New Zealand

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...

Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Hiking the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand

We’d arrived in Picton the day before, making the three hour ferry crossing across Cook Strait on the kind of...

Wellington cable car

A glorious stay in the Kiwi capital

It was hard to believe that we were almost halfway through our time in New Zealand.  We’d made it right...

Tongariro Crossing

A Long Day in the Mountains: Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

Finally the day had come. We were preparing to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 20-odd kilometre trek in the...

Waimangu

Stinky, spectacular Rotorua

Rotorua stinks. I mean, literally, it really stinks. The small city is built on a geothermal hotspot that brings bubbling...

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