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New Zealand Regions

Any analysis of this country's regions will be either academic or subjective.  This one is unashamedly subjective and open to constant improvement.  Keeping abreast of everything wonderful and new which makes its appearance is impossible.  It's a particularly enjoyable part of our job, but time and money - sadly - are not...

Regionen Neuseelands

Will man die verschiedenen Regionen Neuseelands charakterisieren, kann man das entweder von einem akademischen oder persönlichen Standpunkt aus. Wir bevorzugen hier ganz klar unsere subjektive Einschätzung. Immer auf dem neuesten Stand der Dinge zu bleiben, ist auch bei einem so kleinen Land wie unserem nahezu unmöglich.  Wir versuchen...

Passing Beauty

Passing Beauty

On an end of season tour I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Marlborough Sounds with clients who were interested in exploring the area. Previous occasions on my part had always been rushed. We spent two nights in the Convent - currently being thoughtfully and beautifully renovated and extended by new owners Layonie and Denholm Seque...

The Convent

The Convent

The Convent is not your usual sort of lodge.  It has not been purpose built for the top-end, does not include fine dining, and has a really relaxed, almost self-effacing feel about it.  It started tourism life as an upmarket bed & breakfast but under the hands of its owners, Denham and Layonie Seque, has evolved into something...

Top of the South Island

Top of the South Island

This is a unique area, comprising the beautiful Marlborough Sounds (fjords), the Blenheim vineyards, sunny and artistic Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park.  Still not overly commercialised (although Abel Tasman and the Queen Charlotte Track at the height of the season get very busy), it is worth spending a few days here to soak...

The Convent

The Convent

Das "Convent" ist keine gewöhnliche Lodge. Denn diese Unterkunft wurde nicht als Sterne-Hotel erbaut, sondern als viktorianische Kapelle. Die Besitzer Denham und Layonie Seque machten aus diesem außergewöhnlichen Haus inmitten der Weinberge eine kleine Luxus-Oase.  Als Layonie und Denham das Ruder des "Convent"...

Norden der Südinsel

Norden der Südinsel

Wir empfehlen allen Neuseelandbesuchern einige Tage in dieser Region mit den traumhaft schönen Marlborough Sounds (Fjorde), den Weingütern in Blenheim, der sonnigen Künstlerenklave Nelson und dem Abel Tasman National Park. Auch hier wird man keine Touristenmassen treffen, obwohl der Abel Tasman und der der Queen Charlotte Track in der...