Kirianna Poole discovers that a South Island road trip around New Zealand makes for great family time.
There’s something magical about landing on home soil after living in a different country for so long. I get tingles every time I touch down, and the goosebumps continue as we walk through the airport terminal to the sound of New Zealand’s native bird, the tui, singing over the speakers.
Unapologetically beautiful and bursting with culture, it is a privilege to call the Land of the Long White Cloud my motherland. The easy three-hour hop, skip and jump from the Gold Coast to Christchurch makes for the perfect weekend getaway.