Day 224 in New Zealand: Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung in New Zealand!!! The blog has been quiet through much of the winter…we’ve been in a state of hibernation I suppose. While it has been a pretty mild winter, there has been heaps (that’s Kiwi speak for tons or lots) of rain. Here is a bit of how we have kicked off the spring season. The Dog Park at Victoria Park: Redd … Continue reading Day 224 in New Zealand: Spring has Sprung

Day 109 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

Redd & Chloe’s Move to New Zealand While our arrival in New Zealand occurred back in February, it took another four months before our beloved Dachshunds Redd & Chloe would arrive. Here is the story of their journey. Perhaps the most complicated part of our move (and the most expensive) was moving Redd and Chloe. New Zealand has eradicated rabies and there is no heartworm … Continue reading Day 109 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Move to NZ

Day 72 in New Zealand: Mountains and Beaches

We are a couple divided, one of us is a beach bum and the other prefers the mountains. Thankfully, in Christchurch, we get both! Today we managed to squeeze to do a bit of both. Hiking or tramping as it is called in New Zealand is a popular activity with loads of trails that all offer amazing views. Today, we checked out Bridle Path which … Continue reading Day 72 in New Zealand: Mountains and Beaches

Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara

Back to Waipara Valley. If you recall on our 17th day in New Zealand we made our first trip out to Waipara Valley wine region. There are 31 wineries in this region and yes my goal is to visit them all. At about three wineries per visit, it is going to take a few trips. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! … Continue reading Day 66 in New Zealand: Another Visit to Waipara

Day 65 in New Zealand: Day Trip to Arthur’s Pass

Today, we packed up our Honda Jazz and headed west to Arthur’s Pass. It was a beautiful sunny day perfect for a road trip. Arthur’s Pass offers many hiking and biking trails for all fitness levels. For me, it was all about the picturesque views. After walking on trails and taking about a million pictures, we stumbled upon the Wobbly Kea. This felt a bit … Continue reading Day 65 in New Zealand: Day Trip to Arthur’s Pass

Day 52 in New Zealand: The Town of Akaroa

Nestled in the middle of an inactive volcano with gorgeous harbor view is the town of Akaroa, is located about 90-minutes outside of Christchurch. This town has a strong French influence that can be seen in the architecture as well as the shops and restaurants. This town may be little but is not short of activities. Everything from paddleboarding to sailboating to trails and even … Continue reading Day 52 in New Zealand: The Town of Akaroa

Day 28 in New Zealand: Discovering Hagley Park

A walk through Hagley Park… I am told that Hagley Park is the closest I will get to Central Park (my favorite hometown park) so I thought I would take a bit of time to stroll through. To start with it is massive, on this day I mainly explored the botanical gardens. I imagine in the spring time this part of the park is beautiful (it … Continue reading Day 28 in New Zealand: Discovering Hagley Park