New Zealand’s Island Fortress

Another victim of the earthquakes, this historic wartime island was once used as a quarantine station, Maori fortification¬†and a¬†defence against Russian attacks. On arrival and after a short swim across to the island we navigated our way up the steep barbed wire bank. Once inside the fort we were met by a beautifully designed historic … Continue reading New Zealand’s Island Fortress

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The Holiday Inn

Abandoned and severely crippled by the earthquake this hotel had also played host to an arsonist over the years. Cautiously venturing around the burnt ruins of this hotel you could smell and feel the wet carpets from when the fire was brought under control. We could hear the faint beeping of nearby smoke alarms and … Continue reading The Holiday Inn