The Best Of The South Island

After four months travelling round the South Island it certainly left an impression on both of us. So before we head away again and before Alzheimer’s takes over I thought it was time to jot down what we thought were the best places we visited. Those that we would consider a must see or do.… Read More The Best Of The South Island

The Pedersen Rating System

For those of you that have been following my blog you will know that Sarah and I have just returned from four months travelling the South Island during this time we have stayed at a number of different campsites. All of these campsites where unknown to us when we first arrived at them, and each… Read More The Pedersen Rating System

French Pass Part Two

Heading back down the hill after the morning walk (prefer previous blog) back towards the camp we managed to sneak this view of the motorhome sitting there in it’s prime beachfront spot. I must say that some of the camps we have stayed at have had fairly boring outlooks so to have a view like… Read More French Pass Part Two

French Pass Part One

After leaving the quagmire that was the camp in Motueka it was time to head towards the Marlborough Sounds to explore an area we had heard so much about but had never seen. After consulting the trusty Travel Directory it was obvious that you can stay at a number of DOC camps throughout the sounds… Read More French Pass Part One

Pohara to Totaranui

After five terrific days at the new NZMCA camp in Motueka it was time to move on for both ourselves as well as our neighbours and friends Adrian and Sally who were headed to the NZMCA camp at Port Tarakohe. Sarah and I had always planned on going to Totaranui so each of us was… Read More Pohara to Totaranui

Murchison to Motueka

With our walk up part of the Heaphy Track completed. We decided that we would visit the famous arches at Oparara the following morning. Waking up to the sounds of helicopters buzzing the camp I set out to investigate to discover a deer that had been shot hanging below one of the choppers which was… Read More Murchison to Motueka

A Long Walk

It was time to depart Westport and head to the end of the road, there are only a few places in New Zealand where the road actually ends Cape Reinga and Bluff being two of the most well known usually covered in heaps of people taking photos but this time we where heading to a… Read More A Long Walk

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