Kaikoura – Giant Sperm Whales

Kaikoura – Giant Sperm Whales

3rd¬† February¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†KAIKOURA WHALE WATCH TRIP¬† Kaikoura first attracted Maori who came to harvest the abundant seafood and were followed by European whalers and sealers.¬† The town is built on the site of a whaling station established in 1843. Giant…
New Zealand – The Rainbow Road

New Zealand – The Rainbow Road

5th February¬†¬†¬†¬† THE RAINBOW ROAD From the spa fun in Hanmer Springs, we drive via Jacks Pass on a bumpy gravel path to the remote and majestic Lake Tennyson formed from a glacial moraine dam, where we camp up for…
New Zealand- Molesworth Station

New Zealand- Molesworth Station

4th¬†February¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† MOLESWORTH STATION Molesworth Station is New Zealand‚Äôs largest farm, covering almost half a million acres with the country‚Äôs largest herd of beef cattle (up to 10,000 in winter) and also its most remote.¬† At 900metres, it is the…
NZ Wellington & Around

NZ Wellington & Around

26th January As we had already been to Hawkes Bay to the east of the island on a previous trip, we decide to head south 170km and 2 hours to the coast and Himatangi Beach driving the scenic roads out…
Rotorua & Tongariro National Park

Rotorua & Tongariro National Park

19th January¬†¬†¬† ROTORUA It‚Äôs 89km inland and just over an hours drive to Rotorua, NZ‚Äôs famous geothermal region which is home to spurting geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pools.¬†¬† We had been to Rotorua before on a previous trip…