Photographing a sperm whale tail is something you hope for when sailing out. When we arrived that morning in Kaikoura, on the New Zealand South Island, a storm warning was in effect. Kind of a bummer, but I decided to go anyway. Not too many people on the boat: the bad weather kept most people away. Read more
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All good things come to an end… Christchurch Airport would be our last stop on this amazing journey in a wonderful country.
Our last morning had the sadness of a near departure in it. The chef in The Jane Hostel managed to serve eggs benedict with a hollandaise sauce that had failed. It felt like only a couple of days since we arrived in Auckland, and now the adventure came to an end (for this episode!). We loaded our luggage in the car and went off to the Christchurch airport.
Christchurch will be the final stop in this tour around New Zealand. No reason not to explore this city as good as any other places we visited.Read more
We are approaching the end of our fantastic journey in Lake Tekapo, with its turquoise lake and overambitious B&B.
In today’s adventures: koen and vicky stand eye-to-(yellow-)eye with a penguin on the shores of New Zealand.
A rainy day in our New Zealand adventure today. We end it at a very coze lodge in Te Anau.
Today, we leave the deserted glaciers and arrive in the most touristy town on the journey: Queenstown.Read more