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.
Two weeks ago we left the West Coast and travelled through Haast Pass. Featuring walks, waterfalls, glacial pools, a lake and friends.
We've now been to the top of the west coast to the south, as far as the road goes. Here's our tales from Haast and Jackson Bay, and beyond ...
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!
From Kohaihai we returned to Westport, staying overnight on Thursday 4th February en route at the Seddonville Hotel. Run by Graeme McKenzie since 2003, the premises are currently for sale. I'm not surprised! Graeme was the bartender and cook in the evening, swapping one role for another seamlessly. Doing that seven days a week must … Continue reading Kohaihai To Westport And Cape Foulwind
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.