Tag: South Island


Driving in New Zealand: the best way to explore the South Island

I often get asked about what the best way is to discover the South Island, and my recommendation has always been to self-drive. Naturally, it depends on your circumstances. But if you have a driving licence, and are a confident driver, renting a car will give you the freedom to explore the South Island in your own time. I have… Read more →

Christchurch Cathedral after the earthquake

Christchurch after the earthquake: a photo journey

Visiting Christchurch was a sobering end to an action-packed road trip across the North and South Islands. The Garden City, as it is called, really surprised me; naturally it was sad seeing the city for the first time after the earthquake, but at the same time, it was great to experience the reconstruction, innovative projects and the great attitude of… Read more →


Things to do in Wanaka

Queenstown is known for its stunning scenery with the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu, and of course for its status as the adventure capital of New Zealand. But only an hour’s drive away its little neighbour Wanaka sits in equally beautiful scenery, mostly overlooked by tourists. Nonetheless, this little town of 5000 inhabitants has a lot to offer! Read more →

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