My week in Wellington: what to do

A paradise for anyone who loves a city with soul, Wellington makes a big first impression. Here’s my favourite things to do in the capital of New Zealand…

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Rosie goes walking… in summer snow

When I returned from my UK Christmas break in early January, I had no idea Queenstown was in the middle of one of the worst summers on record. Instead, I headed straight outside for my first summer’s walk in over 18 months. I was in for a surprise.

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Friends in high places

I’m sitting in the pilot seat of a $2billion NASA plane, staring at the hundreds of flashing buttons in horror, Dr Chris’s words still hanging in the air. “Just don’t knock anything.” He’d said. Shit. Does he not know how clumsy I am?

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A beautiful dead end

We might not have made it to Milford Sound (an avalanche hit a building full of gas bottles and suddenly the park rangers had a civil emergency on their hands), but wow, was that the most scenic U-turn I’ve ever done.

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Into the wild

When travelling, one can become obsessed with documenting everything. Get the perfect selfie, the best caption, the most likes. How do you overcome the pressure to constantly market yourself, and capture a moment with your memory rather than a camera? Deep into the Jurassic landscapes of Doubtful Sound, the answer becomes pretty darn clear.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

When I was a kid, I remember reading a book where an emperor paraded through his city entirely naked. Well…
I had a similar experience today.

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24 hours in Christchurch

Got a day to spare in Christchurch? Here are my top picks for finding the best eats, sights and more in this creative city.

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Holey cheap guacamoley

I found an avocado for $3 in Queenstown. And although what I am about to share with you will surely collapse the black market of this shrivelled and shrunken head of a vegetable, you have a right to know my discovery…

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Would you share a bed with a stranger?

A girl can dream one day her room'll look like a Habitat ad...

Ever rolled over in blissful sleep and come nose-to-nose with a complete stranger? I hadn’t (honest!), until I moved to Queenstown. Arriving in a fun hostel with kind staff and free soup, I joined a group of optimistic young people who were all essentially homeless…

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