Blackwater School On our way to the Waiuti mining area near Reefton, we came across an old school and were surprised it was open.
We always like to get to the end of roads, wherever we are. So on a recent trip to Blenheim we headed down the road on the north side of the Wairau river.
We picked an absolutely stunning day to visit Invercargill and Bluff.
The 2018 Cavalcade – Something a bit different, I hope you enjoy seeing the photos and maybe go and see the 2019 cavalcade where the destination is Hawea. It’s a spectacular sight and great day out!!
This post carries on from Part One (Rainbow Road), there was just too much to see and too many photo opportunities for one post!
The Rainbow Road was built in the 1950s when electricity pylons were installed to supply power to the Nelson and Buller regions. The road runs from St Arnaud (the main gateway to the Upper Wairau Valley) through to Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury (134km north of Christchurch). Rainbow Station including the private formed roads and…
For a long time we wanted to travel from Blenhiem to Hanmer Spring via the Molesworth Station Road (and the Rainbow Station road – see post soon). We always seemed to be in that area at the wrong times, the Kaikoura earthquake, the road closed due to bad weather or we had the dogs with…
You’ve probably guessed by now that the Catlins is one of our favourite places to visit. Turn off at Owaka on the Pounawea road and explore the Catlins Lake, Jack’s Bay and Catlins heads – you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Yes, another post about sea lions!! We are just a little bit obsessed with them at the moment, we are seeing them everywhere.
Papatowai is a small settlement in the Catlins, Clutha district of the southeastern South Island of New Zealand.
Another beautiful beach in the Catlins – Cannibal Bay