Mount Eden

View of the city from Mount Eden
[View of the city from Mount Eden]

Looming high above suburban Epsom, Mount Eden is the highest natural point in the whole of Auckland.


Strawberry Orchard
[Strawberry Orchard]

Other than the durian orchard back in my hometown, I haven’t been to any other Pick-Your-Own (PYO) orchard elsewhere. It’s currently strawberry season until end of January. I came across the address to Massey Gardens & Orchard from the web last week and decided to take the family there.


Polynesian Spa
[Polynesian Spa]

Rated one of the World’s Top 10 Spa by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine, the Polynesian Spa is a thermal spa on the shore of Lake Rotorua that every tourist here should experience at least once.



Thermal Explorer Highway
[Thermal Explorer Highway]

The drive south to Taupo took almost 4 hours but surprisingly not as tiring as it seems. The weather was perfect and we had plenty of stops along the way to enjoy the scenery.


Takapuna Beach
[Takapuna Beach]

One of the good thing about living here is that you don’t have to drive too far to go to a beach.


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