On Monday 25th March, we had lunch at Pegasus Bay. This vineyard is one of The Twelve... so I only have a few to visit to tick off the list! The first time I tried their wine was when I was out one night having dinner with some friends, we wanted to “splash” out so we ordered a bottle of their 2006 Maestro. I can’t remember what it tasted like now but I took the little label home and is been in my wallet ever since. I want to remember what a great night we had for years to come 😬 We started off our morning with a drive, follow by wine tasting (included if you’re having lunch, otherwise is $15). There was a menu of what is offered for purchase and you can try most of the wines that’s on the list, they are mostly of the wines are single origin except for a few. That doesn’t affect the taste or quality! As we make our way to lunch, we sat outside in the garden, soaking up the sun (and wind). To start off, we had bread with miso whipped butter and the amuse bouche were a great start to our meal. I now realize I’ve ordered ceviche again. This time, fresh Kingfish with pressed cucumber, coconut cream (more like a broth) it was heavenly. Although, personally I thought the macadamia was an overkill but I liked the puffed wild rice. I decided I will have seafood all the way today so I ordered fish (White fish, clams, smoked tomato, sweet corn, lemon sabayon, ice plant) it was nice... again I preferred husband’s dish instead! We didn’t get to dessert... nothing tickled our fancy. Great service from Jack, he was attentive and funny. Know just the right time pop by to check if we enjoyed the food and when to top up our glasses. We also went for a wander around the estate. On a side note, we also saw the former AB Ritchie who flew in some people for lunch. Husband and I drove to Hamner Springs afterwards before we had home. It was a chilaxing afternoon. 😌 For dinner, we just went somewhere local for some much needed Japanese food (which was really nice!) we were in bed by 10.30pm. I mean we are an old married couple now right? Happy Cotton Anniversary @aaustinnz#pegasusbay#lunch#foodieporn#southisland#christchurch#destinationnz#weddinganniversary
0 631 minutes ago
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing 🏔
That Wanaka Tree. I shot this over the 2017/18 New Year when @erramy and I hired a van and travelled around the South Island of New Zealand. Such an amazing experience! Definitely need to book another holiday!
we did a kayak &boat tour in the #abeltasmannationalpark in #NZ even though the weather wasn't really nice as you can tell by the pictures☁️ we definitely had a lot of fun (we had a really great guide, he was so funny😋) and took some nice shots of the golden beaches, really worth the visit😍🏖 we can only imagine this view with some sunshine🌞
• • • • •
View from the top of Mt Pleasant overlooking Lyttelton Harbour
Sigma 35mm art
Twenty seven image HDR/panorama
Nine compositions taken at three different exposures to capture more detail in the highlights and shadows 🌅
A perfect reflection on Lake Mathewson, marking yet another beautiful stop for every West Coast road trip🙈💕
Our ENZ team has been so endlessly excited talking to you about our new website (thanks so much for all the kind words) but we thought we must keep bringing you back to NZ’s incredible landscapes and nature - after all its a huge part of what makes us so special🍃🌲
If you’d still like to check the website out (and give some feedback), please head to our link in bio because we want to keep making sure we can bring you all the best experience possible - but for everyone else let’s just enjoy this deeply mesmerising capture by @jasoncharleshill and drift off to our happy places 🤤🙌🏽
How is that I’ve lived in New Zealand all my life and only just made it to Lake Pukaki?! This place honestly blew me away, the water is really this blue in real life🙌🏼 On a completely different note my last minute packing totally backfired on me cause I spent about half an hour trying to find my USB C adapter for my Mac so I could import the photos from yesterday. After pulling everything out of my suitcase I realised I had put it in the pocket of my camera bag, typical🤦🏼♀️🙃 Have you been to Lake Pukaki before?
Accessible via helicopter or a 40-minute 4x4 ride overtop clifftop farm tracks, this remote farmhouse retreat celebrates New Zealand’s rugged beauty. Nestled on a crescent-shaped surf beach on South Island’s Banks Peninsula sits the deceptively simple beach house. Scrubby Bay is a rustic retreat flush with modern luxuries and breathtaking scenery at every turn. The getaway’s farmhouse-inspired appearance is a nod to Annandale, the 4,000-acre sheep and cattle farm to which the property belongs. Kiwi businessman Mark Palmer purchased the coastal property and, inspired by his childhood years on a farm, tapped architect Andrew Patterson of Auckland–based firm @pattersonassociates to update Annandale with four luxury villas—Scrubby Bay being the largest and most remote of them all. To take the complete tour, check out the link in bio.
Photos by @stephengoodenoughphotographer #newzealand#southisland#modernrustic#travel#modernarchitecture#modernfarmhouse#dwelltravel
There are plenty of options to take a rental car, a bus ride or take round trip flights to the Milford sound. Once you’re there you can do a cruise in the Tasman sea or go kayaking.
The drive there is very scenic and plenty of stops along the way to take pictures. It’s 4.5-5 hours one way so leave early in the morning to avoid crowds. Taking the bus there is convenient and it also stops along the way at various points.
The flights although attractive can be cancelled very often due to weather changes. On a clear day you can see huge mountain peaks and rainy days bring a lot of waterfalls. No matter the weather this place will amaze you !
You can alternatively take a halt at Te Anau lake and do the cruise next day from there. I recommend planning to go back to queenstown and then planning your onward journey. To go to Franz Josef from Te Anau for example is a very long drive and will pass through queenstown anyway.
3 1255 hours ago
This product uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagram™ logos and trademarks displayed on this application are property of Instagram