New Zealand: Island Paradise

New Zealand – the filming location for the world famous Lord of the Rings a land of rolling hills where sheep outnumber people!!

We recently flew out to the North Island for the wedding of two of our close friends and this beautiful country did not disappoint. From amazing people to delicious wine this land has something to offer everyone. One thing that really struck us was how friendly and open the people of New Zealand are – just makes life so much easier on these long trips!!

Waiheke Island (just off Auckland) was the perfect setting for our friends wedding and the Island of Wine (as its known) certainly did not let us down. We would be remiss if we did not give a shout out to the Te Motu Winery – a fantastic vineyard with very knowledgable staff and impeccable wine at fantastic prices. Highly recommended if you’re planning a trip to this part of the globe.

All in all this was a wonderful break and if you ever get the opportunity to visit New Zealand we can promise you you won’t be disappointed.

Below are just some of the photos we took on our trip.

Hope you enjoy!

Mel & Mike x


Mesmerised by the view with our amazing friend Ani – Te Motu winery you were beautiful!!

Waiheke Island wine country

Island Living (Future vaca home)

Wedding Vibes (excuse the blurry photo – what can we say the celebrations were in full swing!!)

Loving life at the Te Motu Vineyard!

What a view – just a short walk from our apartment – Waiheke you are breathtaking!

Blue seas, blue skies – does it get any better? Soaking it up under the summer sun!!