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Nelson Tasman

Abel Tasman and the beach that NZ bought

So if like us you’ve been seeing all those pictures of the clear blue waters and golden sands with kayakers paddling and wondering where this may be - the answer is Abel Tasman.   These beaches have been on the kids wish list for so long and they, unlike me, don’t...

Able Tasman

Letter to my 24 year old self

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to tell your younger self to stop worrying and just tell them it's all going to be alright? I've had this picture of me on my dressing table for the last 20 years and I was thinking today what I'd tell my younger self...

6 tips to get the most out of Nelson

We had no idea what to expect when we booked 3 nights at the Hotel Nelson in January except for that on a map Nelson looked kind of close to everything that we wanted to go and see. Fun fact - Nelson is also home to the geographic centre of NZ.  There’s a monument...

Nelson

The Portage – the best view in the Sounds

Those of you who read this blog know that I have a weird juxtaposition of luxury and getting off the beaten track.  My heart soars at the site of reflections in a lake, a mist covered mountain or wildflowers on a winding country lane.  Equally, I go full Scarlett...

Portage

Stepping back in time at The Chateau Tongariro

The Chateau Tongariro has had a place in my heart for the longest time.  It’s grandness is on a scale that makes you (well, it does me) wish I had some magnificent ball dress to sashay through the lobby in.   I actually got engaged there 17 years ago!  Although not...

Chateau Tongariro

5 amazing finds on the outskirts of Rotorua

Covid has made even the most organised holiday planners more your “fly by the seat of your pants / book last minute” types.  To be honest it’s not a bad thing when you are in the business of selling games that help make last minute plans even better! We normally...