer to that peace we're all searching in our everyday. One of such places for me here in New Zealand is Whangarei Heads. First time
Mt Taranaki Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont), Egmont National Park, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day activity The perfect cone of Mt Taranaki has always reminded me of Japan's Mt Fuji. They are both volcanoes, graciously overtaking the surrounding landscapes. Visually they almost match. To the people of Japan, Fujisan represents a national symbol and