Enjoying the journey

Distances between places in New Zealand are much further than many of us are used to and so the first thing we as travellers learned was to relax and enjoy the journey – after all the views are spectacular and novel, the South Island roads are virtually empty and this time round, going from Golden…

On golden sands

After all our previous travelling, we had one extra day on the Golden Bay peninsula and what better way than to spend it doing virtually nothing but lounging about on the beach. After all from Puponga in the west to Pohara in the east, there is a string of shallow, fine sand beaches to choose…

Point of Farewell

Our first stop on the South Island was to Rockville, a rural community south of Collingwood. After a journey of over 364 Km it was just the restful place we needed. Before long we ventured into Collingwood, at the northernmost end of the Golden Bay peninsula. Once a mining town, it had been proposed as…

Change of direction

Just a few days into my stay on the North Island and I became a Big Mac meal for mosquitos as well as having a run in with the common rhinovirus. This setback meant I missed doing much with the next 2 day stay in the centre of Wellington. I did however fit in a…