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Ohakune is located in the North Island, about halfway between Auckland and Wellington. It is a well-known destination for tourists and locals alike, who are looking to spend their time exploring the great outdoors. Last January 2018, we drove down to Ohakune for a 3-day weekend, mainly to finally complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. But of course, no trip is complete without us digging into scrumptious food. So let’s talk about the TOP 3 places to eat (in no particular order) when visiting the town. 1. EAT Takeaway Diner We

On a rainy Saturday morning in the middle of spring, we decided to escape the city’s gloomy weather and head north. Our destination; Ascension Wine Estate. This winery, restaurant, and event venue is located along Matakana Road, roughly an hour’s drive north of Auckland Central. The drive to the place was quite pleasant and relaxing, and much to our delight, the grey clouds started to give way to a bright blue sky and heaps of  sunshine as we made our way north. This being our very first time to visit

La Cigale is tucked within one of Auckland’s upmarket suburbs, Parnell. It has a cafe and a shop which are open seven days a week, a bistro which only operates on Wednesday evenings, and a French market which is up during the weekends. This review will focus primarily on the cafe and the weekend market because we rarely go the city on weekdays. The cafe is situated in a small corner beside the shop, this allows patrons to have a quiet, sit-down breakfast, away from the busy market area. They serve an assortment of

Local food is always a vital focus on our trips, that’s why we always make it a point to eat and to embrace traditional cuisine when we travel. We tend to shy away from the common cafes and fast food chains that can be found in almost every corner of the world because let’s be honest, the Grande Caramel Macchiato or the Cheeseburger Value Meal doesn’t really taste that different in other countries. Our visit to Kyoto and Osaka in Japan gave culinary experience a whole new meaning. For it involved not

A staple part of our Saturdates are desserts, not just any desserts, the perfectly crafted, artistically presented, and conveniently located in the heart of the city desserts. Because of our fondness for sweet treats, we have made a list of the best dessert places/ bars (in no particular order) that we have tried in Auckland. 1. Miann Miann is among the shops found along Fort Street. It offers a wide array of dessert options including gateaux, gelato sticks, gelato cakes, macarons, and chocolate bonbons. The prices range between $2.80 to $12.00. It is on the

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