Welcome to DeWandelaar

The personal guide to a unique New Zealand travel experience.

I’ve been traveling New Zealand for over 40 years. DeWandelaar is where I share my New Zealand travel stories and photographs. It’s also a travel guide and directory of places to stay and things to do that are worth a detour from the well-beaten path.


I have travelled to New Zealand from Europe five times since 2001 and am always researching ideas for my next trip. Each time I visit a different part of the country or travel with a particular theme in mind. I’ve kept a diary of these travels and have taken thousands of photographs. Some of these stories and photos are shared in my New Zealand travelog.

Destination Guide

On my travels around New Zealand, I’ve stayed at all types of accommodation, seen many of the attractions and done many of the activities. I keep an independent travel directory in the Destination Guide where I recommend interesting places to stay and things to do in New Zealand.

About New Zealand

Only when I left New Zealand did I realise how little I knew of its history and how that has influenced the culture of the country and the places you travel through. Learn a little About New Zealand before you visit – it adds depth to your travel experience!

Under Contruction

DeWandelaar started construction in April 2015 and is aiming to be completed in October 2015. I have an open development process in order to enable direct feedback from interested parties. This means the site is in various states of completion and will change regularly.

I’m currently working with trade around New Zealand, please contact me if you’d like to get in touch.


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