The top 10 places I’ve woken up to in New Zealand …. so far ….

As a keen New Zealand enthusiast, you can imagine I've woken up in some pretty incredible locations. Here's a list of 10 (in no particular order) which I have painstakingly picked as being the best so far. 1. Mt Roberts: Situated in the Nelson Lakes National Park only a few hours walk from the road… Continue reading The top 10 places I’ve woken up to in New Zealand …. so far ….

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New Zealand’s top 3 lighthouse destinations not to be missed!!

We love lighthouses!! The beauty, the romance, the charm, what's not to love?! New Zealand is home to some fantastic lighthouse destinations, and while as a top lighthouse fan I have to say they are all fantastic (with some I'm yet to see of course), here are my personal top 3; Castlepoint Lighthouse: A very… Continue reading New Zealand’s top 3 lighthouse destinations not to be missed!!

Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary – A hidden paradise in Wellington City

Like an oasis the sanctuary immediately thrusts you into a completely different place, despite being located right in the heart of Wellington City within just 15minutes of Lambton Quay. It's actually the very first Eco-Sanctuary of its kind in the whole world and covers 225 hectares. Plans are big here to restore the area to… Continue reading Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary – A hidden paradise in Wellington City

Riwaka Resurgence -You’ll be blown away by the beauty!

Last weekend on my most recent little local adventure, I set off to visit another place on my list of local area to-do's; the Riwaka Resurgence and I was blown away! This river is one of the most beautiful wee rivers I have ever seen! Whats' even more incredible is that this is no ordinary beautiful… Continue reading Riwaka Resurgence -You’ll be blown away by the beauty!

The ultimate New Zealand day drive … for the whole family!

Looking for the best day trip in New Zealand for the whole family? A daytrip to Nelson Lakes is not to be missed! Probably the most well known spot here is Lake Rotoiti - it's incredible!! There's heaps to do here to and it's literally a 1 minute drive from the wee town centre of… Continue reading The ultimate New Zealand day drive … for the whole family!

They’re everywhere, they’re spectacular, and you have to get out there and get on top of one!

New Zealand peaks!! They are incredible!! I have to confess - I'm a total peak addict. I kind of like collecting things in the outdoors and along with visiting all our backcountry huts I love bagging peaks. I'm no mountaineer though so these peaks are non-mountaineering peaks .... for now ... There are so many… Continue reading They’re everywhere, they’re spectacular, and you have to get out there and get on top of one!