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Where Gumboots are a Man’s Best Friend

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

I have been to some wondrous places in my years on this planet – safari in South Africa, the best hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice, camping in the Aussie outback dining on camel, croc’ and emu, a month last year tearing around Europe, Tangiers, Patagonia and most nooks and crannies of this great [...]

  • This vehicle drives like a car, great side mirrors plus it has a rear camera.

Compact Campervan Surprises

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |

We may have been in lockdown for weeks, but ships kept arriving and new RV stock rolled off regularly. One of the latest models to arrive at Nationwide RV in Drury is this long-wheel based two-berth campervan, fully fitted for self-containment offering a rear lounge. Nationwide RV was originally set up as a car yard [...]

  • Industrial artwork on a grand scale

The Goldilocks Waters

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Just like Goldilocks testing beds to find her preferred softness, my feet found their soothing ‘just right’ warm waters beside the Taupō Trails. Fortunately reaching this natural hot spring along the cycle 
       trail did not involve encountering three bears but instead was rather an enjoyable journey through the woods on a big ride. Yes, [...]

  • A peaceful morning at Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island. Photo: Stewart Island Tourism

Land of Glowing Skies

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Crossing Foveaux Strait for the first time can be intimidating. The stretch of water between Bluff (at the bottom of the South Island) and Stewart Island/Rakiura has a reputation of providing one of the wildest ferry rides in New Zealand. As the ocean depth is shallow – only 30-metres – it chops up quickly with [...]

  • The view of Queenstown, from the top of The Remarkables

Ticket to Ride

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

I peer out the plane’s oval window, across snow-covered mountains to the shimmering Tasman Sea in the west and down into remote valleys looking for good lines to ski. We fly over Lake Wakatipu and circle around the craggy cliffs of The Remarkables – far below houses line the lake shore. As we lose altitude [...]

  • Either walk or take the Skyline Gondola for a spectacular view of Queenstown

Queenstown, A Winter Playground

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The brown Otago landscape is a welcome sight after the drenched green fields of Taranaki. The deep blue water of Lake Wakatipu is surrounded by mountains sweeping skyward, their rugged peaks draped with snow. The mountain air is brisk – my senses seem to sharpen with its chill. Downtown-Queenstown visitors are busy with their cameras [...]

  • ‘Poppy’ is a Liteweight

Classics at Ōhope

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Classics at Ōhope’ caravan and car show was lining up for its fifth outing. The first had been pretty small, but the second was a bit larger and many of the retro-caravan crowd who attended really enjoyed the show. The event sounded as if it would be quite nice to attend, with around 30 retro [...]

  • Storage cabinets under the large window opposite the bed end, TV mount on this side, with another mainly Australian feature, a 12V fan for air flow. Overhead storage lockers, at the end two large wardrobe storage areas. Privacy curtain to the front

Smart, Sexy and Spacious

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The Jayco-brand caravan is well known in New Zealand. The company has been producing caravans and motorhomes for nearly 45 years now, so there have been models arriving here from over the ditch for quite a long time. Every year at the Covi Motorhome and Caravan Show in Auckland, a building at the carpark entrance [...]

  • The Old Forge is worth a stop along this new trail section

A New Frontier on the Plains

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bilbo Baggins is not the only one to take an unexpected journey from The Shire. I too am in Middle-earth in search of an adventure – in the form of a nearly completed section of the Hauraki Rail Trail. The trail is freshly laid and passes close to several attractions that I am keen to [...]

  • Orton Bradley is home to many examples of machinery from yesteryear (Orton Bradley Park)

The Rough Diamond

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Take a look on Trip Advisor, and you will read that Diamond Harbour is described as “a gem awaiting a shake-up”. And I get what the critics are talking about. On arrival in this approximately 2000-inhabitant village on the other side of the Port Hills to Christchurch, your first impressions might lead you to believe [...]

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