Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 2

On Sunday we drove to Taupo. Before we stopped for some brunch, we stopped at the lookout point, and wow the view is beautiful in Taupo! We had some brunch around 11am at Café Baku, it was so delicious! I had some french toast with bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon. My husband had a full…

Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 1

For my birthday this year, which is on the 11th of July, we decided that we want to go on a roadtrip, not too far from us. We decided to go to Rotorua 1st and then look around in Taupo and drive back to Pukekohe around Sunday afternoon. We drove in the morning, around 7am…

Butterfly Creek

We visited Butterfly Creek today, what a lovely day it was, even though it was overcast, it was so fun going for an outing. It was packed, full of families and children running everywhere. We started by the crocodiles, Goldie and Scar. They also fed the crocodiles while we were there, our toddler enjoyed it…

Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 2

We visited our friends right before we went into level 4 lockdown, so this was back in March. We have a toddler and a newborn, so the earlier to get on the road the better. The road to there is pretty straightforward, it’s one direction all the way. On the road we experienced heavy rains…

Pukekohe Hill Reserve

We visted Pukekohe Hill Reserve recently, it has a beautiful view of the whole of Pukekohe. There are pine trees and big grass lands streched out as far as the eye can see. Our toddler had a blast, and while my husband and our toddler walked, I held baby and walked too, after our outing,…

Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 1

It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning when me and my husband decided to go to Kerikeri to visit some of our friends. We should have gotten up earlier as it’s quite a distance to Kerikeri. The drive is about 3 hours and 30 minutes so we actually should have been on the road by…

John Hill Vineyard and Restaurant

We visited Hunua Falls today, as my sister in law is visiting and we wanted to show her the falls. After we were done at the falls, we was on our way home, we saw a direction board just as we left the falls, that said that there are a vineyard and restaurant 1 km…

Karioitahi Beach

We visited Karioitahi Beach on new year’s day. We thought it was going to be quiet, but it turned out to be really busy. Anyway it’s only 25 minute drive from Pukekohe, and closer than we thought. The beach is covered with soft black sand, the waves are a little rough, but if you want…

Hunua Falls

We went yesterday for a lovely Sunday afternoon drive, and visited Hunua Falls. It’s only 23km from Pukekohe. By the time we arrived it was already very busy. There are a Kiwi Grill where you can buy something to eat or drink and fruit flavored ice cream. The boysenberry and strawberry is delicious. We then…

Auckland Botanic Gardens

We recently visited the Auckland botanic gardens. They have the most beautiful plants and trees as well as a place to have a bite. The entry is free for all visitors. They are open from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoy it very much. We…