New Zealand Travel Tips

New Zealand has always been on our bucket list for travel and we were both very excited to finally explore it. We spent a total of 69 days and just under £4200 travelling in New Zealand, which sounds alarmingly like we threw money down the drain. We didn’t; we just decided to treat ourselves to…

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

Our last bit of the south island before our return was the beautiful Banks peninsula. It sticks out just next to Christchurch and is roughly 80 km long and very hilly. The main town is called Akaroa and draws heavily on its French roots. Apart the French bakeries, flags and street names, it did not…

Elusive penguins, a victorian town and some old fossils

In Oamaru we finally made it to another farmers market. It was only small, but still had some nice stalls; notably the Whitestone Cheese stall and one selling fried bacon and burgers. Whitestone Cheese is quite famous for its locally crafted cheeses and we were keen to visit their factory for a tour and tasting….

Dunedin and the penguin

We left Balclutha and drove to Dunedin which was a little busy when we arrived. After a fair bit of searching, we found a cheap parking space near the station and walked to see the most photographed building in New Zealand. We thought we could spend a fair amount of time walking around Dunedin and…

Invercargill, the Caitlins and some reunions

With low clouds and plenty of showers around taking the scenic road to the coast was not worth it. Instead, we took the main road and enjoyed a free night at Lumsden heritage trust, even though it meant sleeping in the car. Even more so we enjoyed a delicious venison pie in Mossburn. When we…