Sunday, 27 March 2016

Zealong Tea Estate - 495 Gordonton Rd .Hamilton


New Zealand's only tea estate . Hugely popular with Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese. Lots of tables and quite an interesting menu, much with a tea theme. Rural setting.  Largely unfamiliar taste to most black tea drinking Kiwis of western origin.


Friday, 18 March 2016

Mt Fitzgerald (in summer) 826m

Taken from State Highway 75- a favourite with motorcyclists and car enthusiasts alike My personal favourite ...



Little River Art Gallery and Cafe

Always changing and always a favourite when I go to Christchurch



Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Little River cycle way

Part of the Little River cycle way.

Have a look here for more info  :Little River Cycle trail




Hilltop Hotel - on the road to Akaroa

One of the more spectacular views from any cafe I've been in lately and the pizza looked pretty good too.



Monday, 14 March 2016

Oxford part two.

The local Museum, like a lot of smaller towns Oxford has an excellent museum run by volunteers "on the smell of an oily rag", a must see. Packed with local memorabilia and hosted by knowledgeable volunteers.


Oxford - North Canterbury

A typical rural service town with some points of interest for the passing tourist.

Art Gallery and shop.
Currently running a mind bendingly good exhibit call "Garlands in the Mist" hand made paper Garlands. Outstanding 



Saturday, 5 March 2016

Devonport Navel Museum and Cafe


Small but interesting museum and Cafe with a view to die for.



View from Cafe 


The Captains Gig