OUR NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL BLOG
John and I are very fortunate to work in an industry that takes us all over New Zealand. We are constantly travelling, and exploring
new places that we can show YOU, when YOU visit. After many trips, we thought we would start a travel blog, to share with you.
The Church of the Good Shephard, Lake Tekapo
En-route to Queenstown, we always stop at Lake Pukaki, to view Mount Cook across the lake
Lake Wakatipu, downtown Queenstown
The amazing view from the top of Queenstown Gondola
The start of the Queenstown Hill Track
The view from Queenstown Hill
A great walk to get the blood pumping....
A wee treat for us to visit the snug, at Eichardts for a lovely glass of local chardonnay.
Nothing like a coffee, in the sun, after our bike ride around the lake, to The Hilton Hotel
I think you can tell where this is! Glenorchy, about 50 minutes drive from Queenstown at the top of the lake
The very scenic Lindis Pass. Always love the drive through here!
The lookout above Fairlie, Mackenzie Country
AKAROA, CANTERBURY MAY 2017
We were lucky enough to have 2 gorgeous nieces visit from Auckland who have never been to Akaroa.......
A wonderful scenic day trip from Christchurch, over Banks Peninsular
Me and my 2 nieces, Akaroa
2 daughters, 2 nieces and me. Ready for lunch at Bully Hayes
WANAKA, CENTRAL OTAGO APRIL 2017
Cycling the river track along the side of the Clutha River, Wanaka
Great to have a driver for the day so we could enjoy the wines! Linsday from Central Lakes Shuttle and Tours
Lake Pukaki, view to Mount Cook, glorious weather on our return trip to Chrischurch
Wine tasting Central Otago style!
Visit to the Blue Pools, not to be missed
What a collection of vehicles, planes and toys at The National Transport and Toy Museum, Wanaka!
Us at Mt Difficulty Wines, what a treat!
Tasting pinot grapes (just before harvest), with Lindsay our driver from Central Lakes Shuttle & Tours. Yes we hired our own driver, and it was fantastic!
Rippon Winery, what a view!
The view from Mt Iron, Wanaka
The Clutha River bridge (one way bridge)
AUCKLAND CITY AND WAIHEKE ISLAND JULY 2017
It has been far too long since we were in Waiheke Island. A favourite for red wine drinkers!......
Britomart (central train station)
Mud Brick Winery, Waiheke Island, one of our best ever wine tasting experiences in New Zealand
Amano Restaurant - please take me back
Travelling across the Waitemata Harbour from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island....about 30 mins travel
The view from Mud Brick, across the harbour, looking back at Auckland city
The Viaduct Basin, Auckland City
Some interesting gals....not sure where they were going!
Took Mum out for lunch to a winery, in an area where she grew up, called Runner Duck Estate
Shopping downtown Auckland, haha