About Carolyn

Carolyn is a South Island farm girl turned North Island city slicker who loves exploring! She is passionate about helping travellers discover all the adventure and variety that awaits them in NZ.

New Zealand Travel Articles written by Carolyn:

  • Before jumping - final check!

    Bungy Jumping from Auckland Harbour Bridge

    If you are not able to reach the remote places where you can experiment bungy jumping in New Zealand, then Auckland's Harbour Bridge is here waiting for you.

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  • Getting Off The Beaten Track in the Catlins

    You can’t get much more off the beaten path in New Zealand than the Catlins Coast and its remoteness is a huge part of its charm. It’s a reasonably small and fairly isolated region tucked away down in the south east corner of the South Island, below Dunedin and to the east of Invercargill

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  • Auckland Sea Planes Scenic Flight over Rangitoto

    Even though I call Auckland home this scenic flight truly blew me away. It’s the perfect option for anyone who is a little short on time and it allows you to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf in a way that no one else is able to, from both the harbour and the air.

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  • Waitomo Caves: A More Personal Approach

    At Once Upon A Trip we know you want authenticity when you travel - so we were thrilled to come across a small family-run business, Cave World, that are able to give you a much more intimate, personalised visit to Waitomo's infamous glowworm caves.

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  • The Whanganui River Canoe Trip

    Laura and I set off one long weekend to try out the only one of New Zealand's 9 "Great Walks" that is done in canoes or kayaks; the Whanganui River Journey.

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