New Zealand

travels in NZ


Bye bye gang :-( 3

Farewell barbie last night was a feast indeed. Good tucker!! Another morning visit to the beach to kick off the day. Surf was up so a few were braving the waves – have to say I wasn’t one of them. Then everyone piled into the car and van and we […]


Earthquake… 2

Slept well after last night’s delish Thai curry courtesy of our fantastic hostess, Shan. Another lovely start to the day. The earth shook for us all this morning in a 5.8 Richter Scale quake (and only one of 26 to strike NZ today) – albeit for a very short while… Very weird feeling the house wobble. […]


Okitu 3

Loving our little stay here in Okitu with the family. Mum and dad make some very cool art out of driftwood. Ended yesterday with a very delish bbq and lots of catching up on each other’s news. Unfortunately a tornado in Auckland meant friend’s flight was cancelled but all good […]


Around the East Cape 1

The last few days driving round the East Cape have been truly wonderful. A slow cruise taking in stunning scenery. First brief stop en route to camping for the night at Te Araroa, a repeat visit to the old church at Raukokore – actually went inside this time and very […]


We’re on the road 3

Had a lovely Friday night in Auckland eating a meal and catching up with an old friend. Next morning, picked up the van and we were on our way. First stop Coramandel. Caught up with another friend Robyn who owns/runs the beautiful Jacaranda Lodge a fabulous b n b where […]


More photos 2

Thanks for all the virtual tea and sympathy you’ve sent to console me. I seem to have survived my first couple of weeks back including a week back at work relatively unscathed. Had a very nice welcome from my work colleagues and have been gently been easing myself back into […]


Golden Bay 3

Well I’ve been having a chilled and very lovely last few days. Whilst in Motueka went to Marahau at the start of the Abel Tasman Track a couple of times for lazy afternoons on the beach. It’s been really hot here what’s a girl to do… Marahau…a busy NZ beach! […]