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 ….
I have just returned from a 4 day trip into the Cobb Valley, the third such trip since I have discovered the place!! This is a big thing coming from an adventurer with a hundred million places still on her list, visiting more than once generally means I have fallen just a little bit more… Continue reading Nelson’s best kept secret – The Cobb Valley
This is the question I get asked most often, so I thought the best way to open this blog was with a post that gets straight to core of what people want to know. Its a big question this one too and the honest answer is - it depends. On what? Well among other things… Continue reading I’m coming to New Zealand; Where do you recommend I go?
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!!
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
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!
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!
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!