Blog Posts - South Island



Top Wines at Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour - May 2016

At the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour in May, as expected, there were many very nice Sauvignon Blanc wines, including some oaked styles, and Pinot Noir wines. However, there were two wines that stood out - a young Syrah that showed impeccable balan...

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is from the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, one of Marlborough's pioneer winemakers. The name Greywacke was adopted by Kevin and his wife for their first Marlborough vineyard in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded...

Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is new to VINTAGES and will be available as part of the February 20 VINTAGES Release.Kono Wines are made from carefully selected vineyards within Marlborough on New Zealand's South Island. Owned by the native Māori, the grapes are gro...

Hitchhiking New Zealand – Hidden Gems and Wild Seal Pups

Have you ever been so amazed by the beauty of nature and felt so welcome in a foreign country that you didn’t want to leave? That’s exactly how we felt the last days of our time hitchhiking New Zealand. HitchHiking New Zealand Travelling in New...
by theplanetd on Jul 29, 2015

Backpacking in New Zealand: My Top 20 Memories

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “You’ll never see the end of the road when you’re travelling with me ” – Neil Finn (Crowded House). Looking at the 2,000 plus posts still to be converted from my...
by Don't Stop Living on Jul 28, 2015

Friday’s Featured Food: Top 5 Food Experiences in New Zealand

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It’s been a shocking eight years since my first trip to New Zealand and even five years since my second trip so the notebook still clogs up a list of 30 something posts still unwritten ab...
by Don't Stop Living on Jul 3, 2015

The magic of South Island New Zealand

New Zealand has one of the most striking and diverse landscapes on earth. When traveling around the South Island, you'll be treated to incredible views that change before your eyes with every turn. Between the striking mountain range known as The Rem...
by eTravelTrips on May 12, 2015

Earthquake rattles New Zealand’s South Island —USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit near the New Zealand South Island resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka, the US Geological Survey said on Monday. The quake was centered 59 km (36 miles) north of Queenstown at a depth of 10 km (six miles) ac...
by Tech Pinoy on May 3, 2015

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand) - Wine Review

It's a fine spring day here in Toronto and calls for a nice, spring-like wine. Tonight's wine is this lovely Sauvignon Blanc that hails from the Awatere (Aw-wah-tree) Valley within the Marlborough region, located on the South Island of New Zealand. T...

Wine Review - Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand)

It's a fine spring day here in Toronto and calls for a nice, spring-like wine. Tonight's wine is this lovely Sauvignon Blanc that hails from the Awatere (Aw-wah-tree) Valley within the Marlborough region, located on the South Island of New Zealand. T...

In BIG Pictures: views of New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is a place where the imposing natural landscapes rule and sheep outnumber the locals six to one, so it's no wonder so many independent travellers are so drawn to this pristinely kept country. Arguably the jewel in this country's crown is...
by Globalgrasshopper on Apr 23, 2015

My Top 10 Favourite Places in New Zealand

Since moving to New Zealand, I’ve seen so many wonderful places. The country’s full of them; beauty spots beyond counting. But some of them have stayed with me more than others. Some places are just so wonderful, so beautiful… This is a persona...
by POMS AWAY! on Feb 24, 2015

New Zealand Beach Wallpaper Colorful

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CWC 2015 Opening Ceremony mp4 full video free download

CWC 2015 Opening Ceremony mp4 full video free download in 3gp, mp4, HD torrent. As such, many players never rolled back to the red carpet is really here. Headlines for running-both current and former-players must turn it on Tuesday. Pop star Jessica...
by Today Trending News on Feb 12, 2015

Backpacking in New Zealand: Larnach Castle New Zealand’s Only ‘Castle’

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel New Zealand’s ONLY Castle apparently is Larnach Castle, on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin. I was aware that it probably wouldn’t be that old, given the fact that New Zealand itself...
by Don't Stop Living on Feb 8, 2015

Hiking NZ’s Rob Roy Glacier Track

Along dirt paths in a rumbling four-wheel-drive, sheep flee from the road as we wind our way through Mount… The post Hiking NZ’s Rob Roy Glacier Track appeared first on Marie Away.
by Marie Away on Dec 1, 2014

New Zealand North-to-South: A 3-Week Itinerary

If you are talking about thrill seeking and adventure, you’re probably thinking about New Zealand. It’s one of those… The post New Zealand North-to-South: A 3-Week Itinerary appeared first on Marie Away.
by Marie Away on Nov 10, 2014

What’s the Big Deal About Queenstown?

Queenstown: The adventure capital of the world, the jewel of New Zealand, the most beautiful place in the world.* *These are all phrases that others described the town as – not me. Just being honest here… Hell, even when I had the chance...
by Debbi Shibuya: A Hobbit's Tale on Oct 27, 2014

New Zealand’s Funniest Bird

Originally posted on POMS AWAY!:You’ve probably heard of the Kea. Endemic to the South Island of New Zealand, it’s the world’s only alpine parrot. It’s endearingly curious and devilishly intelligent. It gets up to all kinds of mischief, from...
by POMS AWAY! on Sep 8, 2014

Absolutely Loving Abel Tasman

Press play and read on: (Rewinding to April) If there was one place I can say that I loved most in South Island (along with Wanaka), it would be Abel Tasman National Park. Despite it being New Zealand’s smallest national park, I found it to house...


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