We were keen to see Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, as well as Lake Matheson. All were amazing in their own ways, despite some challenges ...
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 ...
From Lake Brunner, we headed to 'Jackson's Alpine Retreat' with Jamie on Saturday 13th February. We enjoyed some amazing experiences.
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!
It's always a wrench for me to leave Gisborne. It's the place in the world where I feel the happiest, the most 'at home'.
It’s vastly different to the UK. The festive season here in New Zealand falls in the middle of summer. Is it better or worse?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We'd been lucky on our journeys around the north of the north island, until last Thursday. At Te Paki Sand Dunes, the sky suggested impending darkness
Driving up, or down, Ninety Mile Beach is an amazing experience. I did it in March 2002 with my mum and dad on an organised day trip from Kerikeri.
The more astute among you will have noticed a dramatic change to our home page header image. It's obviously reflective of the fact we're now residing in 'NZAreandare'.
Five days into our Managed Isolation, and we're over a third through the requisite 14 days already. I don't think we're 'suffering' at all.
Having exhausted our 14-day stay near Whitchurch, on Monday evening we moved just past Whixall Moss. That journey entailed a working few Lift Bridges
Another gloriously warm and sunny day here at Hurleston Junction. And for me another day sat at my laptop working! Damn. But hey, we have to earn an income.