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…

Abel Tasman

One of New Zealands biggest draw cards for many people is hiking (locally known as tramping). The most famous and scenic are known as great walks: Milford trek, Kepler trek, Abel Tasman or the Northern Circuit are the most popular. Among them Abel Tasman is the only great walk that can be tramped all year…

Pelorus sound and some yummy mussels

Continuing our journey westwards, we were destined for a lovely lunch stop at Havelock. Havelock is a small town with a few claims to fame, but most recently it’s green lipped mussels. We stopped by the Mussel Pot just in time for lunch. Matthias tucked into huge mussels in a delicious white wine cream sauce,…

Backtracking to Marlborough Sound

A short stop in Christchurch gave us enough time to organise ourselves and pick up a car for almost 6 weeks. We were both excited to be free from bus timetables and less like pack horses. We easily filled the boot of our Toyota yaris with our bags, camping gear and most importantly food. Then…