10 reasons you should visit the Catlins

Before I came to New Zealand, I hadn’t really heard of the Catlins. It’s named after a whaling captain called Edward Cattlin, who gave the Catlins river its name. In 1840, he purchased a large area of land along the river from the famous Māori chief Hone Tuhawaiki – known as Bloody […]

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Kayaking in Doubtful Sound

Fiordland, New Zealand Fiordland in New Zealand has been on my bucket list ever since I saw the below image of Milford Sound on Pinterest about two years ago. The fiords are found in the Southland district of the South Island, and look like huge hills and mountains that rise […]

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Our week in Christchurch, New Zealand

Known as the “gateway to the south”, Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. The city was severely damaged during the earthquakes of 2010-2012; approximately a third of the buildings in the city centre were demolished as they were damaged beyond repair and unsafe. Although the effects […]

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