Friday, 22 March 2013

Aotearoa Outdoors

I love camping.  And so does my little whanau - we love to discover new places, explore beaches, climb hills, find rivers to build dams in - all those lovely things childhood memories are made of...

my little whanau 2010 at Kaikoura
campfire and marshmallows graveyards surfbreak
sunset over kaikoura range
fireworks at graveyards beach, Kaikoura
Pohutukawa in flower at Gore Bay
Taylors Mistake beach
andy carving it up at Kaiks
Staying at Onuku Marae in Akaroa, Banks Peninsula
the first Anglican church in the south is, Onuku Marae
Island on Lake Kaniere on a beautiful still day
hut building at Gore Bay
sun sets on Mt Seddon - view from our campsite
gracie at Church of the Good Shephard, Lake Tekapo

Walking up to view Aoraki Mt Cook, with Mt Seddon in the background
the mudslides are awesome at Little River Campground
Little River - Camping at Manaia by the river
free camping at Meatworks, Kaikoura surf break
Dorothy Falls, lake Kaniere, West Coast
tarn building a damn at Sunny Bite, lake Kaniere
So I thought that i would share some of the places we have found on our journies around this beautiful island in the South Pacific....


  1. WOW! Love all of the memories within these photos! We bought a tent this year & took our first camping trip to Lake Tekapo! Hopefully we will get to use it as often as your family does! :) Hazel

    1. thanks! Lake Tekapo is a fantastic place for camping - another one we love is Waihi Gorge, Doc camp just before Geraldine, by a lovely river -great for kiddies too! :)