Top 10 Best New Zealand Waterfalls

It’s not easy to put together a Top 10 Best New Zealand Waterfalls List, but here is a list of our favorites that we have personally visited.

New Zealand Return Itinerary – December 20, 2009 to January 3, 2010

This itinerary was the first part of our month-long end-of-the-year (and end-of-the-decade for that matter) trip to both New Zealand and the Cook Islands. This first part focuses only on the New Zealand leg of the trip…

“Ch- Ch- Ch- Changes” (North Island, New Zealand – January 4, 2010 to January 10, 2010)

I guess our sentiment that this place was rather “Dead As” was challenged when we happened to witness some hideous shouting of two Maori gangs hurling insults and even bottles at each other…

Wairere Falls

I was at these waterfalls near Matamata during early April of 2007, my first visit to New Zealand. I found them purely by accident while trying to find somewhere to park for the night. I tackled them the following morning, took my time, and was careful. It was a very fulfilling experience. When I reached […]

New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary – November 5, 2004 to December 3, 2004

As you can see by the title of this page, this itinerary was our honeymoon with a destination wedding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. For Julie and I, this was the trip that opened up our eyes to what was out there in the world…

“The Shortcut” (Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – November 13, 2004 to November 15, 2004)

I had read somewhere that this road tended to break up marriages as couples would argue after finding out it wasn’t the shortcut one of them hoped it would be. I prayed this would not be our fate…