New Zealand

Catlins waterfall

Next Stop Antarctica: Another Day in the Catlins

After 24 hours of non-stop natural beauty in the Catlins, it seemed that we could do no wrong when it...

Catlins beach

The isolated beauty of the Catlins

The Catlins is one of those parts of New Zealand that, due to its location, never seems to get the...

Steampunk skull

Oamaru, home of … steampunk?

Ask pretty much any New Zealander what they know about Oamaru and the answer will probably be … not much....

Car on the road to Mount Cook

The road to Mount Cook

I have absolutely no idea why I didn’t get there sooner. It wasn’t like I hadn’t had the opportunity. Countless...

Building Christchurch

Returning to Christchurch

I wasn’t looking forward to returning to Christchurch. This was the city that I knew best in New Zealand. It’s...

Akaroa road in the evening

Exploring the beautiful Banks Peninsula

Now things were starting to look very familiar. Over the previous month we had slowly headed down from the top...

Early morning, Portage

Hiking the Queen Charlotte Track: the hard bit

The easy part was over. Over the previous two days we had walked around 25km of the Queen Charlotte Track. ...

Queen Charlotte Track

Hiking the Queen Charlotte Track: the easy bit

New Zealand’s South Island.  My home for 26 years on and off, it’s a place full of memories.  From being...

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