New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 5 Westcoast

This is it – the final section of our massive South Island road trip. To wrap it up this week it’ll be all about the untamed West Coast! Haast Where we stayed: We didn’t stay the night in Haast as we ended up having to do an 8 hour drive instead. What we did: The…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 4 Southland

This week is part four of our South Island trip – the beautiful Southland! The Catlins Where we stayed: Our first campsite down south was the Hillview Campsite. Initially I thought this was a great find – it was only $10pp, had free limited wi-fi, was well kept and spacious however shortly after checking in…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 3 Otago

Onto part three of our South Island trip! This post will be all about what we did in Otago! Omarama Where we stayed: We didn’t end up staying the night here, instead we used it as a stop off between Mount Cook and Cromwell. What we did: We headed into the Waitaki Valley and stopped…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 2 Canterbury

Time for part two of our South Island trip so without further adieu (because there’ll be enough to read below without me rambling on) here is what we did in Canterbury! Kaikoura Where we stayed: Thank you New Zealand for the wonders that are I-Sites. While we called in here to ask about a walk,…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 1 Marlborough/ Nelson

In February this year we hit the road in our good old camper Benny and started our road trip around New Zealand’s South Island! This trip took over 5000km, 67 days to complete and included over 30 campsites so there was absolutely no way I was fitting it all in one post without it turning…

Christchurch

I had heard mixed things about Christchurch before going there. The most common trend was that it still had not recovered from the horrific 2011 earthquake that devastated the city killing over 185 individuals. Honestly on initial inspection I thought it was nice, certainly not as bad as everyone else had said but I wasn’t…

Edinburgh – Whiskey, Illusions and Haggis

The cobbled winding streets, the dominating presence of the castle and backdrop of the rolling Scottish countryside makes Edinburgh one of the most picturesque cities I’ve visited. Where to Stay There are so many hostels and hotels to choose from, but I need to talk about the Airbnb we got. We stayed in the Central…

Australia Pacific Coast Road Itinerary

Noosa Head → Sydney The below itinerary provides a breakdown of our Pacific Coast Road Trip in Australia. It includes the drive time between each location as well as some of the key things to do and see in each area. Noosa Head Noosa Beach Noosa National Park Sunshine Beach Hell’s gate hike Laguna Lookout…

Taupo

As soon as we arrived in Wellington it was the New Zealand Labour Day bank holiday weekend. We wanted to take advantage of this weekend before starting work so we started looking at potential places we could easily get to. One of the places that really appealed to me was Taupo. Taupo is in the…

Dog Stream Waterfall Track

Where: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand What’s involved: From the car park at the end of McIntyre road this 2.5 hour hike involves a steady climb through beech forest to the 41 metre-high Dog Stream waterfall. The Hike: This hikes traverses 2.4km of winding and moderately steep climbing from the top of McIntyres Road (accessed off…