Dolphins In Akaroa

We ended our week’s roadtrip on the South Island with two nights on the beautiful Banks Peninsula. We chose the historic French/British settlement of Akaroa, as we were meeting friends who were flying into Christchurch and it’s only a 90 minute drive …

Fun In Dunedin!

Famed for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Dunedin is the second largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Having spent the past few nights on the move (Christchurch, Mount Cook, Oamaru), we finally had the chance to call somewhere home …

A night in Oamaru

After spending the night in the splendour of the Southern Alps and an amazing morning on the Tasman Lake, we drove Southeast towards Oamaru. Oamaru, an old farming town, is in the Waitaki District and a convenient spot to spend the …

Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mount Cook

A word of warning.. visiting New Zealand may spoil any future holidays. The beauty of the South Island is so arresting that it is simply hard to beat. Case in point, the two days we spent in Lake Tekapo and Aoraki …

Warwicz Farm – A Farm Stay in Canterbury

Imagine a big red barn surrounded by alpacas, sweet-natured pigs, miniature horses and more. Where you can spend your evening gazing at the starts and morning enjoying a cup of tea whilst your kids feed the animals. All this only …

A Day in Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island and our first port of call on our roadtrip. Mr Jetlag & I had previously passed through 10 years ago on our honeymoon. I have fond memories of strolling around …

South Island Travel Tips

New Zealand has a special place in my heart. Not only because the scenery is spectacular, the food delicious and the people delightful. Moreover because Mr Jetlag & I honeymooned there 10 years ago. Since having Jetlag & Mayhem we …

Where To Stay In Margaret River

With four nights to play with in the Margaret River Region, I decided to split our time between a rural cottage and a luxury hotel.  There are overwhelming accommodation options in the area but I was delighted with both of my …

Where To Eat & Drink In Margaret River

One of the best things to do on a Margaret River holiday is to eat.  And drink.  The region’s fertile soils are the foundation of many delicious wines, including award-winning Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons.  Best of all, these world-class wineries keep …
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