New Sealand, Part II

As I wrote previously, seals are everywhere!  Here, there and Wellington.  That’s right, Wellington.  While it’s unlikely (but not impossible) to trip over one in the CBD, they are closer than first thought.  All we did was jump into a four-wheel drive and a short time later – well-la-lington!  I don’t usually have a four-wheel … More New Sealand, Part II

New Sealand

Seals, much like Chicken Man, are everywhere!!! With around 100, 000 fur seals inhabiting New Zealand, there is an excellent possibility to sight a seal in unexpected places.  I’ve enjoyed hot chips in the company of wild seals on the Otago Peninsula (no fish, that would be tempting fate), almost tripped over a seal sunning … More New Sealand

Big Balls!

I like big balls and I cannot lie.  By big balls I mean the super-outsize, bouncy, plastic balls. Courtesy of ZORB Rotorua (and by courtesy I mean they had the ball and I had the cash), I had the fortune to experience that rare opportunity to roll down a hill inside a large ball.  Not … More Big Balls!

Adrenalin Is Go!

Just north of Wellington, in Porirua, you can free your inner monkey while challenging your physical and mental strength.  Why, you ask?  Is “because you can” a good enough answer?  Adrenalin Forest describes itself as a “multi-level, aerial obstacle course”.  I describe it as “hanging on wires from perilous heights while connected by two small … More Adrenalin Is Go!

That Wanaka Tree

In the heart of the South Island, laying beside the township of Wanaka, is a crystal clear, icy cold lake complete with alpine views that might just rival paradise. Although the township of Wanaka is a lively one with numerous cafes, bars and endless activities, when I sat by Lake Wanaka everything felt a million … More That Wanaka Tree

FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON

It is extremely rare to come across a castle in the Southern Hemisphere, unless a highfalutin individual has built one for their family home. But in Dunedin, William Larnach did just that. This example of medieval beauty, built in 1871, stands tall on the Otago Peninsula. Unsurprisingly, William Larnach called his castle “Larnach Castle”. Architecture … More FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON

SWING AND SCREAM!

If New Zealand is known as the “Adventure Capital of the World”, Queenstown would be the heart of that Capital (or the Capital’s capital, if you will). This is mainly due to the extensive number of potential heart-attack inducing activities you can experience in Queenstown. Much like a real heart-attack, you get to pay others … More SWING AND SCREAM!