Taupo: Lakes, Waterfalls, & Tui

Taupo Taupo is a really neat town in the North Island of New Zealand. It boasts a beautiful lake, and we really enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, including Huka falls and Waipahihi botanical reserve. The weather was perfect, and we had fun taking some pictures of ducks near the lake. Where to eat in Taupo Our […]

All About Auckland

Our first stop on our New Zealand adventure was Auckland. New Zealand is very serious about their biosecurity, and about declaring any sort of food you bring, hiking you’ve done, etc. They posted a lot of signs in the airport that when (not if) they find something you haven’t declared, you’re getting an instant fine. […]

Billabong Sanctuary Photo Gallery

Billabong Sanctuary Hands down, Billabong Sanctuary was our favorite part of Townsville. We got there just before 10:00 a.m. (just in time to feed a Cassowary some grapes!), and ended up spending about 7 hours there! They have shows about every half hour, and many of the shows are interactive. There are plenty opportunities to feed or […]