We visit the South Island’s tourist mecca, Queenstown, and take in the gorgeous scenery at the top of Bob’s peak, race each other on the luge course, pig out at world-famous Fergburger, and explore the surrounding area.
We explore the world-famous Milford Sound, a breathtaking fjord where jagged mountains and roaring waterfalls meet the ocean.
We depart the mountainous interior of New Zealand’s South Island and head for Oamaru to watch the little blue penguin spectacle, sample delicious cheeses, and tour the Victorian limestone architecture.
From Christchurch, we explore the stunning scenery of the nearby Banks Peninsula. In the natural harbor town of Akaroa, we take a sailing trip through the stunning blue water and go on the hunt for little blue penguins.
As we left the Marlborough wine region, we made one last stop at Peter Yealand’s vineyard. This winery uses environmentally-friendly growing and wine-making procedures. The location of his grapevines was dubious at first, as he chose an area with many hills that are battered by strong winds. Somehow, it all paid off and his wines […]
Nursing our hangovers from Toast Martinborough, we woke up insanely early for our ferry journey through the Cook Strait to New Zealand’s South Island. I had never driven on a car ferry before, so this was a new experience for me. After a nice breakfast on board, we found a comfy couch and I settled […]
We check out the creepy Napier Prison – New Zealand’s first – seeing more damage from the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake.
Our trip to sunny Napier on the North Island’s East Coast, home to delicious red wines and a very unique, preserved collection of Art Deco buildings.
We pick up our Jucy rental car, which we used to travel all around New Zealand’s North and South Island for six weeks. First stop – the Waitomo glow worm caves just south of Auckland.
We escape Eastern Australia’s well-trodden backpacker trail for a side trip to North Stradbroke Island. While a lack of public transportation makes travel here difficult, we are rewarded with dolphins, whales, sting rays, and more…