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
Goodbye NZ travel buddies, it was a blast!
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!
A spontaneous (well planned) surprise drive to Christchurch!
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!
The beautiful Hokitika Gorge and the interesting Pancake Rocks
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
Queenstown and Jet Boating
Now I don’t want to start this blog off by saying FINALLY WE ARE GOING TO QUEENSTOWN, but well I just did... I mean really even though it is just another city, it is the adventure capital of New Zealand from what we had heard and we were definitely going to get our fill of … Continue reading Queenstown and Jet Boating
Our Milford Sound Experience
Today we were booked in for a tour of Milford Sound. We were buzzing with excitement and anticipation, because really we had no idea what to expect. We woke early and would you believe, it was raining. And not just soft pretty rain, but heavy, drench your clothes (Dutch) rain...;) It’s pretty accurate for you … Continue reading Our Milford Sound Experience
When you’re in New Zealand in spring but it snows…
If anyone ever tells you that when in New Zealand you can experience all fours seasons in day, please believe them! We woke on November 8th at Mossburn Country Park, where the night before it had in fact been snowing, to a minimum of 10 centimeters of snow on and around our car. My wish … Continue reading When you’re in New Zealand in spring but it snows…
Waterfalls, Beach Gorges and Snow all in one day!
Our day began on the 7th November in the Whistling Frog Campground and Resort, a campgrounds in the middle of nowhere really, but close to a waterfall and gorge #bonus! First on the agenda for the day was to drive to the waterfall nearby. We had in fact driven there the night before to see … Continue reading Waterfalls, Beach Gorges and Snow all in one day!
What to do in Dunedin? Drive South and explore the Otago Peninsula
Our day began with some warm showers, seriously warm showers after the night before. From there, with a bit of warmth in our bones, we began the scenic country drive from the small mountain based town, Omarama, to the coastal city of Dunedin. The drive took us through windy roads, where at times we were … Continue reading What to do in Dunedin? Drive South and explore the Otago Peninsula
Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook: Just your average Saturday in New Zealand
It’s the 4th of November and we woke up, the four of us, in the very small town of Fairly (and yes this post is delayed, sorry but that is life mum). Before departing the town after breakfast, we made a necessary stop in the towns only notable building, courtesy of the towns information center. … Continue reading Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook: Just your average Saturday in New Zealand