Cindy Brown

Mom of 1

Age : 2 year old boy

Resident for : 3 years

Profession: Owner of Earth Mama online Eco Lifestyle Store

#1 Travel Tip: Hire a camper van, distances between all the highlights of the North Island are short, make the most of this. A camper van is the perfect way to explore New Zealand and an amazing family experience. Try avoid travelling in and out of Auckland city during peak hour traffic.

About Auckland :

Auckland is a busy city by New Zealand’s standards, located in the North Island. Visitors can enjoy a stay or transit through by visiting the seaside promenade and the iconic Sky Tower. Our Mombassador can help you figure out your route around the whole of the North Island.


Tell us about living in your city:

The diversity of the North Island ranges from a beautiful skyline city to wine vineyards, to rugged coastlines, to adrenalin sports, to beautiful countryside; there is something for everyone and plenty for the kids.

What’s one cultural quirk?

Try get to see a traditional Haakaa performance.

Why is traveling important for a family?

It is uninterrupted quality time together.

What’s the hardest thing about traveling with kids?

Jet lag for sure 🙁

What’s your favorite family travel destination?

South Africa/Game Parks

What’s on your travel wish list?

Fiji, Rarotonga and Tahiti

What’s the one thing you do that makes traveling with kids easier?

If they’re young enough, wear them 🙂  Make sure to have a bit of home comfort, their comforter or favourite blanket. Have a Busy Bag with activities that will keep little minds busy.

Give us a song from your road trip playlist:

Current favourite is, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.