Auckland. 12th March, 2017. Two seasoned travellers stand on the side of a road. They shake off the salt and pepper, questioning why it had been dropped on them in the first place. Now they’re just travellers. Except, they aren’t. This is their last stop… … More 48. Back for Good
… Unfortunately, short and amiable taxi rides make for very little blog content. Apologies. Who can forget the Melbourne fiasco of December 16? Clearly, all of us, quite easily… … More 47. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
…As accurate as this fact may be, it’s also hideously boring, so I promise not to mention it again. Please keep reading. I have children to feed.
(I don’t, but that is what those in the trade call “artistic licence”, or, in layman’s terms – “lying”)… … More 46. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Queenstown. Basically every driver and person we had met had espoused the glory of this place, supposedly the best on earth and the greatest town ever. Given their fervour I was also pretty sure it was the scene of the birth of Christ and location of the Holy Grail. Our journey began, somewhat more subtly … More 43. The Queen Is Dead
Our first stop after leaving Westport was Cape Foulwind, which sounds much scarier than it actually is. Unless you’re scared of long one way hilly walks, in which case it is exactly as scary as it sounds. Kiwi Experience have a habit of making you do a walk first thing in the morning. They say … More 42. Elephant
As the South Island came into view spectacular scenery surrounded us, made all the better by brilliant sun and cloudless skies. Erik (Chief) and I were on deck appreciating nature’s wonders and the stunning untouched beauty of New Zealand. Below deck, Katie and Leanne were asleep, nature’s wonders clearly secondary to a midday nap. We … More 41. Fire
Our first impressions of our new driver Si were that he was a bit mad. As it turned out, we were wrong. He was completely mad. He was however, very funny, even if that humour did play hopscotch along the line of acceptability. … More 40. Tales From The Riverbank
Auckland fell behind us as we headed away with Rob, our new Kiwi driver, with his frankly unnervingly normal name. After Fly and Aerial we were expecting something even madder like Banana, or Donald. No such luck, but Rob seemed nice enough and set us off for our first stop of the main trip – … More 37. Going Underground
As I arrived into New Zealand with my smaller companion, to glorious views, I was understandably surprised that no-one was accepting my offer to transport a ring across the country to a mountain while I went and did some wizardry stuff. (If you haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings, don’t worry, it’s the only … More 36. Shout To The Top