Moeraki Boulders

An hour north of Dunedin, a place of mysterious beauty, Moeraki Boulders.

Ulva Island

Bird sanctuary on one of the islands in the Paterson Inlet. The island is predator free, once in a while a deer swims across the inlet and needs to be dealt with. The only post office far and wide was on Ulva Island. The office hoisted a flag up the staff to let everyone know…

Oban, Stewart Island

Oban, the only town on Rakiura (Stewart Island), the third New Zealand island, population 400. Acker’s cottage is the oldest southernmost buildings in New Zealand. Lewis Acker came to New Zealand as a harpooner on an American whaler about 1831. Originally from New York State, he settled at Stewart Island with his Māori wife, Mary Pi,…

Burt Munro’s World’s Fastest Indian

A pilgrimage to visit Burt Munro’s Indian and the places he has been. Invercargill   Oreti Beach, a place where Burt Munro practiced his speed racing. The sunset in December was at 10pm. World’s Fastest Indian Museum at eHayes Hardware store in Invercargill.

MOTAT

Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland. Openness to experiences scores way higher then agreeableness, for inventors. RocketLab founders.