The Coromandel Peninsula

Omokoroa Beach A Short drive to the local Bird Sanctuary not far from Omokoroa Beach, we feed the birds as we go round, cool place, pools, nearby estuary, different types of birds. Head north towards the Peninsula stopping in Whangamata on the beach front go for a splash in the sea on the golden sand.… Read More

Haka Falls

Haka Falls Towards Lake Taupo again, high winds over the hills, some blustery parts, hanging onto the steering wheel in parts, stop in the town centre of Taupo to visit the Local Heritage Museum and go for a wander around Taupo itself. Come across the artist shop of artist Graham Möeller, have a good chat… Read More

Whale Watching Kaikoura

Whale Watching, Kiakoura Whale Watch Kaikoura Boarding cards ready, take the coach to the South Harbor and onto the Catamaran, head fast five miles out into the sea, out over the Kaikoura shelf, a drop of 1km, in total 1600m deep, the guides search for sperm whale sounds using a hydrophone, we wait for them to… Read More

End of the Year

Lake Pukatiki Round trip from Oamaru to Timaru via the lakes, Lake Pukatiki first with its crystal glacier blue water, stopped at the iSite with a view over the lake towards Mt. Cook. Have to wait for over an hour for the clouds to clear the view down to the mountains,the peak of Mt. Cook… Read More