We have just started a new year, and with it come so many exciting things. But it also is the time everyone reflects on the previous year and make resolutions right? Well in looking back at 2017, by far for us it was the craziest year with so many changes, changes we are so thankful … Continue reading It’s now 2018! Our moment of reflection on 6 months living in our car…
This blog begins at 3am. We set our alarms for this time, and yes we are mad! But mad for good reason, after all we were up so dam early to catch a flight back to Australia! So it’s 3am. We snuck out of our Airbnb as quietly as could be, given its hardwood floors … Continue reading That time we flew from NZ to Perth for someones 50th…
The hiring of a car anywhere can be a daunting thing. There is so much research involved, comparing prices and deals, making it such a big job in itself. For us at least that was our initial understanding and experience… Well in our case we were maybe very fortunate in that regards, because before we … Continue reading Our car hire experience in New Zealand with Spaceships!
It’s Alex and I again. Bob and Leonne have begun their journey home to The Netherlands (approximately thresh weeks ago...) and we had 5 days on our own to explore the rest of the South Island of New Zealand. We set off from Christchurch after sadly dropping our travel buddies off at the airport and … Continue reading Final days in New Zealand…Where shall we go?
During the many adventures and stops we had in Christchurch, our forever hungry stomachs demanded delicious food. And I being a little nifty with searching on Instagram (just giving myself some credit there), found us some amazing places to eat. Places in all honesty we wouldn’t have found by looking in a tourist guide book, … Continue reading Where we ate and drank in Christchurch
Unfortunately all amazing things come to an end, and in our case and this blog posts, our trip with Alex’s brother Bob and girlfriend Leonne was at its last today (cue tears). Yesterday we had celebrated Bob’s birthday with a surprise drive across the south island of New Zealand to Christchurch, where we had an … Continue reading Goodbye NZ travel buddies, it was a blast!
Well the day began with waking up and breakfast. But I have to set the story up right first. You see a few days before, we and all the Granneman family had organised and given Bob for his 31st birthday a Heli Hike up Franz Joseph Glacier. However due to weather conditions, which you can … Continue reading A spontaneous (well planned) surprise drive to Christchurch!
And so, in our last blog you would have read that whilst in Franz Josef we had some unfortunate weather, which in turn ruined our plans there. Not to worry, we have left that town and drove along the coast North where the weather improved and in fact got warm! Can you believe it?! Only … Continue reading The beautiful Hokitika Gorge and the interesting Pancake Rocks
Ok its time people, time to leave Wanaka and the adventures of Queenstown behind and drive further North. In this post we drive to Franz Josef Glacier and town. Driving away from Wanaka is just as beautiful as the town itself. We drove along many lakes stopping to throw some rocks at times, and stare … Continue reading Chasing glaciers in Franz Josef
After what was probably the most extreme day of our lives thus far (jumping off a suspended bridge and all), we woke up pretty well and headed to Wanaka. Along the way we attempted to visit some wineries, after all they were scattered alongside the entire highway. However after stopping in three and realising you … Continue reading Let’s go to Wanaka and see ‘that tree’!