Enjoy the silence of the hills

Dunedin, a city on the hill Let me take you down South to Dunedin. This small town – do I still need to specify that New Zealand’s towns do not beat records in terms of area and density? – was founded in 1848 by the Scots. It’s quite hard to miss this fact, which might seem trivial. Indeed,…

Moeraki, a kind of magic

Welcome to Moeraki , a quiet oasis that has all the characteristics of a fishing village. Life there looks peaceful.  And I’m pretty sure that the birds and the seals won’t contradict me as they outnumber the humans in this place. Coincidence ? I don’t think so.  Moeraki coastal walk Moeraki Lighthouse You will probably say: “Seriously?…

Meet the Da”u

Yay! Another sports photo shoot ! In Queenstown , I followed the Da”u, a group of French friends who live for mountain biking. One thing is certain, this photo shoot was less relaxing than the one on acroyoga especially when you have to run after them . Fortunately, some were nice enough to wait for me (denunciation). More photos…

Queenstown, defo a #NZmustdo

Are you a young and trendy backpacker addicted to any form of adrenaline ? Then it is very likely that you have heard of Queenstown. I must admit that this small town is ideally located. Situated on Lake Waikatipu – bluer than blue and probably too blue to consider a swim – and surrounded by barren mountains, it offers a…

Meet my friends Dusky and Seal

Welcome in the South island! Did you expect mountains, fjords or glaciers? Well you’ll have to wait a little bit longer then. This post is about Kaikoura, a coastal town and a real paradise for Dusky dolphins and seals. Swimming with Dusky dolphins Kaikoura seems to be the place-to-be for Dusky dolphins. A tour operator offers the…

Hawke’s bay: sun, wine and sheeps

After a perfect road trip in the North Island, let’s go to Hawke’s bay, just to perk up during a few days and be fit for the 2nd part in the South Island (have you noticed my teaser for the South Island?). This region was not chosen without any reason though: it is the sunniest area of ​​New…

Long time, no see

The turf roll just had a quick nap in the sun, which certainly looks more like a month and half coma, but it took a little time to drive around 8,000km in the South Island and load new pictures. Here is a little overview of the 2nd part of the road trip. Intense you would say ? For sure. But…

Welcome to the Mordor

Despite what you might think at first, the center of the North island is very famous. In addition to the town of Taupo, birthplace of skydiving, the Tongariro National Park is probably hiding the most famous mountain of all times: Mount Ngauruhoe a.k.a The Mordor. Tongariro Alpine Crossing The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the busiest day…

The Northland and its ghost kiwis

So let it be written. So let it be done. Here we are in the Northland. I’m pretty sure that you can guess where it is situated on the map (North of the North island). There are plenty of waterfalls, wharfs, a lighthouse, big forests and…kiwis. Well that’s what they say. Those cheeky birds go out…

Acroyoga session with Alice and Emiliano

Before heading to the Northland, I suggest you take a break with Alice and Emiliano, both addicted to yoga, but not any kind of yoga : acroyoga. I couldn’t help but organise a photoshoot of those three (yes I also include the beautiful scenery: the Mahia Peninsula). I hope that you will like it as much as I liked…

Te Tara o te ika o Māui

This is not an insult. I wouldn’t dare to put you ill at ease here. It only means that I’m taking you for a ride in the Coromandel Peninsula (northeast of the North Island). Are you in? Cathedral Cove I will not make you wait too long, it wouldn’t be fair. So let’s start with the most…

Do you want to go the seaside

Welcome to Waihi Beach ! Here you are teleported into the Orokawa Scenic Reserve. What was supposed to be a short walk from 1h30 turned into an entire afternoon of photos on an almost deserted beach. Definitely a must-do! As if you were there