Christchurch’s Best Kiwi Eats

Christchurch’s Best Kiwi Eats

Last year the family and I set off of on a driving holiday throughout New Zealand. We started in Auckland, then flew to Christchurch and spent the next few weeks driving around Christchurch and the surrounding areas. It was an amazing experience, and I am embarrassed to say I have shared very little Continue reading

Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

What are Queenstowns Best Vineyards for Pinot Noir? On a recent trip to New Zealand I pondered that very question. We  visited many vineyards throughout the area enjoying the local Pinot. Hannah Cook is a contributing writer with Gourmet Getaways and between the two of us we have compiled our Continue reading

Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura New Zealand

Sometimes it's the most simplest of pleasures that are the most enjoyable. Those moments of pure serendipity that just unfold before you without any planning. Whilst touring New Zealand's South Island we drove north to the quaint little fishing village of Kaikoura. The town is known for its Continue reading

Fergburger – Queenstown NZ

Fergburger – Queenstown NZ

Every time we past Fergburger the queues of hungry patrons were well out the door, it didn't seem to matter what hour of the day or night it was. The crowd was young and noisy, the beer was flowing and the aroma of the grills was intoxicating. Fergburger prides itself on being open 21 hours Continue reading

What is Bubble Tea?

What is Bubble Tea?

For a little while now I have been hearing about bubble tea... but what is it?? Walking along the main street of Queenstown in New Zealand I spotted this sign. Instantly I grabbed Mr GG by the arm and directed him into the cafe. "We need to order a bubble tea!" I announced. Mr GG just Continue reading

Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

Landing in Queenstown is simply breathtaking! The airport is surrounded on all sides by The Remarkables giving the feeling of being totally dwarfed by nature. I stood still on the airport tarmac and just looked around me in awe. The skies were clear blue, the mountains are rugged and snow Continue reading

Auckland by Night

Auckland by Night

Just one night in Auckland is all we really have available this trip.  We are all so tired after our 1.00am arrival into the city, and our busy day. I have to admit that it I was tempted to just stay in, I even toyed with the idea of ordering room service and having an early night. I may have Continue reading

Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set

So after lasts nights introduction to the fantasy world of Hobbits, Elves and dwarfs I have revised our very tight schedule. I had planned Waitomo Caves, glow worm tunnels and hot springs but I think the kids will get more of a buzz out of visiting the restored set of The Hobbit Continue reading

New Zealand Getaway

New Zealand Getaway

You know you are in for a great holiday when even before you have finished your flight you realise you haven't booked enough time to do all the things on your "must do" list! As I sat back in my airline seat, preparing myself for take off I received a text, it said don't forget to get your Continue reading

Google+