Category Archives: New Zealand

A stroll round Christchurch.

We were near the end of our holiday in New Zealand but had a couple of days to explore Christchurch. It is Canterbury’s provincial capital and the largest city in the South Island. It dates back to 1850 and still … Continue reading

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In the frame at Queenstown.

After my exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet boat I needed to relax but there was so much to do in Queenstown. We decided to take a ride on the Skyline Gondola up to Bob’s Peak from where there are … Continue reading

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All aboard the Kingston Flyer

The Kingston Flyer was a ‘must see’ for all steam train enthusiasts. It was once a passenger service that operated between Kingston and the main South Line at Gore from 1878 to the mid 1950’s. It met up with the … Continue reading

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Milford Sound.

Our visit to Milford Sound in Fiordland was to be one of the highlights of our holiday, but it would be very weather dependant. During breakfast it was dull with just a hint of blue sky but as we headed … Continue reading

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Heading towards Fiordland

Another day of travelling as we headed  towards the Fiordland National Park. We journeyed south towards Cromwell, one of the main fruit growing areas in New Zealand but stopped off at the bridge where A J Hackett started the craze … Continue reading

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Lake Wanaka

After a full days travelling we arrived at the Edgewater resort Hotel at Wanaka which was to be our base for the next few days. The next morning I was awake early and decided to go for a stroll before … Continue reading

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A walk alongside Waiho River.

After our flight over Mount Cook it was back to earth but there was still lots to do in the afternoon. We travelled by coach to Sentinal Rock for the view of the Franz Josef Glacier. I could see people … Continue reading

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A flight over Mount Cook.

We were staying at Franz Josef in South Island and perhaps the highlight of our whole holiday was a flight with Air Safaris on their grand traverse of Aoraki Mount Cook and the glaciers. The aircraft was a nomad previously … Continue reading

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A visit to Rotorua.

One of the highlights of my holiday in New Zealand was a visit to Rotorua. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of North Island and is a centre of Maori culture. However it is probably best known … Continue reading

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Land of the long White Cloud.

During my visit to New Zealand I had the opportunity to go to Cape Reinga at the very tip of North Island. After spending a few days in Auckland I was looking forward to a scenic drive up to Paihia … Continue reading

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