Arrowtown and Glenorchy

When you stay in Queenstown there are two sites outside the city that every one recommends you to visit. That’s Arrowtown and Glenorchy. Of course, they both were on our list. Early in the morning we left for Arrowtown. First of all we stopped by a Shotover River: Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town…. Read More →

Queenstown

We arrived to Queenstown, the heart of the South Islands. There are so many activities around, promising  a lot of fun.  They even call Queenstown New Zealand’s Las Vegas. Just because it is filled with tourists, and many places, to our big surprise, were open till late night. We stayed in Queenstown for three nights…. Read More →

Wanaka Tree and more

Next day  we had to get to the heart of the South Island- Queenstown. The mountains were left behind and we drove through the valleys with vineyards and orchards, and green meadows. Once in a while we would stop to enjoy the azure lakes. I’ve never seen more beautiful lakes like ones in New Zealand…. Read More →

Small Town Ross

We left Hokitika and drove south on the west shore of the North Island. Our aim was Franz Josef glacier. But before we got there we stopped for a cup of coffee. It was small town Ross where we stopped. We started looking for a coffee shop and saw this sign: The sign said it… Read More →

Punakaiki

We loved that all place-names were in Maori, they haven’t been changed to English, except the modern cities that were founded and build after English people arrived. Punakaiki are famous by Pancake Rocks. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. We arrived… Read More →