Category Archives: Travel Writing

Mustering Courage at Lake Rere

Zebras, when pursued by hungry carnivores, must only outrun one of their mates to remain alive. ┬áThus I was recently disappointed to find that it was I, that had been outrun, whilst in the cross hairs of an angry beast … Continue reading

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Catching a Weather Window in Fiordland

Planning trips around the weather has never been as problematic as it was this Summer, and as the calendar flipped over to January, my son and I found ourselves in one of the dampest places on earth – Fiordland. Our … Continue reading

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Pipes and Crags

Twenty minutes. That’s all it takes to reach Wye Creek, from the seething mass of tourists that makes Queenstown equally vibrant as it is overwhelming. I had many times passed the benign little sign on the road verge 20 minutes … Continue reading

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A 3-D Travel Writing Experience

In a bid to re-create the experience of walking for days as Dervla Murphy does in her books, I took off on a 40km tramp with tent and spade, only to find out I wasn’t nearly as hardy as the Murphies. Continue reading

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The God of Bad Looks – The Mahoenui Giant Weta

Giant Weta are an endangered species of the Endemic and Iconic New Zealand Weta. This blog is about my exceptionally lucky trip to the Mahoenui Weta Reserve, in the King Country, New Zealand. Continue reading

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