Boating and Waitomo

Two days after we came home from the south my friend Rachel had two friends visit her from Canada. They were here for a week and so Rachel wanted them to go on a trip with her while they were here. So we planned something for the first weekend we were back. It was a…

Mt. Cook and The End

We left Dunedin early the next morning. We got a coffee down the road from the house and then hit the road. It was a long drive to Mt Cook National Park but we started out early. We made a stop at the moeraki boulders. These strange naturally round boulders along a beach just outside…

The Catlins

After a few crazy days of “where the heck are we” moments, we were back to beautiful outdoor road tripping. We drove into the catlins, an area of the southeastern corner of the island which was filled with forests and other beautiful sights. Our first two stops weren’t far from our campsite. The first was…

Where are we?

We arrived in Invercargill. A place we had been making fun of because we knew someone from there and it didn’t sound that thrilling. It is a pretty big city in New Zealand terms, but there’s not a lot going on. It’s mostly an industrial city so there’s lots of housing and businesses and factories….