One of the new products we’re most proud of are our crystal clear acrylic prints. As far as we know, we’re the only people creating them in New Zealand. They make phenomenal gifts - check out the details here:
When there’s a room full of #NewZealand wine, who isn’t cheering?! 🍷 🙌 ⠀⠀
I’m definitely missing this gorgeous barrel room @trinityhillwines in #HawkesBay and certainly missing their warm weather! ☀️ 🏖 ⠀⠀
If you love full bodied reds 🍷 be sure to stop by - they are located in the #GimblettGravels and have an ideal hot microclimate 😎 thanks to their gravelly soils that reflect heat back into the vines 🍃 💨 ⠀⠀
I personally love their #CabernetSauvignon and their #Merlot 😏 🍷 ⠀⠀
Stay tuned on the blog for my next #NZwine stop and my #TravelGuide on how best to spend a weekend in Hawke’s Bay! 🚗 🍷 ⠀⠀
Why is this image special? High up and looking down on the cloud this random tyre presented itself as the only contender as a subject for the first ever landscape shot I took with the #nikonD850 . Not the epic scene deserving of this epic camera! Oh well. I got to spend some time getting to know @blairquax which was fun!
Make sure your baby or toddler feels at home while you are in Queenstown by hiring one of our fabulous white wooden cot packages for your holiday accommodation. Everything will be set up before you arrive so baby can have a nap straight away if need be.
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One more view of the beach house we stayed in! It was on DOC land and very remote but it was the best because we could hear KIWI BIRDS at night and I could barely sleep because I was so excited! They are endangered and nocturnal so it was truly amazing to hear them 😬😬😬
How is this day already here? Yesterday was our last night sleeping in “Dobby the Campervan”, and this afternoon we hand the keys back in. It’s safe to say this is not going to be an easy goodbye 😭 We LOVE #vanlife and could easily continue this for the next 6 months… or even more. It is without a doubt the BEST way to explore New Zealand.
This past month has been an incredible adventure full of heart-thumping hikes, postcard views, belly laughs, wrong turns, camp stove meals… oh, and 5,560 photos 🙈🙊 (I’m not joking, that is literally how many I’ve taken — so far. And that’s just on my camera, not including phones, GoPro or drone).
So if that’s any indication, we will be bombarding you with more NZ photos, stories, tips, videos and all the helpful advice we wished we would have had before this adventure. Get ready, cuz it’s coming for ya! // And if you have any specific campervan or New Zealand related questions, comment below and we’ll try our best to answer them in our upcoming content!
We still have a handful of days left in New Zealand before we get on that plane, but I’m already getting sad to say goodbye.
This was my second time taking the ferry through Milford Sound, but my gosh did this place blow me away again. I’ve seen so many other places around the world since the last time I was here, but there’s just something about moody waterfalls spilling from mountains into the ocean that just can’t be beat.
I took my camera out for a morning stroll down to the water front and the Church of the good shepherd earlier in the week. I'd gotten home from work around 4:30am and could already see the clouds beginning to turn red. Turned out to be an absolute stunner of a sunrise! Lupin bloom is in full swing here at the moment too! Look at all that yummy colour!😍
What a place to live!
Situated on the shore of Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1935, was the first church in the Mackenzie Basin. It was built as a memorial to the pioneers of the region and as a common place of worship for people of all types of Christianity, from around the district.
The church was designed by Christchurch architect Richard Harman, based around drawings by a local artist, Esther Hope.
The stones used in it's construction are not cut in any way. They were carefully selected from the landscape within an 8km raduis of the site of the church and were naturally shaped by the glacier that was formerly in place of lake Tekapo hundreds of thousands of years ago.
The Church of the good shepherd is undoubtedly the most photographed in New Zealand, and features an altar window that frames views of the blue lake and the mountains. ♣️ #Sony A7ii
♥️Sony #zeiss 16-35mm f4 ♠️ #Sirui 0.9 soft GND ♦️1/6sec f/16 ISO1600 16mm
One of our favourite hidden spots is the Pelorus River, it’s halfway between Nelson and Blenheim and from PVR about a 30min drive. There’s a stunning historical one lane bridge that crosses a gorgeous rocky canyon. The area has a lot of beautiful swimming holes, grassy picnic areas as well as some beautiful short walks/ hikes! There’s even a little cafe hidden away in the trees and it’s our favourite! We think it’s a must when you’re staying with us for a few days! It’s also on the way to Marlborough which has some wonderful things to see and do. These photos don’t do it justice so you’ll have to visit and experience it for yourselves. ❤️
TA walkers if you’d like a break from the trail we’ll provide free transfers from and back to Pelorus when you book a stay!
13 days to Christmas 🎄 Caption this photo and tag a friend in the comments below and I will give a Story and a Post shoutout to the best caption tomorrow! #christmascountdown
About this photo: taken at #tongarironationalpark while on a photo tour with Richard from @newzealandphotographyworkshops 📸 We awoke early to capture the sunrise on the mountains but instead of a clear sky, we were greeted by clouds ☁️ We still tried to make the most of the weather and Richard helped me get some long exposure shots of the mountains 🏔 PS: best memory from the morning - the cappuccino afterwards that tasted almost divine ☕️😇