Europe, Asia, Australia and Oceania · 49 Days · 46 Moments · December 2017

Claudia and George's voyage in New Zealand

23 January 2018

Day out at a beach nearby.

22 January 2018

Tattoo by Lorna. A painful day but lovely outcome. Tattoo Tag. Lorna's erstes Tattoo. Ein schmerzhafter Tag.

21 January 2018

Outing to the stunning Wharariki Beach. Swimming, boogie boarding, admiring the baby seals and dinner BBQ. What a beautiful place. Tagesausflug zum wunderschönen Wharariki Beach. Schwimmen, Boogie boarding, bewundern der kleinen Robben und grillen am Strand.

20 January 2018

Back home in Takaka. Cleaning the tents and exploring the properties own very safe swingbridge. Wieder zurück in Takaka. Die Zelte wurden geputzt und Chris hatte eine Mutprobe über die super sichere Hängebrücke.

16 January 2018

After a long drive we arrived at Arthur's Pass just in time to put up our tent before hit with heavy rain. Spend most of our time at the cafe playing cards. Squeezed in a small walk and we're completely drenched. Nach langer Fahrt, sind wir gerade rechtzeitig in Arthur's Pass angekommen, um unser Zelt aufzubauen bevor der Regen uns einholte. Verbrachten die meiste Zeit beim Kartenspiel im Cafe.

15 January 2018

Back to nature...after a couple of busy days in bustling Queenstown we enjoy peaceful lake Ohau. Zurück in Mutter Natur am friedlichen Lake Ohau.

13 January 2018

Saying goodbye to Milford sounds and heading to Queenstown for two days. Finally a night in a backpackers. Pub crawl, walk and play around the park and enjoying the sun. Mit dem Besuch zum mirror lake verabschieden wir uns von Milford sounds und machen uns auf den weg nach Queenstown. Endlich mal wieder ein richtiges Bett. Spiel und Spass im Park, gutes essen und Live music

12 January 2018

After the cruise, we hopped into some kayak's, went for a nice cruise across the ditch towards a place called sandfly point! Then went for a lovely informative walk.
We booked ourselves onto a cruise in Milford Sounds, was truly beautiful! Able to get really close to a wonderful waterfall! Cold cold water, sunny sunny skies!

10 January 2018

We found a perfect little campground where we would pitch our tent for the next three nights. We could make a fire! It was an easy drive right to the heart of the national park, ready for some fun activities!

9 January 2018

Me made it to Te-Anau, planning what we are going to do in the sounds for the next few days, which walks to do, where to camp and restocking our supplies.
Driving further south... Heading towards Milford sounds and Fiordland national park, driving some old roads!

8 January 2018

Day 4: The day of the days for George and Chris. Let's jump out of that plane! Skydive here they come! Treated ourselves for a soak in the spa and spend the evening playing pool and cards while charging our devices. Tag 4: Der Tag des Freifalls für George und Chris ist gekommen! Skydive here they come!!

6 January 2018

Day 3: Did a fair bit of driving and arrived in Franz Josef around noon. Booked two nights stay at the Top 10 Holidaypark including hot showers. Yay! Also booked the Skydive for the next day and had dinner, craft beers and live music by a Latvian musician at Snakebite. Tag 3: Heute haben wir uns den Strassen gewidmet und kamen um die Mittagszeit in Franz Josef an. Buchten 2 Nächte im Top 10 Holidaypark inklusive warmer Dusche. Was für ein Gefühl!😁 Auch den morgigen Skydive wurde heute gebucht. Den Tag haben wir mit asiatischen Gerichten, Bier und Musik aus Lettland abgeschlossen.

5 January 2018

Day 2 of the South Island Road trip: On the way to Punakaiki found a massive cove and had a roadside bacon and egg sandwich. Next stop were the Pancake rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki. Quite busy but stunning! Drive on the very scenic coastal road past Hokitika to the DOC campground at Ianthe lake where we enjoyed a bath in the lake and a breathtaking sunset. Tag 2 der Südinsel Tour: Auf dem Weg nach Punakaiki haben wir eine riesige Höhle neben dem Meer gefunden. Weiter ging es nach Punakaiki um die Pancake rocks and blowholes zu bestaunen. Es war ziemlich überlaufen aber trotzdem sehr eindrücklich. Auf der wunderschönen Küstenstrasse fuhren wir bis zum Ianthe Lake und stoppten für die Nacht. Wir hatten eine Katzenwäsche im See und sahen einen atemberaubenden Sonnenuntergang.

4 January 2018

Our first night camping! Found a nice quiet spot. Just out of Tauranga Bay. We can't remember the name of the camp, except that it was being ran by a very direct German lady. Chris slept in his hammock, he was awake early. We slept well, just a little chilly around 3am. Woke early, had breakfast and set back off on the road!
Day one of our trip, late afternoon... We stumbled upon a bunch of seals (photos of the animals to come later, my phone could not get a good shot). The most beautiful beach, stretched for miles! It was getting late, so we had to move on to find somewhere to pitch our tent.
We have strated our road trip with our good friend Chris from Switzerland. We started in "Golden Bay" with an end destination being Fiordland National park, many long and beautiful roads along the way! We stopped off at the longest swing bridge in New Zealand. A swim in the river and a nice stroll so we could stretch out legs!

31 December 2017

Father and son hard at work! Roberts roofing!
Going for an evening walk in the back garden. Private waterfall, we went for a swim... No swimming outfit, no photos to share!

25 December 2017

We arrived just in time for Christmas! Sun shining, river flowing with cool water and family to spend time with!

23 December 2017

Having a couple of relaxing days at this slice of paradise. Sun, music, laughs and chats with some dear friends. Verweilten ein paar Tage an diesem paradiesischen Örtchen. Ein wohltuendes Wiedersehen mit guter Musik und Gesprächen.

19 December 2017

Tsunami? Run for the hills!
Some shots of us at Cape Kidnappers. Also some of Claudia dancing!
Walking cape kidnappers. Beautiful day for a power walk!
The start of our walk along Cape Kidnappers. Ready for our 18km Beach Walk!

13 December 2017

Tolaga Bay. The longest wharf in NZ.
Horses racing our car! Free spirits!
Driving back along the coast from the east cape lighthouse. Wonderful surprises around every corner.
Waking early to catch the sun rise. Most eastern point in NZ. Truly wonderful!

12 December 2017

On our way east, driving along in our rental car. Beautiful endless coastline! Blessed!

11 December 2017

Waiau Falls in the Coromandel. Very welcoming cool waters on a hot day!
Fantail Bay in the coromandel.

10 December 2017

Exploring the bay. Beautiful place!
Our first day in the coromandel. Little bit cloudy, but still beautiful! Just had out dinner! Full, relaxed and ready to chill before day 2.
Claudia getting ready for the sunny day ahead. Heading to the coromandel soon!

9 December 2017

Waikato skies!
Leaving Auckland and heading to the mighty Waikato. If we ever get out of traffic!

8 December 2017

First fish and chips by the ocean!

7 December 2017

Arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. Meeting our wonderful friend Tina! First stop... Deep Creek Brewery.
Leaving Beijing after a 20 hour layover.

6 December 2017

Our day trip to Tianamen square and the infamous Forbidden City. Our wonderful tour guide Herbie showed us and educated us on so much incredible history that unfolded over the last 2000 years!
The great Wall of China. Breathtaking!
Sonnenaufgang in Peking Sunrise in Beijing

5 December 2017

Die Vorfreude hat eingesetzt😄 New Zealand here we come🌞