Posts Tagged “New Zealand”

Hawaii Day 9 – Waimea Canyon


Our resort is on the beach. We weren’t expecting that! So we started our day looking at the great view that we had access to. Surprisingly, the meals at Lava Lava Beach Club were some of the best we’ve had all trip so I was a happy camper. We then embarked on a bit of […]


Arrowtown & Queenstown Part 2 (South Island, NZ)


After we had breakfast, we started off our day by jumping on the Skyline Gondola to check out the magnificent view of Queenstown. Wow, it was absolutely breathtaking. And to think that mixing nature with civilisation would still be pretty. Luckily, the weather held off for us. It seemed like it would’ve been such a […]


Arrowtown & Queenstown Part 1 (South Island, NZ)


Before we said goodbye to the beautiful Lake Wanaka, we decided to go visit one more time in the early morning before we headed to our next stop. We caught a little bit of sunshine before the clouds stumbled in and squeezed out a little condensation. We then started our road trip over to Arrowtown, […]


Lake Hawea & Wanaka (South Island, NZ)


The weather was definitely not on our side. We left early at 7am hoping that we would stop along the way to catch, what we heard, are gorgeous sights. Instead we were left with thick, burly foggy grey skies that choked any vision of snow capped Southern alps, lush mountains of rainforests, or the glacial […]


Lake Matheson, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier (South Island, NZ)


The weather wasn’t looking good for us today. Checking the forecast, it showed that it would rain in the afternoon so we headed off to our first hike to Franz Josef Glacier in the wee morning. We first hiked through lush rainforest but that soon opened up to a moon-like crater of rocks. As we […]


Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef (South Island, NZ)


We started off nice and early by driving out to Hokitika Gorge, about 40 minutes away from the town centre. From there we started our little bush walk. Actually, it was a lovely walk as I hadn’t seen rainforest in New Zealand yet. Within hardly 4 minutes we caught sight of the beautiful torquoise gorge. […]


Arthur’s Pass, Hokitika (South Island, NZ)


It was 7 hours of driving today. I covered 5 hours of it and I pretty much covered from the east coast to the west coast. That meant it was 5 hours of windy roads of various speeds (35km/hr to 100km/hr at any time) as we trudged through the mountainous terrain of Arthur’s Pass. I’m […]


Dunedin, Moeraki, Oamaru (South Island, NZ)


Woke up nice and early at 7 am, which would be our 5am so I was definitely feeling it. Waking up to the gorgeous view sweetened it a little though. We wanted to catch a full day of Dunedin and had to make our way up north by the end of the night. Firstly, we […]