Tui Base Camp deserves a special mention. We loved staying there. Lake Murchison, Te Anau, the glowworm caves and birds were spectacular.
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.
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 absolutely LOVED the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Here we share our wonders and why on earths?
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.
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
Nine days ago, we arrived on the West Coast (Te Tai o Poutini) of the South Island (Te Waipounamu). We're taking our time to explore.
We loved our two-night stay at the free campground at Motueka, near the amazing Abel Tasman National Park area, before Music In The Mountains.
Our recent visit to Wellington was wonderful. Helped enormously by Tracy and Rod's convivial hosting, friends who used to live in Gisborne.
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 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.
Can you believe it's August already? How did that happen? I’ve intentionally not posted since last Sunday, as since then Areandare has sat empty ...
Cruising off the Llangollen Canal in Monday morning, we met quite a few boaters en route. There was a couple from Scotland on their boat with two dogs for two weeks ...
Early in 2020, people pondered what possibilities the new decade would bring. We know the beginning, not the middle. Will we contribute to the end?