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Day 70 – 97 – Kaikoura

Kaikoura the home of Whale watching and Dolphin swimming. Unfortunately the day we were looking to go out the sea swell had come up so much no boats were going out. However Sarah got up at 5:30am to get some awesome photos of the Sun Rise! Yes I stayed in […]


Day 68 – 97 Hot Springs!!!!

  I do normally smile honest…… Hanmer Hot Springs, we went on a roasting day…… Still really good, loads of pools to choose from, lots of different temperature etc. BUT if you down there in winter I bet it is amazing to sit in a hot pool with the snow […]


Day 66 of 97 – Arthur’s Pass

  Arthur’s Pass is the road that connects the East and West coast in the middle of the South Island, over a blummin big set of mountains. If your a walker head up here. The DOC campsites around Arthur’s Pass Village are all FREE and awesome settings, photo is one […]


Day 64 of 97 – The shakey City

We Loved Christchurch, stayed for a few days. It shocked us how few tourists now go into the city, in the 3 days we were there we only saw 10 (max) other campers, compared with the hundreds we see normally when in a city.It’s a city back on the raise […]


Happy Sally and Andy

We had to share this! Sally and Andy travelled with us on the North Island in December 2013 then because of ferry issues took a larger company’s van for their South Island adventure. Here are their thoughts: Dear Niall and Anna Thank-you so much for your email and your kind […]


Days 60-61 Little Mount Cook

On our way up to Mount Cook we stopped off at Glentanner park and took in a 2 hour horse ride to get some pretty cool views of Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook. Generally a good morning, even though I did get thrown off my horse when Sarah scared it […]


This is where we staying in Oamaru, Loads of free camping spots just South along the coast. We had Dusky Dolphins playing in the bay below us. Surf was a bit dumpy but I’m sure there’s people out there that would manage better than me 🙂 Oh and of course […]


Day 58 of 97 – Dansey’s Pass

Dansey’s Pass, also known as the middle of nowhere. Good for going walking or just been out of it for a day. This is the DOC site, free. Right next to the river, good so swimming in if you don’t mind the cool mountain water. We were the only people […]


Day 55 of 97 – The South of the South

Made it to the South of the South Island (Half way round the trip now). We LOVE The Catlins!!!! So many free camping spots with amazing views and walks. Breakfast was here over looking Slope Point, no people for miles around……. Awesome!  


Days 51-52 – Milford Sound………….WOW

2 Days in Milford Sound – Kayaks, Dolphins, Fur Seals, Kea’s and then there was the Landscape!!!!! So the Drive to Milford Sound is amazing, we stopped for Lunch and got this amazing view. Oh and yes those are 3 Kea Birds that came to play with our van (or […]

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