Ten tips for travelling in New Zealand

Lake McKerrow, Fiordland -  Image: Steve Vaughan After a magnificent 15 day road trip touring the South Island of New Zealand the one thing we’d change would be to visit fewer...Read more

Mary Somervell

07 April 2018

Making the best of now

Every day is precious. Making the best of now is about living in the moment. One of the  best ways is discovering new adventures right on our doorstep.  Bucket lists have...Read more

17 October 2017

Superb South Island walks

Most of New Zealand's Great Walks are located in the South Island ... and there are plenty more hidden gems. We've put together a superb selection of multi day, day...Read more

10 September 2017

Kayaking in the South Island

Sea and lake kayaking is one of the best ways to experience our nature and marine wonderland. We’ve picked four fabulous paddling locations around the South Island.    Abel Tasman National...Read more

05 August 2017

Cycling adventures down south

Cycling is a great way for active adventurers to see more of the South Island. Three of the easier and more accessible cycling routes are shown here. You don’t need to be...Read more

Mary Somervell

26 July 2017

A Southern wonderland beckons

Nelson, where we are based, is the gateway to spectacular scenery and plenty of outdoor adventures nearby and further south.  Three of New Zealand's national parks are right on our doorstep...Read more

Mary Somervell

13 June 2017

Making the most of major life changes

Major life changes create wonderful opportunities for new beginnings and doing things differently. Some transitions come unexpectedly – redundancy, a major health setback, the loss of a loved one or a...Read more

Mary Somervell

08 June 2017

Preppin over at Pepin Island

An amazing turnout on a chilly winter’s day for the Pepin Island fundraiser. The Hira Volunteer Rural Fire Service hosted the open day. They were delighted with the turnout - over...Read more

Mary Somervell

05 June 2017

Sounding out the Queen Charlotte Track

This wilderness walk is full of surprises. Dancing clouds creating an ever changing seascape, native forests with lush foliage, friendly native birds, playful seals and panoramic coastal views. The 70 km...Read more

Mary Somervell

12 April 2016

Relocation - a different kind of adventure

A change of scene is like a breath of fresh air. We relocated to sunny Nelson and are delighted to be here.  Golden weather, beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, fresh produce, local vineyards, walking...Read more

Mary Somervell

16 March 2016