Author: Tim Brewster


Dunedin Don’t Miss: Otago Peninsula high road Tunnel Beach Otago museum butterfly enclosure Sometimes called the Edinburgh of the South, there is plenty to recommend Dunedin as a destination without comparison. Wildlife spotting and photographic opportunities abound on the Peninsula with some excellent tour options such as the harbour cruises. Yellow eyed penguins, sea lions and birdlife including the Royal albatross colony along with historical sites such as Larnach’s castle and Olveston make the Otago Peninsula a popular choice for visitors. Nearby small seaside communities such as Port Chalmers, Aramoana, Warrington and Brighton also have excellent natural outlooks away from the...

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East Coast

Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru and coastal byways. Moeraki, Karitane and Warrington Oamaru, Moeraki, Karitane and Warrington How did Queen Victoria’s reign embed itself into the culture of Oamaru? Pennyfarthings, gaslit streets and steampunk have all collided in this coastal farming centre. Balclutha,...

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Christchurch to Hokitika

Christchurch to Hokitika via Hwy 73 – 245 km.   Driver alert: The winding alpine route over Arthur’s Pass requires concentration and technical driving skill.  It is strongly advised to seek current road information before travelling as there can be snow and ice during the winter and heavy rain can cause rockfalls on the narrow two-way  road. Please ensure you use laybys and be aware of other traffic if you want to stop. Christchurch to Hokitika The drive from Christchurch to Hokitika on the West Coast is a journey of dramatic natural contrasts. The trip takes you from coast to coast...

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