Our Honeymoon


Naturally one goes on a honeymoon after the wedding, ourselves being no exception. Luckily for me, Joanne works in the travel industry, and so she organised a fantastic 3 week tour of New Zealand. We traveled the North Island in a car, visiting Auckland, Cape Reinga, the Bay of Islands, Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier and Wellington before crossing to the South Island and Christchurch. We firstly did a TranzAlpine train journey. Then we collected a motorhome and toured Mt. Cook, Queenstown, Te Anau, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Arrowtown, Wanaka, the West Coast, Greymouth, Pancake rocks and Hanmer springs before dropping the motorhome back off in Christchurch and flying home.

Some snaps below:

Honking great Kauri tree

Pukematu Lodge - the first part of our Honeymoon

Cape Reinga - the equivalent of John O'Groats

The imaginatively named 60 mile long 90-mile-beach

Your host paddling somewhere in The Bay of Islands

View from the balcony at Pukematu Lodge. The host was a larger than life Maori policeman along with his wife.

View from Pukematu Lodge


Maori village at Rotorua - these eejits live on a volcanic timebomb!

The Huka Jet - a 5.7litre Chevy V8 powered boat. Cool!!

Napier - we stayed with Bens mum. Napier is almost entirely built 'Art Deco' as a result of being flattened in the '30s.

I expected to see a yellow twat at this place

TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth straight over the Alps

Very English looking building in Christchurch.

Heading towards Mount Cook in the High Country

Boating on a glacial lake

Camping in some scenic places


Doubtful Sound - it rains a LOT here.

Manapouri hydro power station. Something like Dinorwig.

Milford Sound - and Mitre Peak


Stuart Landsboroughs world of puzzles in Wanaka. A great maze, easy enough if you just turn left at every junction, but if you're stoopid and run around like a headless chicken you'll be there hours!!

Temperate rain forest on the West Coast (it rains a lot here)

We cheated and flew up the Fox & Franz Josef glaciers

Look out for trains!

Pancake rocks

My wife


Our motorhome

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