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Ngawha Hot Springs
An hour north of Dunedin, a place of mysterious beauty, Moeraki Boulders.
Leaving the Stewart Island via the Catlins and heading for Dunedin.
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…
A day spent carving the hardest stone of all, pounamu.
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,…
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.
Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland. Openness to experiences scores way higher then agreeableness, for inventors. RocketLab founders.
We had the honor to visit the Kiwi breeding area in the Auckland Zoo.