The drive from the Wellington area up to Lake Taupo was a little too long for us to want to … Continue reading Mangaweka and Lake Taupo: DUCKS!
We kept an eye on the weather and chose what looked like our best option of days to cross the … Continue reading Windy Wellington and Rivendell Where Elves Yet Dwell
Our last stay before leaving the South Island was at Cable Bay, but we spent the day wandering Nelson on … Continue reading Nelson and Cable Bay: Time for Bees
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest national park, located on the northern tip of the South Island. I’ll … Continue reading Abel Tasman: Bright Stars and Secluded Beaches
There are so many cool rocks scattered off the west coast of the South Island that as you drive past … Continue reading Punakaiki: The Enchanting West Coast
The drive from Wanaka to Franz Josef over the Haast Pass is truly extraordinary. I didn’t take any pictures, instead … Continue reading Franz Josef and Hokitika: Land of Explorers
Like the Catlins, I initially thought of Wanaka mostly as just a stopping point between Queenstown and our drive over … Continue reading Wanaka: Tree Magic