Queenstown

11 things you need to know for your camper van holiday

This is our second time travelling around the South Island in a camper van.  The first time we went around the top part of the South Island, the second time we went around the bottom part of the South Island - a 1,300km trip! They’ve become a pretty big part of our...

The ultimate hacks for camping

We’ve been camping now for 10 days straight and after a brief stop in at home tomorrow we are off for another week. We love life on the road but it’s one of those times in your life where you really rely on those little life hacks that help make camping run that much...

The best places to have a drink when you are in your 40’s

Contrary to what my kids think, 40 is not old!  In fact we're embracing our first years in our 40's as quite possibly our best years yet!  We have 3 kids we love to pieces, jobs we love, family and friends that we see often and in the last year we've got engaged,...

Exploring the South Island in a Campervan

The South Island of New Zealand is a truly magnificent place to visit and one of the best (and most affordable) ways to see it all is by hiring a campervan.  We hired a campervan and set off with 3 kids to explore the South Island.  We went from Christchurch - Hamner...

Getting lost in the most beautiful place on earth

The South Island of New Zealand is beautiful. It's so stunning that photo's really can't do it justice (but I am going to try anyway). Travelling around the South Island I made sure that I did step out from behind the camera to just take it all in and live in the...

Caddyshack Mini Golf

Caddyshack, a quirky miniature village in Queenstown is fun for the whole family and won't break the bank. It was Krystal’s first time ever playing mini golf and given the competitive nature of our girls I wasn’t sure how it was going to go and by hole 2 I was...

Arrowtown

Just out of Queenstown is Arrowtown.  I have seen Arrowtown in the Autumn and Spring now and it is just stunning in both!  I have simply never seen a prettier town - it’s a photographers dream! When we got there it was raining and I was almost put off taking out my...

Queenstown

Following the "road rage on the luge incident" with the youngest two of our three girls I set off to spend some alone time with our eldest daughter Bella in Queenstown while we waited for the other two to make up. We grabbed a drink from Starbucks in the Queenstown...

Queenstown gondola and luge

The Queenstown gondola and luge were a short walk from our holiday park Creeksyde and were high on the kids list of things to do in Queenstown so it was the first thing that we did for our first day in Queenstown. For less than $200 we secured rides up and down the...

Creeksyde

I know I paint a glossed over picture of life on the road and our lovely kids but sometimes they are just out and out nasty and that is certainly the case on this particular stretch of the road as we embarked on our third late night in a row and they were all...