A not-so-old heritage trail and preparing for the big hike – The Catlins

Continuing our drive along the Southern Scenic Route, we made our way through the Catlins which make up a large part of the south coast and are often heralded as one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. The scenery is certainly very pretty with large swathes of undulating farmland and stretches of rugged … Continue reading A not-so-old heritage trail and preparing for the big hike – The Catlins

A Dunedin Art Attack and a Papatowai Scrap Heap Challenge

From Milford Sound we drove straight across the country to the east coast as we were a couple of days ahead of schedule due to the weather earlier in the trip. With time to spare we thought we would drop in to Dunedin, which hadn’t made the cut previously, before heading back to the south … Continue reading A Dunedin Art Attack and a Papatowai Scrap Heap Challenge

Henna and dreadlocks, from camping to damping and some necessary home comforts

After packing up our site at the River Inn we made our way to the northernmost point of the South Island, Farewell Spit. The spit is 27km sandbank that is constantly extended and reshaped by the sea. You can’t actually access the far end without some sort of special permission so we just went for … Continue reading Henna and dreadlocks, from camping to damping and some necessary home comforts