THE BALLARAT TRADING CO. REVIEW

Despite having walked past The Ballarat Trading Co dozens of times I had never stopped in for a drink/feed. That finally changed on a Sunday, when a friend wanted to visit having enjoyed The Ballarat on her last trip. The Ballarat Trading Co is one of several spots on...

AWESOME VEGAN BURGERS IN QUEENSTOWN

Yes, there are places selling burgers in Queenstown that aren’t Fergburger or Devil Burger. That said, these two serve up a good vegan burger! But I’ve slowly begun to make my way around to the different restaurants in Queenstown that serve up vegan...

GIVING EAST STREET NELSON A GO

Me: “Vegan burger recommendations in Nelson?” Friend: “East St is boss but has random hours. I would always go East Street if open.” And so after giving East Street a call they confirmed they were open that evening. Phew. Would my friend be...

THE VEGAN BURGER AT SMITHS CRAFT BEER HOUSE

Most Wednesdays I join a running group that starts and finishes at Smiths Craft Beer House. After the run, I’ve always had a couple of beers but despite eyeing up the burgers, never seem to order one. So on the last night of my most recent Queenstown visit, I...

HIKING THE MCINTOSH HUT LOOP TRACK (GLENORCHY)

If you’re planning an overnight trip to McIntosh Hut near Glenorchy, you’ll likely complete the full McIntosh Loop Track which is about 18km long (the loop might not be the best idea as you’ll read later in the post). There’s also a side trip...

THE PORORARI PUNAKAIKI LOOP TRACK

The Pororari Punakaiki Loop Track is an extension of the popular Porari River Track. It’s perfect for those who despite an out-and-back walk. At about 11-12km with less than 300 metres of elevation, the Pororari Punakaiki Loop (best done in the clockwise...