• Auckland
  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 8) : A Visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum (Getting There, Opening Hours & Admission Tickets)

    Being in New Zealand, I wanted to know the history of the country and its people. Therefore, the best place for me to gather such information is none other than the Auckland War Memorial Museum, also known as the Auckland Museum. 🙂 The Auckland War Memorial Museum happens to be New Zealand’s first museum and […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 7) : Day trip to Rangitoto Volcanic Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland (Part 1)

    Off the coast of Auckland, in the Hauraki Gulf lies the iconic Rangitoto Island. The volcanic island emerged from the sea around 600 years ago in a series of volcanic explosions and happens to be the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland volcanic field. 🙂 A short ferry ride is all it takes to […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 6) : Visiting and Getting to Mount Eden in Auckland by Public Transport

    A trip to Auckland, New Zealand would be incomplete without enjoying a 360 degrees view of Auckland city’s panoramic skyline. To do so, I visited Mount Eden (Maungawhau) in Auckland, one of the region’s 48 volcanic cones. Standing tall at 196 metres above sea level, Mount Eden is the highest natural point in Auckland – the perfect […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 4) : King Room with Ensuite at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Review

    The highlight of my stay at Nomads Auckland Backpackers would be the time when I was given a complimentary room upgrade, moving up from the 12-bed mixed dormitory room to a private King room with ensuite, courtesy of the hostel’s general manager, Ms. Nadine T. 🙂 In my previous blog post here, I mentioned about […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 3) : Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Review (Part 2)

    Besides for its strategic location and affordable beds, I chose to stay at Nomads Auckland Backpackers for its awesome rooftop sundeck that offers an amazing view of Auckland’s city skyline, free spa and sauna (for real!) and other facilities as well. 🙂 To read Part 1 of my review, click here.   Amazing View of Auckland […]