After a late night chatting with other guests we had a fairly slow exit from Fairlie and were probably not on top form, as we drove 10km in the wrong direction before realising and turning back. We were headed to the town of Geraldine, where Caro was unreasonably excited about the dual attractions of a … Continue reading Rafting, Warren the seagull and bidding farewell to New Zealand – Geraldine, Peel Forest, Rangitata River and north to Christchurch.
Stunning Karangahake Gorge, a family reunion and some truly ridiculous looking birds – The Coromandel to Rotorua
James’s uncle, aunt and cousin happened to be in New Zealand visiting their daughter/sister and her partner and we had instantly, and gratefully, taken them up on their kind offer of going to stay for a few days to catch up. This meant that for two glorious nights we had a bed to sleep in, … Continue reading Stunning Karangahake Gorge, a family reunion and some truly ridiculous looking birds – The Coromandel to Rotorua