From the blog, December 2012:
On the South Island of New Zealand it doesn’t take much to uncover such spots. The country has been blessed with far more than its fair share of natural beauty.
Finding quiet backroads is fairly easy and we’re rarely bothered by traffic. We got our desired dose of stunning coastal scenery on the ride through the little-visited Catlins region. That’s the place to head to for pristine waterfalls, windswept hills and precarious sections of road hugging the wild coastline of the deep south.
Christmas Eve saw us conquering the final hills around stunning Curio Bay before we cruised into Invercargill for some much needed rest.