Natures Wonders Tour

Otago peninsula

This tour was THE reason we came to Dunedin: To see penguins in the wild. And we did.  We were the only two guests. We got a lot of local color onto the way there and detoured to check out some sea inlets. We also saw royal albatrosses flying. They’re the largest flying birds. Our … Read more

Dunedin and Christchurch

Dunedin was a pleasant surprise. We came here for the Otago peninsula and found the city itself enjoyable too.  Day 1: Christchurch to Dunedin We got from Nelson to Christchurch via bus and the TranzAlpine scenic train. The train arrives too late to get to Dunedin that same night so we spent the night in … Read more



The TranzAlpine train journey was one our must-dos in New Zealand. It runs between Christchurch on the east coast and Greymouth on the west coast. We took the bus from Nelson to Greymouth, and the TranzAlpine scenic train from there to Christchurch. The bus ride was just a bus ride, but also quite scenic. We … Read more