The sun is starting to show its face and the skies are giving us that great shade of blue that means one thing - SUMMER is well and truly on it's way! We are SO pumped for roadtrips, hitting the surf (or the boogie boards for those of us less coordinated) and enjoying all that our iconic kiwi summer has to offer. 

Being founders of a small local business, Brad and I have spent many, MANY hours roadtripping the great expanse of this country to share our drinks with you all. All the way from Kaitaia to Invercargill, we've been lucky to see more of what Aotearoa has to offer, and with the country opening up more for this summer, we hope you get to enjoy these hidden gems as much as we have. 

It's hard to choose just a few iconic places, but I'll share a few favourites for now 🙌🏼

1. Kuaotunu Beach in the Coromandel 🏖 this beach offers the most picturesque panoramic views and is the perfect place to park up with a beach umbrella and fish'n chips from the local store this summer ☀️ Plus there's a groovy little van that sells the best real fruit ice cream 🍦 

2. New Plymouth, Taranaki ⛰ I'm a little bias, because I was born here, but New Plymouth has now taken the crown for the sunniest place in NZ so it deserves an honourable mention. The coastal walkway is a must-do, whether that's by foot or by bike, the views are unreal and there's so many iconic things to see along the way, like the infamous Wind Wand and the Te Rewa Rewa fishbone bridge. Stop off in Fitzroy for great surf and an ice cream and you've got an ideal summer day on your hands 🤟🏼

3. Nin's Bin in Kaikoura 🙌🏼 🤗 I was just driving through, but the stunning drive from Christchurch up to Blenheim was a favourite roadie of mine! The scenes are incredible, and my favourite part of any roadie is stopping at small local businesses along the way, supporting them and learning more about what they have on offer. Nin's Bin was situated at the water on SH1, selling the most divine crayfish and chips - the perfect addition to my day 

We'd also love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions for us to check out on our travels!

Here's to a great summer, full of sunshine, swimming and seeing more of what NZ has on offer!! #supportlocal

Cheers, Holly

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