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…

Rainbows on the Milford Sound

We woke up early, made ourselves a coffee, and tilted our beds back to seats. The night had been gusty but warm enough for us both to sleep. Despite spending the night at the closest campsite to Milford Sound we still had 43 km to drive before our cruise at 9am. The drive started well,…

Ice cream, Ben Lomond and the start of Southland

After our super exciting time at the glaciers, we had a couple of quieter days ahead. The first village after Fox Glacier is called Haast and 120 km south along the highway. Haast is a tiny village near the coast with the first petrol station after the glaciers and a few shops. We were sad…

Glaciers and Kiwis

We arrived into a very wet and foggy Franz Josef and decided after 3 weeks camping it was time for a bed and some luxury. We were in luck at Glowworm hotel, where we felt like kings in our twin room with free spa pool, free tv room, free popcorn, free evening soup and free…

Some crafty days along the coast

We were in for a nice surprise upon arriving in Westport: the rain fell only inland and the west coast was enjoying a beautiful and sunny day. Our first sightseeing stop was the pancake rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki. We ignored the caf├ęs near the entrance and made a beeline for the entrance; mainly to…