Tag = ‘accommodation’

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 ..

Tongariro Junction

We haven’t posted about where we’re staying for a bit – Tongariro Junction is a large campsite in Turangi, not far from the Tongariro National Park, home of the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which..

Palmerston Square

A couple of Kiwis we’ve told about us visiting Palmerston North have said, why?! I know we’ve only been here a few hours, but it seems to have an undeserved rep. It’s fairly busy – it’s a city – but h..

Spring Creek Holiday Park

We arrived at the park around 6pm, as it is only about 20 minutes from the ferry terminal.  The owner was really helpful, and said that as we are staying three days, after tonight he should be ab..

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..

Franz Josef Top 10

This is the sort of sign to get my pulse racing... as we left Arthur’s Pass and drove down the coast, we could see the snow-capped mountains in the distance getting ever nearer... I’ve been looking fo..


The Central Otago region (which is where Queenstown and Arrowtown are) is known for its wine... so off we went to try the pinot noir wines here (apparently the speciality of the region). The first was..

Te Anau Top 10

Driving back to Te Anau from Milford was quite sad – we’d had an amazing time, despite the awful weather, and it’s one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever visited. I am so grateful we made the d..


After Greymouth we drove a short way up the West Coast, along the ‘Great Coast Road’. It’s supposed to be one of the best roads in NZ... but I have to say, we were underwhelmed! It wasn’t the weather ..

Pelorus Bridge

After Punakaiki we drove to Pelorus Bridge – from the barrel-rolling scene in The Hobbit – and realised (too late) that we had left Jess’s phone behind in the room. Apparently next day delivery d..