Top 10 New Zealand Waterfalls

It’s not easy to put together a Top 10 Best New Zealand Waterfalls List because it’s completely subjective and limited to each person’s experience with the falls being named. This list is based on…

Bridal Veil Falls has some hidden history

My Grandfather and in turn my father farmed land that backs onto the reserve that the Bridal Veil Falls is situated, the same farm that I was brought up on. My father related the following story to me when I was a just boy, some 40 years ago. In pre-European times, a Maori warrior from […]

New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary – November 5, 2004 to December 3, 2004

As you can see by the title of this page, this itinerary was our honeymoon with a destination wedding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. For Julie and I, this was the trip that opened up our eyes to what was out there in the world…

“Mad Dash To The West Coast” (West Coast South Island, New Zealand – November 20, 2004 to November 22, 2004)

I wasn’t sure we were going to make it to the Pancake Rocks in time for sunset – especially given our Maui rental car snafu experience and the probability it will rain on the South Island’s West Coast