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Mum off the map (Gemma) sitting on a log on the beachHello!  I’m Gemma, aka mum off the map. I was a scientist, a traveler, and now I’m an expat after falling in love in New Zealand (with a New Zealander and the country).

Despite having traveled New Zealand extensively, there is still so much more to explore! Join my journeys around this beautiful country for ideas to inspire you and help plan your trip.

Or, if you want to know more about what life is like an expat, especially in New Zealand, then continue on to find out more about how I made the move, advice, lifestyle and culture.

 
New Zealand Travel

 

Expat in New Zealand

Or you can check out all of my posts on the Blog page.

Alternatively here’s my latest posts

Hooker lake and Mount Cook, Best Short Breaks in winter on New Zealand's South Island       Baboons and toddlers at Wellington Zoo, one of 35 family friendly activities in New Zealand

shipping boat, should you ship your stuff when moving abroad       Best Beaches in Wellington

Here’s the best of the rest

permanent residency Partnership visa application       family-day-out-rivendell-with-kids

LOTR Attractions around Wellington       amazing roads to drive in New Zealand, the desert road

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