New Zealand

Second Hand Heaven

Second Hand Heaven

We decided that there would be no agenda in Auckland, so we just wandered, and then wandered some more. Auckland is home to incredibly good Vietnamese restaurants (which is where we spent a lot of our evenings) as well as a huge collection of brilliant […]

The Spiritual North

The Spiritual North

We made it up to the northern tip of New Zealand and boy am I glad we did. It’s beautiful. Spirit bay is such a special beach, it’s rural and rough but pretty and perfectly formed. The tannins from leaves dye the river water a […]

June in the Dunes

June in the Dunes

Meadows and mountains maybe but sand dunes are something  that I never anticipated stumbling across in New Zealand. Whilst on our way up to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand, we were surprised to find sand dunes towering above us like golden mountains. […]

Hannah’s Factory

Hannah’s Factory

Hannahs Factory could well be the tastiest lane in the world. Situated in central Wellington (in between Leeds St and Eva St), this scrumptious walkway may be tiny but it doesn’t half pack a punch. Let’s start with the Fix and Fogg boutique peanut butter […]

Varietals are the spice of life

Varietals are the spice of life

A tour of the vineyards is a must whilst in the scrumptious Northern wine region of Marlborough. We started at Cloudy Bay. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the only New Zealand wine I drink at home but when in Rome it felt rude not to try […]

Seafood Diet

Seafood Diet

This beautiful Aussie babe has arrived for a few days of fun and we couldn’t be more excited to see her. Before we knew it we were on the beach finding all sorts of wild and wonderful natural masterpieces.  We met Feyza in Sri Lanka […]

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

One thing I was really hoping to see whilst in New Zealand was Mount Cook. Unfortunately, the day we had planned to visit Mount Cook village a storm came in which put our plans on hold. Luckily for us, during an early morning walk near […]

Green & Gold

Green & Gold

New Zealand has made me fall in love with walking (go figure) Each one has been interesting and unique and I will forever love this country for that. The West Coast of the South Island is an area rich with green stone, Jade being the […]

Magical Milford

Magical Milford

Milford Sound can be a total wash out on a rainy day but if it’s fine it can be one of the most remarkable New Zealand experiences you’ll have. Luckily for us, it was a perfectly crisp winters day. I hate to be fussy but technically […]

Snow White & The Hairy Dwarf

Snow White & The Hairy Dwarf

The Cardrona slopes are officially open for winter, something that Luke was pretty happy about … It felt as though we were in an Evian advert driving along with this view in our wing mirror. The last time I skied was eleven years ago with […]