The Carribean North

Judging only from the pictures, one could think the beaches along New Zealand’s South Island northern coast are located in the Carribean. Fair weather, white sands and no soul around. The coast is dominated by the Farewell Spit, a protected, nearly 30km long spit of sand that creates the northern boundary of Golden Bay. One […]

The Wild Wet West

Driving over the Haast Pass we arrived at the West Coast. For several days we had to cope with very heavy rain, up to 20mm/h. The strong wind, the pouring rain and the dark clouds emphasized the roughness and in many parts the wilderness of this area. Though when the sun came through for some […]

The Southern Scenic Route

Making our way down the scenic East Coast of the South Island, we came upon an area that is a bit less travelled by tourists, the so called Southern Scenic Route. It runs from Dunedin along the cost through the Catlins National Park to Invercargill and then turning North, towards Te Anau and Queenstown. The […]

The east coast of New Zealand’s South Island

When it was the century-old ruins and colourful animals in Sri Lanka that fascinated us, it is New Zealand’s landscapes and scenic routes which took us in. The first highlight of our drive along the east coast was the Bank Peninsula. The smooth hills, the windy road, the blue sea and the lush green fields […]