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The long journey

The holiday began with approximately 30 hours of packing and sorting... split by the London fireworks in the middle.

Day 2

Today was all about getting ready. We got up at 7 - Jess slept well, and I ‘slept’ - and wandered down to Kohi beach for breakfast (my first proper coffee since we left home!) - and my water baby wife had a dip in the Hauraki Gulf...

Hot Water Beach

We started the day as we did yesterday: down at Kohi Beach, where Jess went for a swim, Ben drank a nice coffee, and then we sat and had breakfast in the beach-side café. Today was the day the advent..

McLaren Falls (3)

And so, it was back to the van for some dinner and clothes drying... Jess made herself a little cooking nest behind the van, using various plastic lids to shield the camp stove from the wind that was ..

Arranged Marriage

What can I say. We’ve just got back from our meal tonight – at a South Indian restaurant called Arranged Marriage. It’s rated as one of the best restaurants in Palmerston North, which is known for hav..

Cook Strait Ferry

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..
Category Travel
Tags ferry food

Highlight Wine Tour

Marlborough Wine Trail Super neat vineyards! Today was all about wine. We were collected from the campground at 9.50am, and dropped back at 5.00pm, having spent the day tasting wine – 32 different win..

First BBQ

We moved to a much nicer spot by the creek this morning... Just a few sites down from our new spot is the campground’s pet eel (!) which Jess wants to feed at some point. Here’s the update on Jess’s a..


Having arrived later than we hoped, we didn’t have as long to explore Christchurch as we had planned. However we still managed to have a wander through the city centre. In 2010 and 2011 Christchurch w..

Arthur’s Pass

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 ..
Categories South Island Travel