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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 25) : Bus Ride from Tauranga to Hastings with InterCity

    I am a huge fan of travelling by bus because first, it is the cheapest mode of travelling and secondly, I get to enjoy scenic views along the way especially in picturesque New Zealand. The second long distance bus ride I took in New Zealand was with InterCity, travelling from Tauranga to Hastings specially for the blueberry […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 24) : A Cosy Homestay with a Local Asian Family in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

    There are ways one can save money on accommodation without sacrificing comfort; stay in a home with a local family and/or share a room with other people. Homestay is a good option to consider especially when rent skyrockets during the peak travelling season in summer. The backpacker hostel I was staying in Tauranga was going […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 23) : Cycling in New Zealand Code and Rules & Enjoying Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Tauranga

    Cycling is a fun, healthy and convenient way to explore places, neighbourhoods and cities in scenic New Zealand. Designated bicycle lanes available on most roads in the country make it a relatively safe activity to do. I had a pleasant cycling experience in Tauranga – exploring the neighbourhood looking for Japanese cherry blossoms in full […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 22) : Barbecue Gathering & Glowworms Sighting on the Waterfall Track at McLaren Falls Park

    New Zealand is world-famous for its enchanting glowworms that live in damp, dark places like caves and forests. In Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, there is a place where we can have a barbecue gathering in a beautiful setting and WATCH GLOWWORMS FOR FREE at the picturesque McLaren Falls Park. 😉 Friends who have paid for tours to the […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 15) : Mount Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk & Picturesque Bay of Plenty

    An unforgettable activity I did in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty was to climb Mount Maunganui’s iconic mountain, Mauao and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view (literally and figuratively speaking!) of the entire Bay of Plenty coastline at 232m above sea level. 😀 Mind you, the journey up Mount Maunganui’s Mauao summit was not an easy task! […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 14) : Taking the Bayhopper Bus from Tauranga city centre to Mount Maunganui & Exploring Pilot Bay Beach

    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty is home to two famous natural attractions – Mount Maunganui (Mauao) and Main Beach. The Mount is an iconic landmark that offers a spectacular view of the entire Western Bay of Plenty, whereas Main Beach is voted as New Zealand’s best beach for a very good reason. Another worthy sight is […]