NEW ZEALAND

"It felt glorious and almost content to be home in New Zealand which boasted a record hot summer. I couldn’t have imagined a healthier and happier way to enjoy every minute of it than sailing, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, cooking and provisioning with the wonderful close nit crew." - Chef Two Sail 

It was was really difficult choose what photo's to use as I have thousands so I decided to show you the photos of a one month road trip I took with Katarina. We traveled to the very top of the North Island and to Milford Sound at the very bottom of the South Island clocking over 5,000Km 

The very top of the North Island; Cape Reinga

The very top of the North Island; Cape Reinga

Ninety Mile Beach

Ninety Mile Beach

The Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands

A little golf at the top very top of New Zealand

A little golf at the top very top of New Zealand

Kohukohu is a historic village on the Hokianga Harbour

Kohukohu is a historic village on the Hokianga Harbour

Mum and I in the Hokianga Harbour

Mum and I in the Hokianga Harbour

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Katarina in the Hokianga Harbour

Katarina in the Hokianga Harbour

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Eagles Nest; Bay of Islands

Eagles Nest; Bay of Islands

Sailing, Bay of Islands, SY Silvertip

Sailing, Bay of Islands, SY Silvertip

Hokianga Mouth

Hokianga Mouth

Golf time

Golf time

Hokianga

Hokianga

Mum's place Rawene, Hokianga

Mum's place Rawene, Hokianga

Rawene Hokianga

Rawene Hokianga

The Stone Store is NZ's oldest stone building 1832.

The Stone Store is NZ's oldest stone building 1832.

Tāne Mahuta, Kauri tree is 2,500 years old

Tāne Mahuta, Kauri tree is 2,500 years old

Kauri Forest

Kauri Forest

Fresh Rock Oysters

Fresh Rock Oysters

Local transport Rawene

Local transport Rawene

Katarina Shucking Oysters

Katarina Shucking Oysters

Another glorious sunset at Mum's, Rawene

Another glorious sunset at Mum's, Rawene

Mum's garden

Mum's garden

Mum's house in Rawene

Mum's house in Rawene

Mum, I and Riley

Mum, I and Riley

Lunch at Marsden Winery Northland

Lunch at Marsden Winery Northland

Road Trip

Road Trip

Surreal Rawene Sunset

Surreal Rawene Sunset

Opononi Hotel, Hokianga

Opononi Hotel, Hokianga

New Zealand has over 18,000km of pristine beaches

New Zealand has over 18,000km of pristine beaches

Opononi Dairy

Opononi Dairy

Opononi Hokianga,

Opononi Hokianga,

Rawene Hokianga

Rawene Hokianga

Kauri Cliff Lodge, Keri Keri

Kauri Cliff Lodge, Keri Keri

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Russell, Bay of Islands

Russell, Bay of Islands

Fish n Chips is a way of life in New Zealand

Fish n Chips is a way of life in New Zealand

Auckland Harbour

Auckland Harbour

Russell, Bay of Islands

Russell, Bay of Islands

Rangitoto Island, Auckland

Rangitoto Island, Auckland

Auckland Harbour

Auckland Harbour

Croatian's love their wine and planted some of the first grapes in NZ.

Croatian's love their wine and planted some of the first grapes in NZ.

Hawkes Bay Wine Country

Hawkes Bay Wine Country

NZ has had up to 60 million sheep and 11 million cattle

NZ has had up to 60 million sheep and 11 million cattle

Old friend Juila and I

Old friend Juila and I

Iconic TeMata Estate

Iconic TeMata Estate

Craggy Range Winery

Craggy Range Winery

TeMata Peak, Hawkes Bay

TeMata Peak, Hawkes Bay

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Mount Ruapehu North Island

Mount Ruapehu North Island

Huka Lodge Taupo

Huka Lodge Taupo

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

Fly fishing the Tongariro River

Fly fishing the Tongariro River

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Mount Ruapehu North Island

Mount Ruapehu North Island

Huka Falls Taupo

Huka Falls Taupo

Fly fishing Lake Taupo

Fly fishing Lake Taupo

Altitude an old alpine restauarnt of mine

Altitude an old alpine restauarnt of mine

Cool Change Bar and Eatery where I cooked for three months

Cool Change Bar and Eatery where I cooked for three months

Jimmy, friend, owner and super host

Jimmy, friend, owner and super host

Arh; flame grilling at Cool Change

Arh; flame grilling at Cool Change

My Sunday night Indian Thali

My Sunday night Indian Thali

Lola and Poppy enjoying summer

Lola and Poppy enjoying summer

Martinborough

Martinborough

Karina Hailwood, my talented website designer with daughters Lola and Poppy

Karina Hailwood, my talented website designer with daughters Lola and Poppy

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Katarina and I in the Wellington hills

Katarina and I in the Wellington hills

New Zealand'd best chocolate eclair

New Zealand'd best chocolate eclair

Little brother Billy

Little brother Billy

My writing mentor and friend Tom Scott with Mal and Myles

My writing mentor and friend Tom Scott with Mal and Myles

Wellington South Coast

Wellington South Coast

Wellington South Coast

Wellington South Coast

Birthday celebrations with dear friends

Birthday celebrations with dear friends

Lunch with good friends in Wellington

Lunch with good friends in Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

The Malrborough Sounds

The Malrborough Sounds

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

By Norman Sinclair, NZ Artist

By Norman Sinclair, NZ Artist

New Zealand high country muster hut for the night

New Zealand high country muster hut for the night

Sheep muster on road to Mount Aoraki

Sheep muster on road to Mount Aoraki

Eden House Luxury Lodge

Eden House Luxury Lodge

The Malrborough Sounds

The Malrborough Sounds

Ferry from Wellington through the Malborough Sounds

Ferry from Wellington through the Malborough Sounds

Avalanche by Jane Kellahan, NZ Artist

Avalanche by Jane Kellahan, NZ Artist

Nothing beats a day out mustering

Nothing beats a day out mustering

How I spent much of my high school years

How I spent much of my high school years

High Country Selfie

High Country Selfie

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

Twizel River Summer

Twizel River Summer

Church of the Good Shepherd Lake Tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd Lake Tekapo

Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel

Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel

Twizel

Twizel

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

Twizel River Winter

Twizel River Winter

Matuka Luxury Lodge, Twizel

Matuka Luxury Lodge, Twizel

Fly Fishing, Twizel

Fly Fishing, Twizel

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Old Twizel School friends and Teacher

Old Twizel School friends and Teacher

Twizel Shopping Centre

Twizel Shopping Centre

30 year High School Reunion, Twizel

30 year High School Reunion, Twizel

Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook National Park

Mount Cook farmed Salmon, Twizel

Mount Cook farmed Salmon, Twizel

World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Simon Cameron, Runholder of Ben Ohau Station

Simon Cameron, Runholder of Ben Ohau Station

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Aoraki

Mount Aoraki

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

The Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki Westcoast

The Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki Westcoast

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

The Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki, Westcoast

The Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki, Westcoast

The dramatic Westcoast

The dramatic Westcoast

The TranzAlpine Train; Christchurch to Westcoast

The TranzAlpine Train; Christchurch to Westcoast

Arthur's Pass, location for Edoras in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Arthur's Pass, location for Edoras in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

Ohau Skifield where I first skied

Ohau Skifield where I first skied

Ohau Skifield behind me

Ohau Skifield behind me

Ohau Skifield lunch hut

Ohau Skifield lunch hut

Mount Aoraki

Mount Aoraki

Lunch Platter, Lake Ohau Lodge

Lunch Platter, Lake Ohau Lodge

Anna who I last saw in Burgundy, France

Anna who I last saw in Burgundy, France

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

Katarina, Lake Ohau Lodge

Katarina, Lake Ohau Lodge

Lake Ohau

Lake Ohau

Lake Ohau Lodge where I used to work

Lake Ohau Lodge where I used to work

Lindis Pass

Lindis Pass

Historic Arrowtown

Historic Arrowtown

The Crown Range

The Crown Range

Towards Lake Ohau, By Henry Lowen-Smith

Towards Lake Ohau, By Henry Lowen-Smith

Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve

Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve

Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Cardrona Hotel, Crown Range

Cardrona Hotel, Crown Range

Friends flying to Queenstown in style

Friends flying to Queenstown in style

Skippers Canyon

Skippers Canyon

Road to Skippers Canyon

Road to Skippers Canyon

The Crown Range

The Crown Range

Akarua Winery Bannockburn

Akarua Winery Bannockburn

Rippon Vineyard Lake Wanaka

Rippon Vineyard Lake Wanaka

Amisfield Winery

Amisfield Winery

The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian Vintage Steamer, Queenstown

The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian Vintage Steamer, Queenstown

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Fiordland Lodge

Fiordland Lodge

Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Grassmere

Grassmere

Grassmere Otago, built in 1878 by the Wrayte family who were Goldminers turned farmers

Grassmere Otago, built in 1878 by the Wrayte family who were Goldminers turned farmers

Shotover River

Shotover River

Dale Grant Stephens Poet and Author

Dale Grant Stephens Poet and Author

Queenstown

Queenstown

Grassmere

Grassmere

Grassmere

Grassmere

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

Luxury Accomodation

Luxury Accomodation

Blanket Bay Lodge

Blanket Bay Lodge

Minaret Station

Minaret Station

Matakauri Lodge

Matakauri Lodge

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Eichardt's Private Hotel Queenstown

Eichardt's Private Hotel Queenstown

Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy

Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy

Bluff Oysters are the worlds best

Bluff Oysters are the worlds best

Logan Brown Paua(Abalone) Ravioli

Logan Brown Paua(Abalone) Ravioli

Kaikoura Crayfish

Kaikoura Crayfish

Hauraki Gulf Steamed Snapper

Hauraki Gulf Steamed Snapper

Farmed Venison

Farmed Venison

Westcoast Whitebait is a loved delicacy

Westcoast Whitebait is a loved delicacy

Coromandel Scallops

Coromandel Scallops

Chatham Rise Scampi

Chatham Rise Scampi

Hot Smoked Mount Cook Salmon

Hot Smoked Mount Cook Salmon

Longdown Rack of Lamb

Longdown Rack of Lamb

Marlborough Green-lipped Mussels

Marlborough Green-lipped Mussels

Cloudy Bay Clams

Cloudy Bay Clams

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Canterbury BBQ Leg of Lamb

Canterbury BBQ Leg of Lamb

Grass Fed Black Angus Beef

Grass Fed Black Angus Beef

National Dessert Pavlova

National Dessert Pavlova

Iconic New Zealand Ice Cream

Iconic New Zealand Ice Cream
Aunt Rosemary

Aunt Rosemary

Me, Aunt Mary and Uncle Robert

Me, Aunt Mary and Uncle Robert

Family dinner

Family dinner

Me and my three brothers

Me and my three brothers

Brothers

Brothers

My four Nieces

My four Nieces

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