From the 7th to 21st May, we hung around Christchurch with Jamie and visited a number of nearby attractions.
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 ...
Our itinerary often alters due to fascinating things we find along the way. Oamaru, Duntroon & The Vanished World were well worth seeing.
After leaving Dunedin, we travelled slowly west and north to visit St Bathans. There were was so much to see it took our breath away.
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.
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!
From 18th to 20th March, we walked the Hump Ridge Track. Actually that's not strictly true! We did selected parts! Interesting & challenging.
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!
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.
Our first two days on Stewart Island managed to capture some of the magic to come. We fell in love with this amazing location.
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.
Two weeks ago we left the West Coast and travelled through Haast Pass. Featuring walks, waterfalls, glacial pools, a lake and friends.
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.
Following our two-night stay at Whanganui, we meandered northwards to spend a couple of nights at Waitara Holiday Park with Marilyn and David.
We left Wellington Sunday 22nd November, kindly driven by Tracy & Rod back to Waikanae to pick up NZAreandare from Marilyn & David's drive.