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!
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
AFTER ENDING THE PREVIOUS DAY ON A HIGH, TODAY BROUGHT US TO A DEEP END OF FRUSTRATION. As we prepared to traverse over Arthur's Pass back to Christchurch, we were greeted by wet weather, further dampening our spirits. Arthur's Pass and its surroundings were expected to be on huge uniquely beautiful alpine landscape. However, when…Read more Day 13 [Arthur’s Pass] Wet and Depressed
I TEND TO HAVE THE HABIT OF RATING MY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES, MAKING A TOP 10 LIST IF YOU WILL. NZ has treated us well, I have had many unforgettable moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. That said, I estimated that about half of all the wonderful incidents happened in this…Read more Day 12 [Punakaiki, Charleston] We Are On A High
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
THE ETERNAL ARGUMENT OF FOX AND FRANZ JOSEF GLACIERS, WHICH IS BETTER? There are of course a million answers to that question, but my advice is, if you want to save money but long for a incredible experience, take a Fox trip that you'll never forget. To be fair, both are worth your time. Franz…Read more Day 10 [Fox] The Mighty Glaciers