16Mar

Two out of three months of our stay in New Zealand were gone as we arrived in Picton. We had a wonderful time on the North Island, but now it was the time to explore the South. We were welcomed by rain and clouds covering the surrounding hills. After a sleepless night on the ferry […]Continue Reading

07Mar

We found cycling on the roads of New Zealand to be relatively dangerous. Narrow roads with no shoulder lanes, speeding drivers and the fact, that to get a driving licence one does not need to go to a driving school, but could be taught by any experienced driver – helped us to make the decision to […]Continue Reading

02Mar

We cycled over 1000 kilometers on the north of North Island, so we had a perfect reason to spend few days with our family that lives on the south of Auckland. We had a lot of stories to tell and hundreds of calories to consume. We bought quite a lot of hand made Maori flax baskets, […]Continue Reading

18Feb

The first days on New Zealand roads were a bit difficult for us, to be honest. In Australia we got used to a very relaxed lifestyle – we could cycle as long as we liked to and simply put up our tent wherever we wanted. Contrary to what many people might think of Aotearoa, as it is […]Continue Reading

09Feb

During two and a half months of cycling in Australia we had only 8 non-cycling days, so the thing number one we planned to do after our arrival in New Zealand, was simple: rest. We have family in New Zealand (Mat’s uncle and aunt moved there from Poland in the 80’s), so straight from the […]Continue Reading