New Zealand


New Zealand posts:

Prolific thongs

Prolific in a different way – thongs and bras in New Zealand!


Prolific thongs and bras New Zealand is a funny place! It is known for being prolific producers of sheep, netball, rugby, and cricket champions. AND then there’s a different sort of prolific. On one island there was a fence full of bras – in honour of breast cancer awareness and research…. And on the other …

Hundertwasser toilet bloack in Kawakawa New Zealand

An artistic toilet block on the tourist trail in New Zealand captures our imagination


The Hundertwasser Toilets are one of the most bizarre toilet blocks I think I’ve ever seen. We missed them the first time. We drove back up the street and there they were, how on earth had we missed them? Bright, colourful, artistic and brilliant!  Maybe the hundreds of motorcyclists riding up and down the street …

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun


My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made …

A travel bloggers trip the North Island of New Zealand

A Sentence a Day for November: Adventures in New Zealand’s North Island


 November – in a Sentence a Day Halfway through this year I joined some wonderful bloggers from around the world, for the Sentence a Day writing challenge, (you can find links here to my posts for June, July , August, September and October posts) and it seems like I’m now hooked on doing these monthly Sentence a Day posts! We all link …

Finishing the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand

Travel Blog: New Zealand #8 – Hyde to Middlemarch (final day of cycling)


Final day of cycling (day 5): Hyde to Middlemarch – 15 November 2016 It poured with rain overnight but the morning dawned cold with heavily overcast skies. We set out after breakfast for the final 30km hoping the rain would hold off and it did! The open Strath Taieri plain was flat riding with green …

Travel Blog: New Zealand #4 – cycling tour gets underway 


Cycling tourism The Central Otago Rail Trail on New Zealand’s South Island, has been on our to-do list for quite some time now. It’s simply a disused rail corridor which has been turned into a trail for cyclists and  walkers. The land was owned by the railways, so years later after the trains had stopped …

Travel blog – New Zealand #2


Day 2: Queenstown, Crown Summit, Cardrona, Bradrona, Wanaka, Glendhu, Puzzleworld, Cromwell The day started out a bit overcast with rain overnight, but it turned into a magnificent day of warm sunshine and blue skies. I managed a brief morning walk and captured some fishermen preparing for their catch of the day. Lake Wakatipu looked a …

Lake view New Zealand

Travel blog – New Zealand 


Day 1: Queenstown and surrounds  Waking up to this view from our Queenstown apartment after getting in late last night. Yep that’s snow up there on The Remarkables.  Room with a view!  Out for an early morning walk along the lake.  Driving to Glenorchy and stopping every few kilometres to take photos of amazing scenery!  …

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Bold Debbie 2021

A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world.  A young retiree,  after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.

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