There’s no way to learn everything about a place you’re traveling to. You just have to do your best to research it and hope you find people who write about the things you most want to see or experience. Here are some things that we missed in New Zealand, but it’s okay because I wouldn’t change how or what we did on our trip.Continue reading
The Taieri Gorge Railway tour starts from the historic railway building in Dunedin and returns to the same place. Check out our photos of the Taieri Gorge Railway Tour.Continue reading
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was hosting the “Civic Pride” exhibit. Coupled with their collection of art on display, I found the overall atmosphere to be inspiring. We went back and ate at the restaurant Nova, which is attached to the museum, and it was wonderful.Continue reading
Stop in for a nice cup of tea and some Chinese pastries or just enjoy the peaceful grounds. The Chinese Garden in Dunedin is a wonder place to explore and relax.Continue reading
Dunedin was my wife’s favorite city. She just fell in love with it and its Scottish heritage. Here are some photos from Dunedin. For more about the city, check out our other posts.Continue reading
The Otago Chocolate Company makes some of the smoothest chocolate bars available in New Zealand. The chocolate is silky, satisfying, and full of flavor. When combined with other flavors of New Zealand, you have a winning chocolate experience that few other companies can match.
The metallic stickers on the cardboard outer wrappings have an upscale look to them and clearly state what’s in the bar and where the chocolate beans come from. Some of the wrappers feature images from Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. The horopito and kawakawa berries chocolate bar makes use of the natural spice in New Zealand’s flora. The beans are single sourced from Papa New Guinea. The farmers receive a fair price for their work.
Those familiar with manuka honey will enjoy the Beekeeper. The beans are from Papa New Guinea, but this 70% dark chocolate comes with honey, bee pollen, and puffed amaranth. That’ll kick up the health factor of this treat a notch. It’s good for “growers, makes and eaters alike.”
The Otago Chocolate Company (OCHO) makes their chocolate in Dunedin, and you can find it in local stores and at the Royal Albatross Centre. You can even get it at the airport, so be sure to look in the gift shops while waiting for your flight out. This is one treat you’ll want to enjoy no matter where you’re from.