Anna Smith reminisces on her glamping experience at the Splore Festival near Auckland in 2020.
I was cold, a little wet, and it was as dark as the Three Boys Oyster stout I’d imbibed earlier that evening. On the last day of my trip exploring New Zealand’s deep south, I had found yet another moment of awe.
When Anna Smith arrives at Waiheke Island it is raining, but the weather doesn’t deter her as she reveals her exclusive Waiheke Island guide.
When you think of the South Pacific Islands you would probably think of Tahiti or Fiji or maybe even Easter Island. However there is one group of islands that have quietly gone about their business of providing absolute unadulterated heaven on earth to discerning visitors for many awesome sunsets. The Cook Islands (or just The Cooks to locals) are a Polynesian coral necklace of some 15 islands spread out over 2 million kilometres of Pacific Ocean but actually only a combined land area just 240 kilometres.
Following in the wake of 16 year old Kiwi singing sensation Lorde, it seems New Zealand festival scene music has caught the world’s eye just in time for Summer down under.