Jess is a Wanderer at Mangawhai Clifftops

Mangawahai Beach is a beautiful spot that’s perfect for water-sports, sunbathing or hiking. There are plenty of trails offering perfect viewpoints or longer, more challenging, treks across the clifftops. I did the Mangawhai Clifftops route which is about 3.5km one way. You can carry on another 2km and down about 200 steps and then walk … Read moreJess is a Wanderer at Mangawhai Clifftops

Jess is a Wanderer Tramping Kinloch to Kawakawa Bay

Jess is a Wanderer left Taupo and drove the 20km-ish to Kinloch. A beautiful lakeside village with picturesque beaches and plenty of opportunities for boating. If you have your own boat that is. Otherwise, maybe you can make friends with someone and they’ll invite you out for the day. This is not what happened to me! … Read moreJess is a Wanderer Tramping Kinloch to Kawakawa Bay

Jess is a Wanderer Kayaking in Taupo

Jess is a Wanderer headed out in search of Te Mata Peak whilst visiting Hawke’s Bay. Te Mata Park offers a variety of different walking trails around ‘the sleeping giant’ as the name translates. There are different colours ranging in difficulty and length. I somehow managed to do the red, blue and yellow trails – … Read moreJess is a Wanderer Kayaking in Taupo

Jess is a Wanderer at the Rodeo

Jess is a Wanderer was driving along New Zealand’s coast when signs advertised the rodeo at Opotoki. $20 later and cowboys were flying off bulls and horses like nothing I’d ever seen! There have been protests about cruelty to animals regarding the rodeo but the announcer informed us that things were all above board… I don’t know … Read moreJess is a Wanderer at the Rodeo

Jess is a Wanderer at McLaren Falls

  Jess is a Wanderer had been recommended to visit McLaren Falls by the wonderful Shelley and Paul – our Christmas Airbnb hosts. With glowworms and waterfalls, it was the perfect place to end our stay in Tauranga. What’s more it’s free and there are no restrictions for photographs like other glowworm hotspots. McLaren Park … Read moreJess is a Wanderer at McLaren Falls

Jess is a Wanderer wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Jess is a Wanderer spent Christmas in a town called Bethlehem just outside Tauranga. Funny, right? OK, maybe not! Shelley and Paul (Airbnb hosts) were the perfect people to celebrate the festive season with.   Waking up after a few bevvies on Christmas Eve, we decided to pop down to the water as, coming from the … Read moreJess is a Wanderer wishes you a Merry Christmas!