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  • I loved this layout immediately, especially the sliding door on the bathroom area, big kitchen bench, rear lounge area with electric drop down bed in the ceiling

Illusion 650 XMK 4 Berth

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

This low-profile semi-integrated model took our fancy – why wouldn’t it with its U-shaped rear lounge, a front dinette, two drop-down ceiling electric beds and a bathroom with separate shower even. Surprisingly spacious throughout – a good kitchen with lots of storage options, a dinette area with two front-facing seats with belts for guests, adjustable [...]

  • Lunch stop at Fairlight Station - past railway glories

RV Roadie – Year 2 Part II

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

When I left off last issue we were just boarding the Interislander bound for Picton. Following a smooth voyage and an on-time arrival we disembarked with a mission to get as far south as possible by nightfall. We prefer not to arrive at new camping grounds after dark, so stopping during daylight hours with time [...]

  • Down into the Gouland Downs

Cycle + Walk Trails – Kahurangi National Park Heaphy Track

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The Heaphy Track has been on my riding bucket list since its winter-only reopening for bikers a few years back – it’s the only Great Walk you can cycle! My plan to ride the track a week earlier had been quashed while camping up at the western trailhead, thanks to a localised weather bomb. During [...]

  • Spectacular Maruia Falls were created by the 1929 Murchison earthquake

Christchurch to Motueka, a Road Less Travelled… but it Wasn’t Always that Way

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The Kaikōura earthquake struck at two minutes past midnight on November 14, 2016. The damage was immense but there was no loss of life, because this region – apart from Kaikōura itself – is very sparsely populated. However, New Zealand’s transport infrastructure was thrown into chaos with both the railway line and SH1 damaged to such [...]

  • Photo by Cicell Jenks: Built from locally-quarried stone, the Tokata Lighthouse at Nugget Point stands an impressive 9.5 metres high and is 76 metres above the sea

Do it while you still can – Catlins Part 2

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

I’m a great fan of information boards (I read every word, much to the extreme frustration of my travelling companions), and at Kākā Point on the south-east coast of the South Island, the boards told us we were standing where the Clutha River used to flow to sea until a massive flood in 1878 moved [...]

  • The Junction at Cromwell in springtime. Credit James Jubb, Tourism Central Otago

Silencing the voices in my head – Catlins Part 1

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Eyebrows were raised to the ex-hairline and there was much tut-tutting among our friends as they inspected the double bed neatly made up in the back of the JUCY Cabana station wagon and the little kitchen tucked into the rear of the vehicle. “You’re a bit old for this sort of thing,” they guffawed, shaking [...]

Christmas Capers

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

We are back in Pukekohe after my holiday at home in Martinborough, and there are lots of shiny lights – our big flashing tree is out of the box and I found my Christmas bear, woofy woofy happy doggie times. I had a woofy time in Martinborough, it was so ggggrrrreat to be back with [...]

Profile – Carthago Chic C-Line 5.3

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this year we dropped in to visit Paul and Rochelle Cook, owners of RnRV in Silverdale, north of Auckland – and were in time to review the Carthago ‘Liner for Two’ luxury motorhome just before it headed off to its new owners. This time we got a call to visit before a new model [...]

Beach Hop Turns 20

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In 2020 the Coromandel surf town of Whangamatā will be celebrating the ’50s and ’60s in style with the Repco Beach Hop 20. This small town will be bursting with rockabilly beat, sassy fashion and fun for five days at the end of March. But without a doubt the star attractions will be the gleaming [...]

  • What’s that secret you’re keeping?

Timber Town – Waimiha Ruapehu District

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

When Allan Dick was here in 2009 (he’s been everywhere, man!), he called this mill a time capsule and “one of the most remarkable places in New Zealand”. It’s also our heritage. New Zealand was virtually built on timber, mutton and minerals, and the Endean/Ottaway sawmill near Waimiha typifies the way a mill town would [...]