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!

Chasing glaciers in Franz Josef

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

Let’s all jump off a ledge we said…How we survived Queenstown’s playground: Part 1

Whether or not you have guessed it already I will fill you in on what this blog is all about. And yes as the title states this is only Part 1 of this story. It’s a damn long one people, so get a shot, you’ll need it to get through this post and Part 2 … Continue reading Let’s all jump off a ledge we said…How we survived Queenstown’s playground: Part 1

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

We went back to Mossburn but there was no snow this time…

Our last blog relayed the adventures we had whilst cruising around Milford Sound. This blog will continue on from that story and tell you what happened next. So we had an AMAZING time on the Southern Discoveries boat tour. We got off the boat a few hours later a little drenched but very happy, even … Continue reading We went back to Mossburn but there was no snow this time…

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