At the end of April we headed to Lake Tekapo, expecting to be blown away by its beauty. Did it live up to our expectations?
After our incredible experience on the Hooker Valley Walk, we explored Mount Cook Village and the Tasman Glacier. How would they compare?
Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were well worth seeing.
Sharing photographs, videos and stories of our precious time in April 2021 with yellow-eyed penguins and the marvellous Moeraki boulders.
We're not all that comfortable in big cities, but Dunedin managed to impress us regardless. Mostly the outstanding Otago Peninsula.
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.
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!
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.
Two weeks ago we left the West Coast and travelled through Haast Pass. Featuring walks, waterfalls, glacial pools, a lake and friends.
We were keen to see Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, as well as Lake Matheson. All were amazing in their own ways, despite some challenges ...
Three weeks ago we visited Kumara, Hokitika (and its Gorge), and Lake Kaniere. Be prepared to be blown away by nature's beauty once more ...
Our next fabulous freedom camping spot, Sunday 7th February, was near Fox River - across the road from the beach. Followed by a day of walks!
Nine days ago, we arrived on the West Coast (Te Tai o Poutini) of the South Island (Te Waipounamu). We're taking our time to explore.
We've both spent a bit of time in the South Island, separately and together. However, we've always wanted to explore more ...
It's always a wrench for me to leave Gisborne. It's the place in the world where I feel the happiest, the most 'at home'.
It’s vastly different to the UK. The festive season here in New Zealand falls in the middle of summer. Is it better or worse?
Twenty-twenty. It's been a traumatic, often terrifying, yet strangely transformative year few will forget in a hurry.
We arrived back in Gisborne on Tuesday 1st December, in readiness for Barry's 65th birthday party on Saturday 5th. What a party it was!
We left Wellington Sunday 22nd November, kindly driven by Tracy & Rod back to Waikanae to pick up NZAreandare from Marilyn & David's drive.
Our recent visit to Wellington was wonderful. Helped enormously by Tracy and Rod's convivial hosting, friends who used to live in Gisborne.