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 go to Wanaka and see ‘that tree’!

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’!

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

When the duo become the Fantastic Four!

Today was the day! The day where we would go from Alex and I to Bob, Leonne, Alex and I! Wooohoo! Alex’s brother and his girlfriend were also in New Zealand, conveniently the same time as us, or us conveniently at the same time as them... And because of that amazing chance we teamed up. … Continue reading When the duo become the Fantastic Four!