Trip to Queenstown 

Queenstown has been on top of my travel list after arriving in New Zealand. It’s scenic splendour, picturesque destinations, and amazingly described beauty has always been fascinating. This winter Queenstown was a planned choice to explore. The place can be explored while you drive around the city. There are many rental companies from where you…

A day out at Butterfly Creek

Auckland Butterfly Creek is one of those popular hotspots which appears when you search Google for “Places to see in Auckland” or “Around Auckland Airport”. As the name suggests, the place is a hub of free-flying butterflies and after visiting it, I can also refer it as a Micro Mini Zoo. The place also has fishes,…

Kaitaia to Auckland – Day 3

We started early to cover the other sightseeing places on our way back to Auckland from Kaitaia. Our first destination was Karikari peninsula. The place is famous for its beach, camping site, and walking tracks. The sandy beach just looks beautiful and was a quiet site (perhaps for the time we went there) :). We headed…

Auckland Lantern Festival

This post reflects Auckland’s increasingly diverse and rapidly rising multicultural aspects. The multicultural communities here have established themselves as a culturally vibrant group and have grown into an integral part of the city. Many traditions that were brought to Auckland by these diasporas have been maintained and seen transitions with every passing year. Auckland Lantern Festival –…

Trip to 90 Miles and Cape Reinga – Day 2

Our day trip started at Kaitaia with a prior booking of our bus tickets with Harrisons. They organise a guided tour for a day trip covering multi-locations and what’s even best – they will even pick you from your local stay. They charge flat $50 NZD for the comprehensive tour which even includes complimentary lunch….

Trip to Northland – Top of NZ – Day 1

This trip to me was much awaited for – always wanted to be there! This New Year was the perfect timing to explore this new unexplored paradise and the magical journey from Auckland to Cape Reinga – the top of New Zealand. I planned this trip again with few friends of mine who are travel…

Awhitu Peninsula

I guess that a little wanderer within me is often too excited to grab any chance that comes across for exploring hidden natural treasures around me. This long Christmas weekend was a perfect opportunity to go on a long drive with my crazy bunch of friends. And this time, the place was the long-cherished destination…

Malaysia – Truly Asia

It was an unplanned trip back to India last month and I was fortunate enough to get my economy flight tickets from Malaysia Airlines. I had a long halt time in Malaysia from Auckland of about 16 hours before I could reach Delhi. I decided to hang around and visit Kuala Lumpur within the stipulated time…

Hunua Falls -Driveaway Excursion

As per my Google GPS, Hunua ranges regional park in Auckland was about 51 km’s away from my place in West Auckland. I have been planning to go there from a long time but the weekends have been lazy after a weeklong work time and I really had no idea on how to plan that…

Snow of Ruapehu

Winters are beautiful – the lovely season of spine-chilling breeze which insists me to always carry add-on all the times! My friend tells me about her recent experience of Ruapehu which is overpacked these days for its ski and snowboarding highlights of the season. The excitement of her snow confrontation exhilarates me to visit the place….

Some light

When I write this, I think about a lot many of my acquaintances who have recently been advocating for the power of God and how that power has been helping them raising their spirits and do good in life. I am myself a firm believer in the supremacy of God and how that belief has…