Category: Out of Christchurch
Totara Estate near Oamaru
Located just south of Oamaru on State Highway One, Totara Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand’s frozen meat export industry. I’ve driven past the entrance to the Estate many times, but today I decided to finally drive in and have a look. I discovered a series of historic buildings and a fascinating story about…
High Tea at Pink Sugar in Oxford
I was in Oxford today with my Photo Club, and got to enjoy the wonderful High Tea at Pink Sugar – we had two small children with us and I was really impressed with their servings of high tea and the cute milk shakes they got. Our food was wonderful too – though I think…
Pink Sugar Opening in Oxford
Pink Sugar is located in Oxford (a rural town located about 40 minutes north of Christchurch). It is a vintage high tea cafe and eatery serving high teas, Devonshire teas, as well as cabinet food. They don’t officially open until Monday the 20th of October, but I got along to the official ‘ribbon cutting’ opening.…
Mountain views just south of Timaru
I drove south today through a southerly blast but came out the other side to a sunny day in Timaru. After the cold blast the mountains were looking stunning, so I had to pull over to grab a shot.
A day at the Melbourne Zoo (more from Melbourne)
Spent the entire day at Melbourne Zoo today – getting there at 9.30am and leaving about 4pm. You really do need an entire day to do this wonderful zoo justice. I honestly don’t know what was my favorite part, but the butterfly house with butterflies landing on my head, hand and hand bag was pretty…
Hello from Melbourne
I am currently in Melbourne Australia for a holiday (back next week). So I thought I’d post a few photos from my break so far – with the most iconic one being the Flinders Street Railway Station on Flinders Street A view from the Eureka Skydeck Melbourne (highly recommended). Looking back at the city from…
Victorian Heritage Week in Oamaru
I’ve been away for a few days… hence the lack of posts. I headed south to join in the festivities for the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Week. It was a really fun few days and I can highly recommend it for a great escape from reality for a bit (especially if like me you’ve had…
Heritage week in Victorian Oamaru
I am in Oamaru for the weekend, as they are having a heritage week. The town has the best preserved Victorian buildings in the country, so it is a wonderful setting.
The Time Travellers Museum in Oxford
If you are passing through Oxford, I highly recommend a visit to this museum. It’s a wonderful collection of toys and memorabilia. Absolutely something for everyone and you are guarantees to come away with a huge dose of nostalgia! I was amazed at the exhibits on display – so much to take in and so…
I passed through Ashburton today and after meaning to check out the gardens there, I finally did. Wow, what a beautiful place.
Rainbow Confectionery Factory Shop in Oamaru
I’ve often thought about stopping at the Rainbow Confectionery factory shop in Oamaru – usually as I am passing through the town. Well I finally did and it’s a dangerous place for someone with a sweet tooth! You can get some seriously large bags of lollies for not very much money at all – I…
Kim’s Kitchen in Ashburton
I drove through Ashburton today on my way further south for a few days. I was in need of a coffee and a snack so decided to stop at Kim’s Kitchen in Tancred Street. I’d been there for the first time a few weeks back for lunch and thought it was wonderfully kitsch and fun.…