New Zealand

New Zealand: saying it has a lot of farms is an understatement. Traditionally, we all know New Zealand to have nine sheep to one human. The reality is cows rule the fields in the North Island. As a su
Now that we are experienced dairy farmers, thanks to yesterday’s milking session, it’s time to leave Vanessa, Andrew and the kids’ farm. Vanessa loads us up with free range eggs, lem
There’s a volcano right behind our holiday park that is begging to be hiked! And, Goddammit, we want to hike it! We have a window of opportunity with the mountain weather forecast giving us clea
Some things just don’t look real in New Zealand. The Blue Springs at Putaruru looked too clear to be natural, the stalactites of the Ruakuri Caves looked too pearly white… Today, we are go
The road between Stratford and Opunake: we thought it would a quiet one. Just a quick visit to some gardens here, a visit to a historic town there. How much can happen in just a 30-minute drive? Well,
God, life’s good when you wake up to the constant hum of the waves. They come in pretty thick and fast, making it obvious why people love this section of Surf Highway 45 so much. We won’t
Today is probably the saddest day of our road trip. After spending nearly three weeks in beautiful Taranaki, we are finally leaving and heading to the wild region of Manawatu-Wanganui. Our first stop
Update: Fun Offroad Adventures is not currently operating. Sand dunes, forest and beach: we’re going to be hitting it all today in our most favourite vehicle, a 4 wheel drive. Kiwis love these m
Wanganui: it’s got wild sand dunes, forest and beaches that make some killer offroading terrain. This is the introduction we got to Wanganui yesterday, but we have a feeling that there’s m
Today we head back into the North Island inland to explore another volcanic region of Ruapehu. We’ve been up, down and around Mt Taranaki, cruised the coast to Wanganui, and now we are heading t
It’s raining sideways! Since arriving in Ohakune yesterday we haven’t even seen Mt Ruapehu, the ski field mountain that Ohakune sits at the base of. It’s fair to say that we are not
It’s decision time. The forecast for Ohakune and Mt Ruapehu is looking pretty sh*t for the whole week, so we could sit around waiting for a window of opportunity to do some skiing or mountain bi
“I don’t know what I been told!” Yes, that’s right, today we are going to the National Army Museum. Who knew that about 30-minutes from Taihape is the base of the New Zealand army in Wai
Well, we’ve been in the Gumboot Capital of the World for a whole day now and have discovered what it means to really be in the gumboot capital. For those of you who don’t know, a gumboot i
We are stoked! After a bit of last-minute planning last night, we have organised to go to Foxton Beach to learn how to kite landboard this morning. With a northwesterly wind of 13 knots and low tide a