Howick Historical Village

A colonial village created in New Zealand by houses and cottages rescued from the surrounding suburb of Howick in Auckland. Governor George Gray feared the French people will move from New Caledonia and Tahiti to New Zealand, while Maori leader Hone Heke caused unrest with new settlers in the north. Read more…

Tamaki Maori Village

Finally, I can write about the place I was most looking forward to. It was the most expensive item in terms of the admission price, but the experience was definitely worth it! On the other hand, what more can I wish in New Zealand than to see the Maori culture Read more…

Wai-O-Tapu

Wai-O-Tapu (in the Maori language “sacred waters”) Active geothermal area at the southern end of the volcanic centre of Okataina, north of the volcanic zone of Lake Taupo. Due to the dramatic geothermal conditions underground, the area has many hot springs that are characterized by colour. Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland Thermal Wai-O-Tapu Read more…