Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were well worth seeing.
Author: Sandra Walsh
In Awe Of Yellow Eyed Penguins And Moeraki Boulders
Sharing photographs, videos and stories of our precious time in April 2021 with yellow-eyed penguins and the marvellous Moeraki boulders.
Adorable Dunedin Buildings People Albatrosses and Penguins
We're not all that comfortable in big cities, but Dunedin managed to impress us regardless. Mostly the outstanding Otago Peninsula.
Entranced By The Catlins Heritage Trail
Having planned only two blogs about our adventures in the Catlins, we realised there's so much amazingness three are needed to do it justice.
Continuing Our Catlins Adventures
The second of three posts sharing our April 2021 experiences in the stunning Catlins in the SE corner of NZ's South Island.
Fun With Friends and Wildlife In The Catlins
We managed to time our adventures to coincide with Rod and Tracy's Catlins long weekend over Easter. Our first three days were unforgettable.
Following The Gold To Gabriel’s Gulley
At the end of March we travelled to Gabriel's Gulley where the first NZ Gold Rush began. There were amazing sights on the way & while there.
Autumn Colours Blaze In Kingston Queenstown And Arrowtown
Wanting to experience the autumn colours in Arrowtown, we headed back north and took in Kingston and Queenstown too. All in one day!
Travelling the Te Anau to Milford Highway
After our overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound, we did the Te Anau to Milford Road for a trip on Milford Sound. There's so much to tell you!
Feeling Tearful At Doubtful Sound
An overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound wasn't on our itinerary until we met two strangers. The outstanding beauty reduced me to tears.
From Tui Base Camp to Te Anau Glowworm Caves and Wildlife
Tui Base Camp deserves a special mention. We loved staying there. Lake Murchison, Te Anau, the glowworm caves and birds were spectacular.
History On The Hump Ridge Track
From 18th to 20th March, we walked the Hump Ridge Track. Actually that's not strictly true! We did selected parts! Interesting & challenging.
The Southland Scenic Route Monkey Island to Clifden Suspension Bridge
We spent almost a week meandering between Monkey Island and Clifden Suspension Bridge last month. There were so many treasures to relish.
Back To Southland To Catch Our Breath
After our wonderful week on Stewart Island, we slowed down somewhat to catch our breath. We found many delightful things at Bluff & Colac Bay.
Exploring Rakiura’s Villages, Bays and Islands
We adored Stewart Island. For our final two days we relished a villages and bays tour, a ferry trip to Ulva & Sandra finally saw a wild kiwi!
A Scary Wrong Turn On The Rakiura Track
New Zealand native bush is a joy to behold and walk amongst. However, it’s not so joyous when you’re alone, frightened, and lost.
Our Rakiura Track Adventure – Days One And Two
At the beginning of March 2021, Barry & I walked the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island. Here we share tales & traumas of our first two days.
Stewart Island – Our First Two Days
Our first two days on Stewart Island managed to capture some of the magic to come. We fell in love with this amazing location.
Clyde to Invercargill And Stewart Island
Continuing our journeys south last month, we take you on a historic trip to old gold mining towns, and the southernmost city in the world.
Another Breathtaking Journey From Haast To Clutha Via Wanaka
Two weeks ago we left the West Coast and travelled through Haast Pass. Featuring walks, waterfalls, glacial pools, a lake and friends.