The Cradle of life

  Cradle Mountain a land of rugged beauty. A wilderness landscape with ancient forests, alpine heathland, button grass and stands of colourful deciduous beech, (known as fagus), waterfalls, still water and glacial lakes all add to the beauty. We started from Ronny’s Creek, leaving at 7am it was a crisp clear morning.    This is … More The Cradle of life

Room with a View

We had just finished relaxing in the lounge area and decided to make our way back to our room.   Here at Duma Tau there are 10 tents, all connected by a raised boardwalk.   Our eyes darted left and right to catch any glimpses of what may be lurking in this sparse dry vegetation. … More Room with a View

Cheeky Kea

The Kea is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.  They are the world’s only alpine parrot. Their omnivorous diet includes carrion¹  but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects. The Kea is around 48 cm, and their plumage is beautiful.  They are mostly … More Cheeky Kea

Gentle soul

 Gentle is the soul, with an inquisitive spirit, and curious loving eyes that convey a life lived with love and determination. Sniffing the air, a gentle breeze brings familiar scents, of spring flowers and summer rain. Gentle is the heart whose innocence is pure.