Days 42-47 of 97 – Climbing High into 2014
Spent these 6 days over New Year down in Wanaka and Queenstown: For the Climber’s out there. Wanaka is awesome. Valley 12km north west has weeks worth of climbing, we only stayed for 4 days but wish had done more. ALL FREE!!!!! (If you can get hold of a guide […]
Days 38-42 of 97 – The Wet Coast (Sorry I mean West Coast)
So we worked our way down the West coast of the South Island over a few days. Parts of these days were VERY wet (as seen in the photo above) but you can still have good days in the rain…. The ‘Fox’ guides were bringing everyone off the glacier on […]
Day 37 of 97 – GOLD RUSH!!!!
Gold Rush Fever hit after Christmas……. Not far from Greymouth is the town of Reefton and heading south on the coast road there are plenty of other Gold Rush Towns including a rebuilt Shanty Town. The Shanty Town is worth an afternoon visit. If your looking for a laugh head […]
Day 36 of 97 – CHRISTMAS!!!!!
IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!! So we went out and Bought the decorations and BBQ and hoped for the Sun to come back out. Greymouth was very wet for days, but luckily at 2pm the sun came out for an hour. But that’s still long enough to get the BBQ on cooked and eaten […]
Day 29 of 97 – Paturau River (North West South Island)
Ok, so this campsite is completely in the middle of nowhere but totally awesome. Its on the Rankers Website, Free, owned by a local farmer, right next to the mouth of the Paturau River. Its the Tasman Sea on the left side of the photo, Ok for surfing, just […]
Day 24 of 97 – Whites Bay South Island
Found a cool DOC site just north of Blenheim on the Coast called ‘Whites Bay’. It’s definitely a top place to stay. $6pp, showers, drinking water, Surf Club right next to the beach (can see it in the photo over my shoulder). There were only 5 other campers at […]
Day 20 of 97 – Heading South for the Summer…..
Arriving off the Ferry in Picton after a last minute Ferry Booking to make it down here before Christmas. Only had to drive down from Rototua to catch it…. Top tip, book earlier than we did if you know your going to the South Island. We managed to be the […]
Day 16 of 97
30km south of Rotorua on the SH5, there’s a place called ‘The Thermal Wonderland’. It has the Lady Knox Geyser here. Go in if you like and look around, the colours are meant to be awesome, but if you can’t afford it and want a FREE thermal swim, […]
Day 15 of 97 Rotorua
Spent a VERY wet day mountain biking around the Redwood Forest just south of Rotorua. We spent a few days up around the town but this day was our best of the lot. Just south of the town on the SH5. It’s a great place for all skill levels. If your […]
Day 7 of 97, Bay of Islands Dolphin Spotting
So we took a tour out with Explore NZ on a 4 hour dolphin sighting and swimming cruise. Had an awesome morning seeing 3 different Dolphin Pods, however no swimming today because each pod had at least 1 young so we weren’t allowed in the water. We’re going to look […]