Tags » Stewart Island

Milford Sound & Stewart Island

Tearing ourselves away from Queenstown and the wonders that reside there, we travelled further down the country to the Deep South. First of all, we headed down towards Milford Sound to take a cruise around the Sound itself (which is actually a fjord but there you go). 747 more words

All Posts

Stewart Island remembers it's past

Norsk Feiring, Norwegian Celebration Weekend.

Stewart Island has had a long historic association with whalers.

This started with the discovery of the “Solander” Grounds to the west of the Island in the 1830′s and continued for more or less 100 years, culminating with the arrival into Paterson Inlet in 1923 of the Rosshavet Whaling Companies factory ship Sir James Clarke Ross and her 5 steam powered chasers. 583 more words


Stewart Island

M and I are trying to rationalize getting a vacation home on Stewart Island.  Given how difficult it is to get to, this is of course ridiculous.  1,900 more words

Great Walk #2: The Rakiura Track

After hearing all about our experience doing the Routeburn Track, one of the things Gwendolyn and Tim (Miriam’s parents) absolutely had to do while they were in NZ was complete a… 909 more words

So long South Island // Bis bald Südinsel

We are certainly lacking behind on our writing this time, so we’ll just try to give you an overview of what has been happening at our end of the world in the past 2 1/2 weeks. 1,821 more words

New Zealand

The Rakiura Track Day #3: North Arm Hut to Roads End

My 3rd day of tramping was quite overcast, however it made for perfect conditions to finish the Rakiura Track and relax in Oban before catching the 4pm Sunday evening ferry. 33 more words