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Now you are 6!

Ambulance, Happy 6th, TopsyTurvyTribe

What a whirlwind of a year…Whoosh! now you are six!! Last year you had your wintery birthday in Portugal, now we have upped sticks and are living in New Zealand! Oh what a joy to have bright, warm and summery Read more…


Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

View towards Kapiti Island, North Island, New Zealand, TopsyTurvyTribe

When visiting New Zealand’s beautiful Kapiti coast, beaches and towns you can’t help but notice (on clear days) the 10Km long rectangular Kapiti island. The island lies 5km off the West of the North Island, 1 hour from Wellington, and Read more…


Day trip to Wellington

Immortal, Te Papa, Wllington, New Zealand, Topsyturvytribe

It took around an hour to travel on the rail replacement bus service from Paraparaumu into Wellington, the boys loved the novelty of having bus tickets. From the bus station it was an easy stroll along the waterfront to the Read more…


Adeus 2018, Haere Mai 2019, Happy New Year!

Best Nine 2018, topsyturvytribe

What a brilliant year 2018 has been!  This year was a year of revelations, connections and changes. It is so strange to believe that in January of this year we started off the year celebrating the Three King’s arrival in Nerja, Read more…


Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Our first Christmas in New Zealand. We decided to go all out and visit our local Christmas tree farm up in the Kaimai Ranges and pick our very own kiwi Christmas tree! The weather was against us but even the Read more…


New Zealand’s North Island Beaches

Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, Topsyturvytribe

New Zealand is so breathtakingly beautiful. Surrounded by the ocean and just 280 miles at its widest point, you are never too far from a beach here. From wild, hidden, blackened and volcanic to surfy, pristine and sophisticated city bays Read more…


Wairere Falls and the Kaimai Range, Waikato

Wairere Falls from a distance, Kaimai range, North Island, New Zealand, Topsyturvytribe

We love an outdoor adventure so high on our list of things to do in New Zealand is walking (tramping) as a family. We have already found some great coastal walks, and were keen to also walk inland. Our first Read more…