A long-held wish of Barry's was to travel across the alpine region of the South Island by train. Seeing keas close-up was Sandra's aim ...
In March we re-visited Christchurch to spend time with Barry's daughter Jamie. There was an amazing street art exhibition at the museum ...
What a great find - a free camper van for ten days to adventure between Auckland and Christchurch. What could possibly go wrong? Well ...
Reflecting on the five months we spent tiki-touring NZ's South Island in a campervan, we share our top ten favourite places.
Although it's almost a year since our final days in the South Island, we're keen to finish sharing our memorable adventures in words & images.
Having travelled eastwards from the west coast to Arthur's Pass Village in February, we subsequently journeyed westwards with friends in May.
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.
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.
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!