Kayaking (and More) in Kaikoura!

Following our visit to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, we caught the Bluebridge ferry across the Cook Straight to the South Island. The scenery along our cruise was quite beautiful, especially as we approached the port of Picton. Upon arrival in Picton we drove off the ferry and headed to a nearby hostel where Read More …

Steamy Times in Rotorua

Spending a few days in Auckland provided a great introduction to New Zealand, and we were ready to see more. Leaving New Zealand’s biggest city, we journeyed southward in our rental car (a Rav 4) towards Rotorua, our second stop in the “Land of the Long White Cloud”. Redwoods Treewalk After European settlement of New Read More …