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YHA New Zealand

Hello from the top of New Zealand!

I had been really looking forward to visiting Northland after a cold winter travelling throughout New Zealand and it was as beautiful, warm and scenic as we had both hoped for. Our first stop was Tutukaka for a dive centre lecture at Dive Tutukaka. The event went well despite a technical hitch at the start […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Hello from the top of New Zealand!

West Coast Wanderings

After a wonderful time exploring the Coromandel Peninsula, we visited the west coast of the north island for a public event at Raglan. Raglan is a well known surf spot in New Zealand and, despite it having been a blustery winter week, there were people enjoying the surf at the local beaches. We stayed at […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on West Coast Wanderings

Coromandel Sunshine

I am tempted to just let the photographs speak for themselves in this blog and not write any words….as the scenery we have encountered recently was very beautiful. A real reminder of the art that can be found in nature and how much we love being by the ocean!

After my antibiotic allergic reaction to metal […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Coromandel Sunshine

Top 15 Alternative Places to Shout ‘View!’ in NZ

Our third guest article has been for Not Australia with our article Top 15 Alternative Places to Shout ‘View!’ in New Zealand. We really enjoyed revisiting our highlights of Aotearoa and it certainly reminded us of why we have applied for residency in New Zealand.

http://www.not-australia.co.nz/top-15-alternative-places-to-shout-view-in-new-zealand/

 

By |August 14th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Top 15 Alternative Places to Shout ‘View!’ in NZ

Windy Wellington

Wellington was our first destination on the North Island of New Zealand after a beautiful crossing of the Cook Strait, during which we saw a seal and also a whale. We were sad to be leaving the South Island behind but it is safe to say Wellington made quite the impression on us. At first […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Windy Wellington

Less walking…more Ouch!!

After reaching Nelson and catching up on our office work, we managed to squeeze in a brief trip to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. We had been planning on a weekend of hiking these national parks, famed for their coastal views and clear blue waters, but it didn’t quite go to plan…
We spent our […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Less walking…more Ouch!!

West Coast Adventures

I knew the West coast of New Zealand would be beautiful but I had no idea it would be so consistently gorgeous as the miles ticked by.

When we left Southland after our Forest & Bird event, I was sad to be saying goodbye to the southern hospitality and, more unusually, the pink silage bales surrounding […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on West Coast Adventures

Fjordland Part II: A shark in the lake!

We also enjoyed two other day walks along different sections of the Kepler Track in Fjordland and, each time, the forest was slightly different and offered new views with rivers that rushed past us in a flurry of strong currents, ripples and cold blue water. Te Anau had received exceptionally high rainfall during our visit […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Fjordland Part II: A shark in the lake!

Fjordland Part I: Forests & Fungi

What an incredible surprise we had in Fjordland after travelling there from our events in Invercargill. It is fair to say we were pretty weary when we arrived in Te Anau and the staff at the YHA Te Anau hostel kindly offered us a room for our stay. We were beyond excited at the prospect […]

By |May 16th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Fjordland Part I: Forests & Fungi

Friends for Sharks in Christchurch

Our first two weeks in New Zealand have flown by with a variety of shark conservation events in Christchurch and surrounds. We have had a busy and fun time sharing our work with adults and children including at Templeton, Opawa, Clarkville and Papanui Primary schools. The reception we received at each school was very positive […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments