Zipline – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

A zipline over the forest canopy on Waiheke Island

Z is for zipline . . .  or zoom. Practical Information:  Waiheke Island is a short ferry ride from Auckland. Eco Zip has side by side ziplines that take you over vineyards, then over the forest canopy. Personally, I am a chicken, and prefer to spend my afternoons on Waiheke at either the beach or one of the many wineries. […]

Yachting on America’s Cup Boats – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

Yachting in New Zealand - Princess Kate racing against Prince William race against each other on former America's Cup boats.

Y is for yachting on America’s Cup Boats  . . .  or yacht racing. Practical Information:  This is the real thing, yachting at its most exciting. It’s an opportunity to crew on a former Team New Zealand America’s Cup yacht.  Most of the time they take out only one of the two boats, but during summer on […]

Volcanic Crater – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

The Auckland city skyline seen while looking over the 50 metre crater of the extinct Mount Eden Volcano, Auckland New Zealand.

V is for volcanic crater. Practical Information:  Now grass covered, the volcanic crater is 50 metres deep. The photo was taken from the Mount Eden’s summit, just outside the volcanic crater. It is the highest natural point in Auckland. Hiking to the top is steep in parts, but overall it is pretty easy, and took us […]

Queen Street Waharoa – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

Queen Street gate in Aotea Square in Auckland New Zealand

Q is for Queen Street waharoa . . .  or quite cool gateway. Practical Information:  Waharoa means “gateway” in Māori. This one was formed in wood and copper by Selwyn Muru, a Māori sculptor who carved it with chainsaw and chisel. The five symbols across the top are Whetu me te Marama (representing heavenly spheres), Tawhiri Matea […]

Just Published (Choose A Way Auckland) – #AtoZ

Choose A Way Auckland

J is for Just Published. Today my first book Choose A Way Auckland publishes. It’s an interactive ebook offering you choices like: Would you rather . . . OR OR More about Choose A Way Auckland:  Choose A Way Auckland is an interactive city guide by local travel writer and photographer Rhonda Albom. She shares firsthand […]

Announcing: Choose A Way Auckland – Pre-Order Now

Choose A Way Auckland

After months of walking, tasting, sailing, watching, discovering, researching and photographing my city, Choose A Way Auckland is finally here! It publishes on April 11 but is available for pre-order on Amazon. Let me help you create your adventure through Auckland (New Zealand). As both a local author and photographer, I share firsthand, the best the city […]

Giapo: Taking Ice Cream and Gelato to an Art Form

Colourful ice cream creations from Giapo in Auckland New Zealand

Giapo. Just thinking about their ice cream and my mouth is watering. Who would have thought the best ice cream in the world is found in Auckland New Zealand? Giapo has turned ice cream into an art form, a perfect handmade combination of flavours. The secrets are passion, attention to every detail, and fresh New Zealand ingredients. The shop […]