There’s a valley, just out from Havelock North, in the North Island’s Hawke’s Bay named Tuki Tuki….Here you travel along Waimarama Road, underneath majestic Te Mata Peak and past a beautiful winery, and cross the Tukituki River by a red bridge. You’ll find breathtaking countryside and vistas. And a visit along the way - at an impressive shipping container coffee stop, that references that red bridge - shouldn’t be missed.Read More
Sitting at picnic tables, under tall trees in the main street of Hanmer Springs, a small alpine town in the Canterbury region of the South Island…the springs in the name gives a clue. Here you’re in a beautiful spa town, inland and north of Christchurch.Read More
Piha. Lion Rock. Hello old friend. There’s a lot to be said for the glimpse of that rock, the beach and the sea, as you round the corner and reach the coast. That view sure lifts the spirit.
A drive out from Auckland to famous black sand beaches is highly recommended, whatever the season. But for a spring walk on the sand, to blow the cobwebs and clear the head, it’s certainly a tremendous place. And, happily, we can report....Read More