Category Archives: New Zealand

Days 158 & 159 – Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 2016

Our last few days of freedom (again)… Remember the review that we hoped would get us more volunteer time? Well it did. We’ve arranged a placement at another farm where we arrive on Saturday to start work on Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Days 156 & 157 – Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October 2016

Spending time not money… There’s so much out here to spend money on, but also loads that’s free. All we had to do was look in the right places. ​Day 156 – Wednesday 26th October 2016 We started today with … Continue reading

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Days 154 & 155 – Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 2016

Back on the move… After spending three nights in Queenstown it was time to get going again, and with just five days left before having to return the camper van, we had some serious ground to cover.  Day 154 – … Continue reading

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Day 153 – Sunday 23rd October 2015

Officially the biggest swing in the world… Im going to keep text to a minimum today and let media do the talking. There’s a bit of info at the end of the post though!  Official video footage: Official photographs: Amateur … Continue reading

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Days 151 & 152 – Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October 2016

We’re off to Queenstown… As I’ve mentioned, South Island is absolutely beautiful, but it feels like all we’ve done is drive! It’s about time to settle down a bit I think.  Day 151 – Friday 21st October 2016 This morning … Continue reading

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Days 149 & 150 – Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th October 2016

Going back on my word, already… You might remember (if you’re a regular here) that I recently said ‘I can’t help feeling like everybody needs to calm down with all the hype about New Zealand’. Well, now I’m starting to … Continue reading

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Days 147 & 148 – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th October 2016

Same country, different island… After more than a month on the North Island it’s finally time to get out of here and see what the South Island has to offer. Once we’re settled in that is.  Day 147 – Monday … Continue reading

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Days 145 & 146 – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2016

Our last two days on the North Island…  I can’t believe it’s been over a month in New Zealand already. Alright we were volunteering for the first three weeks, but it’s time to head to the South Island pretty soon.  … Continue reading

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Day 144 – Friday 14th October 2016

A whole day on the road… Today we spent the whole day driving with the intention of getting as close to Wellington as possible without having to incur the inevitably inflated prices. We set off at just gone 10:00 with … Continue reading

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Days 142 & 143 – Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th October 2016

Getting the expensive days over and done with… We’d already paid $79 each to visit Hobbiton, so decided to get a couple more of the expensive things on our to-do list out of the way sooner rather than later.  Day … Continue reading

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