Brett Green and Judy Jamieson-Green have forged a niche offering, allowing you to explore the South Island’s jaw-dropping scenery from the saddle of a bike.
With young families, businesses of their own, and more than enough on the to-do list already, Abby France and Catherine Batterson decided to add one more hat to the mix, and at the end of last year started their own fete. We talk to the vibrant duo about what inspires them and what we can expect to see at this year’s Hanmer Springs Fete.
The Banks Track in Akaroa describes itself as a feast for the senses, a feed for the soul and a feat for the spirit. But the heart is the story of how the landowners have tirelessly dedicated themselves to regenerating the land ravaged for its resources, back to its natural state.
Just a few hours’ drive from Christchurch, the beauty of the Mackenzie is easily accessible for a long weekend getaway or a week-long family holiday. The main thing is to allow plenty of time to explore and discover all the hidden treasures and adventures, large and small, that are on offer.
For 28 years, Christchurch’s landmark Pavilions Hotel has been a central part of the lives of the Horncastle family, and each generation who has worked there has put their own stamp on the fabric of the business. Through good times and bad; earthquakes and each rumbling aftershock; celebrations, tragedy, grief and recovery; the grand building has stood strong and has become a part of the family in its own right.
Rich with various natural beauties and opportunities for leisure, Kaikōura’s pristine landscape fits the picturesque South Island dream of any intrepid traveller. Whether you are exploring it as a family, on a couple’s weekend away, or even on your lonesome, you will have no trouble finding company amongst the local wildlife and bustling tourist scene.