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Last days in New Zealand

Much to our sadness, NZ draws to a close. But not before we enjoy Queenstown – absolute perfection for leaving on a high note. A dawn departure with three zombies in the back from Fiordland got us into Queenstown by 8.30 am and rewarded us with surely some of the most spectacular views of the […]


The art of the picnic tables of New Zealand


Milford Sound: The eighth wonder of the world

10am checkouts are a pain. But they make you get started. We liked this backpackers. Much nicer than what I remember from my gap year for sure….. breakfast in the shared kitchen, some work and off we went again to Te Anau, marvelling at its perfect lake, en route to Milford Sound. The road takes […]


Christchurch to Te Anau

It’s been almost three weeks and it feels like ten days. Something about being on the move makes time go by even faster- too fast! Time to cross the island: we extended our Port Levy Stay by one night due to less than perfect weather on the other side of the South Island, so we […]

Kaikoura to Christchurch


Swimming with dolphins


Down the East Coast to Kaikoura

Once again, reluctant to leave our lovely Blenheim, it was time to head south. The road led to Kaikoura, home of crayfish, wales, dolphins and seals and turquoise sea. Also the site of a tremendous earthquake just a year ago, the road was only just opened after 12 months of hugely complicated repairs. You can […]



Friends! There is something truly remarkable about New Zealanders. They are the friendliest, most positive and welcoming people we have EVER met. Ever. This goes for the road worker, the petrol pump attendant, waiter or elegant gentleman in the city. Without exception, we are welcomed, chatted to, helped, smiled at, waved at, wherever we go. […]

Road schooling #2

The reality of home schooling on the road. As we are only away for three months, and the girls have time to catch up when home, I’m frankly not overly concerned about what they are missing (school teachers please pretend you never read that :)) because it goes without saying that all these incredible experiences, […]