Punakaiki to Cape Foulwind

¬† It was a going to be a quiet night in Greymouth¬† with the two of us having showered and ready for a night watching TV when at 8.30 there was a knocking on the door of our motorhome. Opening the door we found a couple of distressed campers who also own a Dethleffs motorhome… Read More Punakaiki to Cape Foulwind


Leaving the beautiful camping area at Lake Brunner it was time to head back towards civilisation to stock up on a few supplies. However the plan was to take a bit of a detour on the way stopping at Blackball a town made famous by a labour strike at the coal mine won in the… Read More Greymouth

These Boots Are Made For ….

Show Ahura Reserve – Paid Camp Ratings Ahura Reserve – Paid Camp Proximity to Attractions Handy to the river for fishing and boating and a short drive to some of the mining attractions. Nearest Supplies/Town Located almost in the centre of the small village there is a basic shop right here otherwise a decent drive… Read More These Boots Are Made For ….

Reefton and the Surrounds

It’s not exactly one of those places that makes you think Wow! I must visit there but like a lot of the little towns we have found in the South Island there is so much more to Reefton than first meets the eye. We had stopped just off the main street with a view to… Read More Reefton and the Surrounds

The Lewis Pass

From Hanmer Springs the road starts to lead inland towards the Lewis Pass following the Waiau River along a mostly flat if potholed piece of road. As you can see from the above photo the scenery is very pretty with lots of things to take your eye from the road if you aren’t concentrating especially… Read More The Lewis Pass

Christchurch To Hanmer Springs

Leaving behind Lake Lyndon and with it Arthurs Pass, it was onto Christchurch for a quick stay at the NZMCA camp at Weedons whilst we had a house battery issue checked out by UCC Motorhomes. Arriving at the UCC office we left the Motorhome in the capable hands of Ross their manufacturing manager while they… Read More Christchurch To Hanmer Springs

Arthurs Pass

Leaving the NZMCA camp in Hokitika it was going to be pass number two of four as we crossed over from East to West and West to East with the Haast Pass checked off the list it was up to Kumara Beach for the road inland to Christchurch. Of course yet again we have chosen… Read More Arthurs Pass