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!

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

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’!

Let’s all jump off a ledge we said…How we survived Queenstown’s playground: Part 2

In continuation of our last blog, here is part 2 of our bungy jumping bonanza-craziness adventure whilst in Queenstown! ...To get to Nevis, which is a suspended platform in the middle of mountains, you have to take a very open and very terrifying gondola across. You are attached to the top by your harness, but … Continue reading Let’s all jump off a ledge we said…How we survived Queenstown’s playground: Part 2

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…