Kia Ora, Gidday, Welcome.

One step at a time, one foot in front of the other. Slow as it is, I’m getting there. Still on target to complete DeWandelaar by the end of 2018!

My name’s Jens, the person behind this site. I’m a first-generation New Zealander with German nationality, living in The Netherlands after having resided in the United Kingdom for some time. Pushing 50, I’ve traveled a fair bit, and created a early travel blog way back in 1998 to share stories and tips for fellow travelers.

DeWandelaar.org (‘The Wanderer’ or ‘Walker’) is the parent website of DeWandelaar.nl (Dutch), DerWanderer.de (German) and Godzone.com (Kiwi). All these sites promote appreciation of the outdoors, conservation, sustainable, socially and environmentally-conscious travel.

Building on the original travelog, I’ve created a directory of places to stay and things to do in New Zealand, including hostels like the BBH and YHA networks, motorhome parks including TOP 10 Holiday Parks, and Information Centres including Department of Conservation DOC Visitor Centres. As time goes on I’ll be adding more stuff including attractions, activities and recommended travel itineraries, plus some travel stories from the distant and more recent past.

While I’ve developed this site to be mobile-friendly, I’ve recently ditched my phone to liberate myself from being ‘always connected’. Try viewing DeWandelaar, and the other sites on a desktop or tablet. Mobile sites are trimmed-down for those with limited time and attention.

Example Content

Below is some example, random content found within DeWandelaar. More will be added when I find the time. Use the map on this page or the navigation at the top of the page to look around. If you’ve got nice comments or suggestions let me know, otherwise, enjoy!

Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

  83%    $45.90   $45.90  

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park accommodation on the West Coast, New Zealand.

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park accommodation on the West Coast, New Zealand.

  83%    $45.90   $45.90   

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park accommodation on the West Coast, New Zealand.

  83%    $45.90   $45.90   

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park accommodation on the West Coast, New Zealand.

  83%    $45.90   $45.90   

Verandahs Backpacker Lodge BBH

  87%    $30   $40

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Verandahs Backpacker Lodge in Auckland City.

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Verandahs Backpacker Lodge in Auckland City.

  87%    $30   $40

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Verandahs Backpacker Lodge in Auckland City.

  87%    $30   $40

Booking, contact, rating and facility details of Verandahs Backpacker Lodge in Auckland City.

  87%    $30   $40

Harataonga DOC Campsite

  97%

Department of Conservation Harataonga DOC Campsite in the Hauraki Gulf on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation Harataonga DOC Campsite in the Hauraki Gulf on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Department of Conservation Harataonga DOC Campsite in the Hauraki Gulf on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

  97%

Department of Conservation Harataonga DOC Campsite in the Hauraki Gulf on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

  97%

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