South Island

Curio Bay & Porpoise Bay, NZ

January 24, 20123 Comments

A REAL Wildlife Haven Curio Bay is a must stop destination for anybody visiting New Zealand.  To get there you travel on the Southern Scenic Route highway most of the journey, which is a stunning experience in itself and then it’s a short but worthwhile detour off this road to the coast.  Summer is an […]

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From Dunedin to the Catlins

January 24, 20120 Comments

The Weather Turns Leaving the Otago Peninsula and the hospitality of Edna was a wrench, but our journey continues. Like Bilbo and Frodo we had a quest to fulfil. This was to get on the Southern Scenic Route towards the Catlins and enjoy the views.  The weather tried its hardest to get in the way […]

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Stars, Twizel, Moaraki & Dunedin

January 21, 20128 Comments

After a memorable day and some beautiful sights we settled into our home for the evening in the shadow of Mount Cook. The next day we returned to Lake Tekapo before making the choice of left or right. Left back to the coast to explore what Otago had to offer, or right onwards to Queenstown. […]

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Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook

January 17, 201212 Comments

After our shocking introduction to New Zealand we were hoping for something a little more serene for our next couple of days.   As it turned out nature and the weather came up trumps.   We have had a truly beautiful two days.  I now know where the phrase ‘breathtaking views’ was discovered.  It has to be […]

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Our Christchurch Shocker

January 15, 20123 Comments

What a Welcome to New Zealand On arrival in New Zealand, passing through another customs checkpoint, the staff worked pleasantly through their flow chart to identify those people, who could enter or those whom they wished to question further.  Thankfully, we had our exit flight booked so no problems for us! One poor guy was […]

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