D1 [Brisbane] You’re Always Alright, Mate!

Albie's rental house in Coopers Plains. And that is our beautiful rental car. The Five are having a helluva time in the car. Indian food. That's what we can afford for now. Spacious AirBnB flat for our week-long stay Diligently spitting into a tube for genetic experimentation Connie is so familiar with this! She's a pro.…Read more D1 [Brisbane] You’re Always Alright, Mate!

Day 14 [Akaroa, Banks Peninsula] It’s OK, Let’s Go Home

BANKS PENINSULA IS A VOLCANIC PIECE OF LAND PROTRUDING OUT FROM CANTERBURY. The land is very rugged, has many rivers and valleys, and is home to early Maori settlers. After yesterday's moody experience, I started our last day with a very positive spirit. The town of Akaroa is cute historical settlement. We drove around and…Read more Day 14 [Akaroa, Banks Peninsula] It’s OK, Let’s Go Home

Day 11 [Franz Josef, Hokitika, Greymouth] A Whirlwind Tour

OUR MAIN GOAL OF THE DAY IS TO DRIVE FROM FOX TO GREYMOUTH, ALMOST 200 KM AWAY. We are going to travel northbound on this narrow stretch of land isolated by the Southern Alps is literally called The West Coast. Coasters, people living here in the West Coast, are proud be have coexisted with their lovely landscape for…Read more Day 11 [Franz Josef, Hokitika, Greymouth] A Whirlwind Tour