Destination

McLean Falls

Today we drove south out of Queenstown, leaving the snow-slapped mountains on a jaunty rolldown to Catlins Forrest Park and the rugged southern coast. We stopped in the tiny location of Lumsden for a coffee. Not much of note here except for a Route 6 cafe (done up in the style of US route 66) […]

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Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National park sit in a glacial valley situated in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. If the South Island were a person, we would be in the appendix. Wanaka is essentially a tourist magnet, but it is a picturesque village that has not quite yet lost […]

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Aoraki / Mt Cook.

Today was a big day. In one of those…unbounded pouring in of personal epic moments that you keep filing away in your internal forever album until it overloads and you are utterly emotionally maxed-out and physically shagged-out to the core…kind of ways. After nearly postponing the trip due to inclement weather reports we decided to […]

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Slacking in Rakia Gorge

Up early we headed off with some excitement to pick up our campervan from Wilderness Explorers. She is a little smaller and a little younger than Ripley so we have named her Newt (SciFi fans will totally get this). Originally we were planning to head northwards, winding up the east coast of the South Island […]

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Hall Markets

Kelly and I decided to check out the Hall Village markets on the weekend. I can’t believe this is the first time we have been to these markets. It’s barely a half an hour drive from home and the markets have been running every month since 1987. It was a crisp morning capped with an […]

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