Boulders and peaks

How we once again make our way out of Christchurch, this time in the direction of Castle Hill and Arthurs Pass, where we tick off quite a few things from our bucket list. So yeah, this is one of those posts filled with climbing, hiking and the likes again (sorry!). Here we go! From Christchurch … Continue reading Boulders and peaks

Goodbye Golden Bay

Well, much to our own surprise: we have managed to leave Takaka. A mere two months after first arriving in Golden Bay, we have said goodbye to our new friends, the most awesome climbing crag in New Zealand and the numerous long-haired hippies and drove our home over the hill to explore a new area: … Continue reading Goodbye Golden Bay


We decided to do a trip to Northland as a trial run with the van for a few reasons. We wanted to visit some friends living there. One of them has a workshop with woodworking machines, so Thomas could do some more van improvements. Also, driving north meant we would pass Auckland again on our way down, which would be our final chance to dump any unnecessary things in our storage unit.