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…

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…

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…

The Pack Horse Hut

Lyttelton Harbour is surrounded by the Port Hills, which are part of beautiful Banks Peninsula. The whole area is made up of two extinct volcanoes that have been flooded by the sea when they exploded millions of years ago. High up on the hills is a little track which leads to the Pack Horse Hut.…

Nina Valley

Tips for Hiking or Tramping in New Zealand

Firstly I had better explain – some countries call it hiking, we call it tramping in New Zealand. So if you hear “Great tramp last weekend” we aren’t discussing homeless people…! So whatever you like to call it – we are all talking about going for a walk and experiencing the great outdoors! In New…