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Stories from New Zealand #4 - Arthur's Pass via Lake Pearson

What comes into your mind when you think about New Zealand?

Lord of the Rings? Yes ok fair enough.

Sheep? Yep, that too, they are absolutely everywhere. 482 more words

Into The Wild

Camping at Jacksons, Arthur's Pass

Kia Ora!

Last week Steve blogged about the start of our South Island van trip in Kaikoura. After two fantastic nights there, we made the longest journey of the whole trip: Kaikoura to Jacksons, on the edge of the Southern Alps on the West Coast of the island. 722 more words

New Zealand

Arthur's Pass

Today was a big day.

I cycled to the top of Arthur’s Pass, and then some.

Sweat & sunscreen & smiles.

I picked a wildflower at the tippy top and put it behind my ear & did a little dance, just for myself. 179 more words


As Monty Python might say…….beautiful plumage.  Thankfully this parrot is very much alive but you may have to drive up to Arthur’s Pass to find him or one like him!




New Zealand by bicycle and bottle

By Neil Dowling

ANYONE predisposed to rejecting any notion of combining movement and drinking beer should turn away right now. 1,216 more words

Arthur's Pass

Last day on the road

After sleeping in the van for two nights, it was a nice long sleep in the cabin. Before we left Punakaiki Beach Camp, we wanted to see the… 603 more words

One day over Arthur's

Time is slipping by on me but I recently had to make that trip over the Alps to the wild wet West Coast again.  The drive over Arthur’s Pass from Canterbury to Westland is arguably the most scenic 4 hr drive in the country.  1,578 more words