Cromwell Looking South

Cromwell Looking South

Milford Sound From the Tasman Sea

Milford Sound From the Tasman Sea

The Remarkables Across Lake Wakatipu

The Remarkables Across Lake Wakatipu

Welcome to my travel blog. We in New Zealand live in the most beautiful country on earth. For a country of only 4.471 million people, we have a huge number of tourists who come here mainly to see for themselves the fabulous sights. In 2016 we had 3,255,463 visitors. Think about that for a minute. That is 73% of our population. Its like saying the US, which has a population of 319 million has visitor numbers of 233 million visitors, or China with it’s 1.357 billion citizens having 990 million visitors. You get the idea.

The URL beachsearch.co.nz comes from my new hobby, metal detecting. Now that I am at the age when I can indulge myself, I have more time for this. About ten years ago I bought a Garrett Infinium LS metal detector. It’s been sitting in its box on the shelf, gathering dust. A recent shift of homes unearthed this box.

With all the lovely beaches and scenery around New Zealand, I will be posting my experiences and finds as I progress..