Travels Around New Zealand



14/9/2014: The planning is almost complete, the bags are packed and we head out before sun-up on Wednesday. The last couple of days have been spent packing and getting the website ready. Friends and family have asked for updates similar to our Round Oz ride so here we go again; nights being spent getting the website updated from the day's travels. Not this time I hope. I think I've worked out a way to present the photos so they work on all devices, unlike last time when many people had issues even though the process worked perfectly for just as many.

In an attempt to save me time, I have set up all the necessary pages and links already and will fill in the details as we go. That means, if you go to a page for a day in the future, there won't be anything there, 'cause we haven't got there yet. Sorry about that but the crystal ball doesn't travel well.

Will this trip be as exciting and as entertaining for you and us as the last one was? Probably not; just Therese and I this time, no Thommo to accompany us, he is currently in Europe; not a bike ride this time as we are hiring a car although we will be riding while in Auckland, hired VFR800 and gear; hopefully no breakdowns to provide the unnecessary excitement we had last time. We will be catching up with a AWRA member currently known only through email, so we are looking forward to that.


See here for a map of the route.


Read and enjoy the trip as much as we did. If you want to contact us, click on the "Contact us" link on the menu.


Story and Photos

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4




Wednesday 17 September

Thursday 18 September

Friday 19 September

Saturday 20 September

Sunday 21 September

Monday 22 September

Tuesday 23 September

Wednesday 24 September

Thursday 25 September

Friday 26 September

Saturday 27 September

Sunday 28 September

Monday 29 September

Tuesday 30 September

Wednesday 1 October

Thursday 2 October

Friday 3 October

Saturday 4 October

Sunday 5 October

Monday 6 October

Tuesday 7 October

Wednesday 8 October

Thursday 9 October




A Trip Synopsis will be here after we get home..