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.
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.
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.
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.
Our recent visit to Wellington was wonderful. Helped enormously by Tracy and Rod's convivial hosting, friends who used to live in Gisborne.
For countless years it's been a desire of mine to experience the Great Train Journeys of New Zealand. Planning a trip to Christchurch without NZAreandare, allowed us to book a treat on one of these.
Crikey, so much for slowing down to smell the roses! We frequently hear people our age, saying they wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they stopped working.
It's been many years since either of us properly visited Christchurch, garden city of New Zealand. We had a blast last week there with Jamie.
It's hard to believe that only five days ago we were in the Art Deco capital city of Napier. Between then and now we've travelled far & wide.
I realise I’m being repetative when I say there’s an abundance of treasured memories for me in New Zealand.
I believe some places in the world are truly magical. For me, two of these are Morere Hot Springs and Mahia Peninsula.
As the UK heads into a second lockdown, we're celebtrating being in a COVID-free country having a wonderful time with friends & family.
Our next camping spot after leaving Auckland on Wednesday 14th October was another fantastic free one at Ray's Rest Reserve.
Continuing our journey down the east coast of Northland a couple of weeks ago. We spent a few days catching up with friends and visiting Auckland.
A rather interesting combination, treaties and toilets! You'll understand how both are significant icons of New Zealand as you read on.