The West Coast of NZ – Finally!
As you may recall, Jeff and I tried to reach the West Coast during our last campervan trip but couldn’t, since several bridges had been wiped out due to flood. This year, with Cyclone Gita moving through, it looked like we might meet the same fate, but alas, we didn’t! We finally got to visit … Continue reading
From Southland, we drove the rest of the Southern Scenic Route until we reached Fiordland. Both Jeff and I have been here before in our past lives, but never together, so this was very exciting for us. We monitored the weather and booked day cruises in the 2 of the fjords – Milford Sound and … Continue reading
Exploring the Catlins
Hello again! We have now started our second campervan adventure through the South Island of New Zealand, approximately 5 years after our first. If you recall, we had a bright yellow wee Mercedes Sprinter van last time – named Sunshine. Well this year, we’ve moved up a bit to a larger van (we’re too old … Continue reading
Hello again, Christchurch!!
It’s been our longest time between trips to New Zealand ever – over 5 years (aaaack!!). We are now here for Jeff’s month-long “sabbatical,” where we’ve decided to take a 3-week campervan trip in the South Island, bookended by 3-4 days in Christchurch to see family and friends. To remind you – Jeff and I … Continue reading
Tales from small town Otago
Well, another big storm was forecast for the West Coast and lake areas, so we left Wanaka early to beat the rains. Since 3 out of 4 options out of Wanaka were not viable (for a host of weather reasons), we chose the fourth, which is certainly the less traveled, and includes a road neither … Continue reading