Monthly Archives: September 2015

The secret about Gaudí – or life in NZ from outer space – The Putangirua Pinnacles – and how do the Clay Cliffs fit in?

Have you ever wondered where Gaudí got his ideas and inspiration from? Well, I wouldn’t be surprised if hePutangirua Pinnacles had travelled around New Zealand, checked out the area around Wellington and stayed at the beach house for a creative retreat at some stage in Putangirua Pinnacleshis life.

The Putangirua Pinnacles remind me sooo much of „Sagrada Familia“ in Barcelona, it’s impressive. If I didn’t know the „Sagrada Familia“, I would have thought I landed Putangirua Pinnaclessomewhere else in the universe.

It was just one of these week-end road trips…

Read  more about the Putangirua Pinnacles and the Clay Cliffs.

Queen Elizabeth Park – A hidden gem off SH1


Most people drive past on their way through NZ. From the motorway it actually doesn’t even look nice.

Far from it! Going for one of the multiple ruMagic tramns, or a loop, through the park takes you through all types of views and landscapes. Through dry, dusty hills, you suddenly arrive in dense bush with typical NZ palms on the side of a little lake with wetlands, through hourse riding and training terrain, up a dune, and end up being surprised by the most breathtaking view over the beaches, the Kapiti coastline and Kapiti Island ever. Read more about Queen Elizabeth Park.

Pass of Branda / Eastern Walkway Loop

This article is about nature, poo and the front extension of a man. Well, kind of. 😉View over Cook Strait

It’s about my favourite run a five minutes drive from home. It allows me to switch off completely, especially after a day at work. Now after that introduction, you wonder how that run manages to do this? Well… 😉 Imagine many yView over Cook Straitears ago I would have had to take the boat to go running there!

Following the track, you are exposed to a different view every minute you go ahead. Through native, dense busThrough bushh, with views over Cook Strait, the harbour and Evans Bay, the airport, until the track opens to Seatoun, back passed by cute little houses along the bays, little blue penguin (korora) watching, and more native plants. Not to forget historic sites and Lord of the Rings scenery!

Read the whole article about Pass of Brenda.