It is no wonder that the Coromandel is one of my favourite holiday spots in New Zealand. With no shortage of beautiful golden beaches, natural hideaways, native rain forests, all set amongst rural farmland, it is the ideal location for a super relaxing getaway. The Coromandel is located on the East Coast of the North Island and is about an hour and a half drive from Auckland.
At the beginning of the month I visited Christchurch. Here are a few pictures of my weekend away. I haven’t been down to Christchurch for a few years so it was really great to see all the rebuilding that has taken place since the 2011 earthquakes. There were still road cones lining the streets, and a lot of buildings still being demolished, but in amongst the destruction there was a lot of beauty. There were […]
This New Year me and my friends headed to Waiheke Island for a week. We hired a lovely house and embarked on a holiday filled with plenty of sun, beach, wine and laughs. Waiheke Island is situated in the Hauraki Gulf and is about 18km or an hours ferry ride from Auckland. The house we hired was in an area called Onetangi, which has a beautiful beach but is quite far away from the main centre […]
For Christmas this year Hamish and I hopped on a 25 minute plane ride to Nelson and spent four beautiful sun drenched days down there. Nelson is a vibrant city near the top of the south island. It is surrounded by rolling hills and coastal landscapes and is the home to many orchards, wineries and boutique breweries.
September has proven to be a busy month for me. Luckily, I have bought a jazzy new camera (Fujifilm X-M1) to capture all of the fun. Here are a few snaps: Skiing in Ohakune: The drive to Ohakune takes around 4 – 5 hours (more like 5 for the Barina) and this is the best sight you will see on the way up.