Picture It !! You are driving 2 hours north of Christchurch on State Highway One and just covered the hills of the Hunderlees only to find yourself cruising alongside the most beautiful turquoise/blue coloured ocean standing out from the jagged rock along the shore, the surf a glistening white foam. Yes !! This is the…Details
Arts and Dunedin Last week in Dunedin was the busiest time we have experienced since The World Cup. Two international conferences and an ARTS FESTIVAL all happening at the same time. On the menu for the Arts Festival were Interactive Activities & Workshops, Installations & Exhibitions, Performances, Open Building & Tours, Musicians & DJs and…Details
The Kai Cart, Stewart Island The Kai Cart is a Stewart Island Icon. Originally the Gore Pie Cart, it shifted to the Island many years ago, and has fed visitors and residents alike ever since. It has hosted Billy Connelly and featured on one of his TV series, and has been a culinary part of the…Details
Spring Orchids on Stewart Island As spring progresses I enjoy watching the orchids appear, especially while taking our guests around Ulva Island and the village roads. First to show up for us are the “Spiders”, and the first of these are the “Dancing Spider Orchids” or Nematoceras acuminatum. They are now well out, with most beyond…Details
At Safari Lodge We have enjoyed another busy year at the Lodge with both private functions and guest nights. We held our 3rd Murder mystery in July . Renaldo ( Ray ) was poisoned by one of the participants and only one person out of twenty was able to figure out the plot. Loads of fun had by all.Details
The Summit Lodge was designed and built by Jim & Tracey in 2009. Set in the middle of farmland in Gladstone with views to the Tararua Ranges, rolling hills and large, open skies the Summit Lodge offers guests an opportunity to sample ‘real New Zealand’ Stunning coastal walks – often with no other people around; beautiful bush walks in conservation areas; boutique wineries and many opportunities to meet the local farmers – particularly down at the local country inn.
Dogs in Warsaw
As the whole of Dunedin’s City Centre is a no go area for dogs, I was so surprised to learn and see dogs everywhere in Warsaw. You can take them into bars, cafés and restaurants. They walk freely with their owners on the main streets and shopping precincts, they ride free of charge on busses and trams.Details