Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Abel Tasman coast track

Anything that comes under the term of ‘Great Walks’ has a certain level of expectation to meet. We’d been here before with the town of Paradise a few months back, where a distinct lack of talking snakes and naked locals had left us quite underwhelmed. But in the midst of the hundreds, if not thousands, […]

Wild, Wild West

Squeezed in between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on the South Island is the area known as New Zealand’s West Coast. Once an inhospitable land where sand flies swarmed and suitable farmland was sparse, it was originally considered a write off following early European exploration, it just wasn’t worth the effort. With its […]