Category = ‘travel’
The holiday began with approximately 30 hours of packing and sorting... split by the London fireworks in the middle.
Our time on the North Island has come to an end – for a couple of weeks at least. Today we took the Cook Strait Ferry from Wellington (North Island) to Picton (South Island). It was a rather bizarre a..
Well it had to happen eventually... we have just arrived in Christchurch, about two hours later than planned, because a) the weather was appalling and b) the main road was closed so we had to do a big..
It was a long drive... but wow, what a good one! Arthur’s Pass is a long road across the Southern Alps. Interestingly it wasn’t as up and down as we were expecting, after the road from Auckland ..
The route from Franz Josef to Queenstown goes through the Haast Pass – and like Arthur’s Pass it is mostly flat, following the course of rivers (very sensibly) while having some climbing sections. We ..
The person who had served us our wines at Akarua Winery recommended Cargo Brewery as a great place to stop off to taste some beers and have some lunch. As our journey from Te Anau to Lake Tekapo took ..
Again, having seen yet more massive storms approaching the West Coast, we altered our plans: to delay visiting Punakaiki Beach Camp by 24 hours, so we could weather the storm in Greymouth (which is tr..
Well we’re finally here... our last meal in NZ, shortly before our flight leaves for Heathrow via Singapore. This is breakfast for ‘one’... we shared it! A glass of MiruMiru sparkling wine to wake up ..