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
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’!
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
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
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 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…
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
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…