The Final Chapter of NZ: Mount Cook, Peel Forest and Kaikoura

The Travelling Series Unfortunately when we arrived in Mount Cook it was raining and miserable. This meant we had to spend the afternoon abusing the wifi instead of going on the many bush walks we were told we could do…

Exploring the South Island: Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Queenstown

The Travelling Series We only spent one night in Wellington on the North Island initially before we caught the ferry to the South. This is because we had to do all of New Zealand pretty quickly as we were on…

LOTR Fangirling: Hobbiton, Wellywood and the Weta Cave

The Travelling Series One of the main reasons that I chose to travel around New Zealand was the fact that I’m a massive Lord of the Rings fan. Everyone who’s anyone knows that the films were shot there by Peter…

Blue Duck Station and Tongariro National Park

The Travelling Series Blue Duck Station is a sheep farm in an amazingly remote location in the North Island of New Zealand. Trust me, when Stray advertises ‘off the beaten track’ they certainly aren’t exaggerating! We had to twist and…

Learning About the Maori Culture: Mourea and Lake Aniwhenua

The Travelling Series One of my favourite nights on the North Island came very early on in the trip – it was the Maori Culture Night overnight stay in Mourea. This is where our Stray bus got to learn all…