New Zealand’s North and South Islands are the largest islands around here, but there’s a third in size, and that’s Stewart Island/Rakiura. It’s an island of delicious food treasures, thanks to the surrounding oceans - think crayfish, salmon, oysters, cod and muttonbird. And there’s quite a story to learn about the muttonbird, or tītī, also called the sooty shearwater….Read More
Sitting on the southern shore of vast Lake Taupō, in the middle of the North Island, is a tremendous little fishing town - the trout fishing capital of New Zealand, no less (or is that of the world….).
Welcome to Turangi, on the banks of the Tongariro River and part of the volcanic plateau. Head here for fish, of course, but there’s also a tremendous little treasure …..Read More
You’re on the road, in steep and hilly terrain, enveloped by verdant green native bush. Or on windy roads tantalising close to the sea, or to a cliff going down to the sea… And chance spectacular sightings of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the source of much local food, are aplenty.Read More