The Kaikoura Coast Track

I can’t remember how many times I’ve driven past the little brown sign on State Highway ¬†One – pointing down a lonely narrow country backroad, enticing me with three simple words “Kaikoura Coastal Track”. Every time I’ve either been heading off on another adventure, or racing home to throw some washing in the general direction…

Exploring Arthurs Pass

I am so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but sometimes us locals can start to take our stunning surroundings for granted. One example of this is the Tranzalpine Express, one of the most scenic train journeys in the world right on my doorstep. Every morning on my…

The Banks Track

They say that women forget the pain of labour and so that is why they go back and have more children. I think the same applies about Labour weekend. For the last however many years I can remember, we have been subjecting ourselves to all kinds of adventures and in the process getting blisters, gammy…

The Humpridge Track

I consider myself extremely lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. In the South Island alone there is just so much to explore and discover, even for someone who has lived here for most of my life. I am also extremely lucky to have an amazing group of friends…

Ready for an Adventure?

If one of your friends knocked on your door right now and said “Lets go on an adventure – you’ve got 1 minute to get ready” could you do it? No one likes waiting around for people faffing about when you are trying to get out the door for an adventure, nor do they like…

Lake Coleridge

They say the best cure for post holiday blues is to plan another holiday! Just as well ANZAC weekend closely followed our Easter Adventures in Australia. It was a last minute booking, which left us struggling to find some accommodation. However the perfect place turned up at just the right time, and we were confirmed.…

Kata Tjuta – The Olgas

After a great day exploring Uluru, we were ready to adventure further afield. About 50km in the distance, still in the same National Park is Kata Tjuta – the Olgas. This literally means ‘many heads’ and that is exactly what they look like – similar kind of rock to Uluru, just a few more of…

Uluru -Ayers Rock

After the three hour drive from Kings Canyon we arrived back where we had flown in to the day before – Yulara which is the little resort town servicing Uluru Ayers Rock. The whole town, the accommodation, and many of the tours are all owed by one company – Voyages Indigenous Tourism. It is about…

Kings Canyon

Andrew’s nose was pressed up against the window as we flew over thousands of miles of red desert towards the heart of Australia. You can clearly see where ancient rivers once flowed over this now dry land. The vast flatness of the land is suddenly punctuated with an enormous red rock – Uluru.

Sawcut Gorge

There are so many stunning places to discover in New Zealand, you just have to be prepared to get off the beaten track, drive over rutty shingle roads, walk for ages and get your feet wet to find them. The Sawcut Gorge is one of those places. Flipping through a dog eared magazine in a…