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!
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.
From 18th to 20th March, we walked the Hump Ridge Track. Actually that's not strictly true! We did selected parts! Interesting & challenging.
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.