The road along the north east coast of the south Island runs most of the way right alongside the beach. We gazed for several hours at a palette of fresh blues and turquoises, each twist in the road bringing forth
Month: June 2016
Just One Click Away
I’m as far from being a soccer fan as you can get. I just don’t have the patience for it, but during Euro16 I have become a fan of the Irish Fans! It started when I saw hundreds of them
Sparking Moments of Magic
When I look at a map of New Zealand, I imagine that the South and North Islands have been torn apart. The northernmost tip of the sound Island looks like it’s fraying. The coastline line here is so recursively folded
Over The Hill
If I could spend a week in one place in New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park is where I’d choose to spend that time. Situated at the north western corner of the South Island, it is a beautiful coastal paradise.
Pancake Rocks and Car Scones
It’s a three hour drive up the West coast of New Zealand’s South Island to get from Franz Josef to Punakaiki overlooking the Tasman Sea most of the way up. The main attraction at this stop is Pancake Rocks. Layers
Some Ice With That?
For the rest of my blog posts on New Zealand, one thing will be a given – the drive was spectacular! If you’re anything like us and love road trips, you’ll know that the journey from one place to the
Short but sweet – Wanaka without the skydive!
The Crown Range Road from Queenstown to Wanaka is gobsmackingly stunning. It winds up over the Southern Alps past the alpine ski resort of Cardrona and then follows the Cardrona river Valley to Lake Wanaka, which even has it’s own
A Surprising Glimpse Into a Heartbreaking Past
Queenstown is nestled in a bend in the “z” shaped Lake Wakatipu, with the dramatic Southern Alps as an awe-inspiring backdrop. Its main draw is the crazy sports it has on offer – bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet