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Continuing Our Catlins Adventures

The second of three posts sharing our April 2021 experiences in the stunning Catlins in the SE corner of NZ's...
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Fun With Friends and Wildlife In The Catlins

We managed to time our adventures to coincide with Rod and Tracy's Catlins long weekend over Easter. Our first three...
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Following The Gold To Gabriel’s Gulley

At the end of March we travelled to Gabriel's Gulley where the first NZ Gold Rush began. There were amazing...
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Autumn Colours Blaze In Kingston Queenstown And Arrowtown

Wanting to experience the autumn colours in Arrowtown, we headed back north and took in Kingston and Queenstown too. All...
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Travelling the Te Anau to Milford Highway

After our overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound, we did the Te Anau to Milford Road for a trip on Milford...
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Feeling Tearful At Doubtful Sound

An overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound wasn't on our itinerary until we met two strangers. The outstanding beauty reduced me...
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From Tui Base Camp to Te Anau Glowworm Caves and Wildlife

Tui Base Camp deserves a special mention. We loved staying there. Lake Murchison, Te Anau, the glowworm caves and birds...
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History On The Hump Ridge Track

From 18th to 20th March, we walked the Hump Ridge Track. Actually that's not strictly true! We did selected parts!...
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The Southland Scenic Route Monkey Island to Clifden Suspension Bridge

We spent almost a week meandering between Monkey Island and Clifden Suspension Bridge last month. There were so many treasures...
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Back To Southland To Catch Our Breath

After our wonderful week on Stewart Island, we slowed down somewhat to catch our breath. We found many delightful things...
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Exploring Rakiura’s Villages, Bays and Islands

We adored Stewart Island. For our final two days we relished a villages and bays tour, a ferry trip to...
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A Scary Wrong Turn On The Rakiura Track

New Zealand native bush is a joy to behold and walk amongst. However, it’s not so joyous when you’re alone,...
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Our Rakiura Track Adventure – Days One And Two

At the beginning of March 2021, Barry & I walked the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island. Here we share tales...
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Stewart Island – Our First Two Days

Our first two days on Stewart Island managed to capture some of the magic to come. We fell in love...
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Clyde to Invercargill And Stewart Island

Continuing our journeys south last month, we take you on a historic trip to old gold mining towns, and the...
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