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Jess is a Wanderer: Otago Central Rail Trail

Jess is a Wanderer spent four days cycling the 152km Otago Central Rail Trail from Clyde, near Alexandra to Middlemarch with Trail Journeys. Hopefully this post will tell you why you should too! The Otago Central Rail Trail is a cycle path that follows the route taken by the original Central Otago Railway. Following the …

Jess is a Wanderer on Grandview Mountain

Jess is a Wanderer went to Wanaka and it was as expected – beautiful, scenic and full of visitors. Roy’s Peak is the famous hike which EVERYONE seems to do when in town. I went straight to the DOC (Department of Conservation) office and asked for alternatives. That’s how I discovered Grandview and let me …

Jess is a Wanderer at Glenorchy Races

Jess is a Wanderer headed over to the horse racing at Glenorchy for the afternoon. A perfect time to meet people, enjoy a picnic and put on a few bets in the sunshine. The drive out to Glenorchy from Queenstown is pretty stunning. I think I’d rather have done it on a bicycle so I …

Jess is a Wanderer at Milford Sound

Jess is a Wanderer kicked off 2019 by visiting one of New Zealand’s most beautiful places: Milford Sound. And wow! What a day. We arrived and it was raining – creating a gloomy and spooky feel to the place. I’d been told by various people that “it’s better in the rain,” but somehow I couldn’t …

Jess is a Wanderer – Helicopter Ride

Jess is a Wanderer was continuing down the West Coast from Hokitika to Queenstown when we stumbled across the town of Whataroa. Pulling over to have breakfast, we found ourselves at a helicopter landing pad. Moments after eating, we’d booked onto a trip and were waiting for the pilot to return. I wouldn’t normally part …