Awesome Oamaru

  Leaving cousins Jon’s place Monday morning we continued south towards Oamaru with a short stop back in Waimate to get a few supplies as well as filling the water and getting rid of the other stuff. As we drove towards the dump station there we again came across Renee and Geoff who had spent… Read More Awesome Oamaru

McKenzie Country

We have been spending time with my cousin Jon at his place just out of Timaru he offered to take us on a guided tour of the back and the McKenzie country so Sunday morning we jumped into his Landrover and off we went. First stop just up the road was the Maori rock art.… Read More McKenzie Country

On our way to Timaru

Leaving the madness that was Mt. Cook we drove towards the Ohau Canal POP (#8107) with the view to spending the night but having missed it on the initial drive past we ended up at the bottom of the gully next to the power station, Asking a couple of people who we found fishing at… Read More On our way to Timaru

Tekapo to Mt. Cook

Once we had the campervan settled, it was onto the bikes for a ride around the lake to explore the area. It really is good the amount of money that has been spent on forming these tracks around the country as it allows those like us to feel safe from the large trucks that are… Read More Tekapo to Mt. Cook

Moving on to Tekapo

Having had a peaceful night at the Rakaia Gorge Camp, we woke to the sun streaming in through one of the windows of the campervan and the promise of a much better day weather-wise we decided to move on. It was so much nicer to be driving with the sun shining again while we followed… Read More Moving on to Tekapo

Christchurch to Rakaia

After coming down from the hill from the DOC camp at Godley Head, we made our way into Christchurch central to get the oil cap issue sorted. Rocking up to the Fiat dealer I spoke to the parts person who had helped me the day before, he grabbed a mechanic who with one twist removed… Read More Christchurch to Rakaia

A Cliff Hanger

From Sumner towards the DOC camp at Godley Head (#7544), we headed into the hills on a very steep and narrow road, thankful that the road was quiet so we could travel slowly and admire the scenery. Rounding one of the many corners we came across a sign that said “Road Closed” thinking this was… Read More A Cliff Hanger

Kaikoura to Christchurch

Leaving Ward Beach, we headed south along State Highway 1 the closer we got to Kaikoura the more obvious the extent of the damage to the road caused by the quake. With several areas where the road was down to one lane as it passed areas where the cliff faces where being secured. It was… Read More Kaikoura to Christchurch