Today I… was wine tasting at the Cloudy Bay vineyard

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New Zealand’s well known for many things, for example; medicinal Manuka honey, rugby, wine producing, tasty lamb chops and toasty Merino sweaters. During my time here i’ve eaten Manuka honeyed ham and ice cream, i’ve visited the All Blacks merchandise … Continue reading

Today I… saw rainbows at the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki

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We are still road tripping around New Zealand’s South Island, making our way North now, back up to Picton to catch the ferry back to the North Island. Today we drove the beautiful Route 6 along the West coast admiring … Continue reading

Today I… searched for the world’s rarest penguin in New Zealand

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So we left Christchurch and took our campervan further south this weekend, along the east coast, on a hunt for the elusive Yellow Eyed Penguin of New Zealand – the world’s rarest penguin. We drove 400kms south on the lookout … Continue reading

Today I… walked up the World’s Steepest Street, Baldwin Street, Dunedin

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Baldwin Street is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world. The street overlooks Otago Harbour at slopes of up to 1:2.86 (for 2.86m horizontal distance, a rise of 1.0m) Unlike most New Zealand … Continue reading

Today I… stopped off for a sugar rush at The Cadbury Cafe, Dunedin

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The brand new Cadbury Cafe opened at Cadbury World in Dunedin on Thursday – the very first Cadbury Cafe to open in New Zealand. Naturally, what with my ❤ love of cake, I couldn’t let Ste drive past without stopping … Continue reading

Today I… melted in the hot waters of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools

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One must-do item on my ‘To Do List’ for New Zealand was to have a good soak in one of the country’s many medicinal thermal springs. Carrying a heavy backpack (too many kilos of shoes & girly ‘essentials’!) for so … Continue reading