Having travelled eastwards from the west coast to Arthur's Pass Village in February, we subsequently journeyed westwards with friends in May.
Leaving Gisborne on Sunday 1st August, we flew back to the UK on Thursday 5th August. It's an interesting time to be flying that's for sure!
From the 7th to 21st May, we hung around Christchurch with Jamie and visited a number of nearby attractions.
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?
Out of all the adventures and experiences we had in our five months on the South Island, Mount Cook won the Gold Medal. You'll soon see why ...
Waiting for a clear weather window to visit Mount Cook in April, we visited the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme, Lake Ohau, and the Clay Cliffs.
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.
The second of three posts sharing our April 2021 experiences in the stunning Catlins in the SE corner of NZ's South Island.
We managed to time our adventures to coincide with Rod and Tracy's Catlins long weekend over Easter. Our first three days were unforgettable.
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.
Wanting to experience the autumn colours in Arrowtown, we headed back north and took in Kingston and Queenstown too. All in one day!
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!
An overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound wasn't on our itinerary until we met two strangers. The outstanding beauty reduced me to tears.
Tui Base Camp deserves a special mention. We loved staying there. Lake Murchison, Te Anau, the glowworm caves and birds were spectacular.
We spent almost a week meandering between Monkey Island and Clifden Suspension Bridge last month. There were so many treasures to relish.
After our wonderful week on Stewart Island, we slowed down somewhat to catch our breath. We found many delightful things at Bluff & Colac Bay.