About Andy and Karen
Hi there, meet the Price family! Consisting of Andy, Karen, Ben (aged 7) and Hannah (aged 5). We took the plunge and moved to the South Island New Zealand in September 2006. Having travelled around the whole of New Zealand in a campervan we eventually chose to stop in our favourite place and settle down. After much searching we decided on the beautiful Nelson region. We (Andy and Karen) are both former PE and Outdoor Education teachers from Chester in the UK. Having spent many happy years teaching at the King’s School, Chester and Abbeygate College respectively we decided to realise a dream and have the adventure of a lifetime in New Zealand. So far we have not been disappointed! For a family with our interests this place is pure heaven. The kiwis are without doubt the friendliest people on the planet and the weather – wow! what a difference from the North of England! We still feel like tourists ourselves and love talking with visitors about the area and our own favourite places (an ever expanding list!) Having kayaked and climbed throughout Britain and the European Alps we are loving the chance to experience the uncrowded open spaces of the South Island and there is nothing that Andy enjoys more than taking guests out to share in his passion. In the short time that we have lived at the chalets we have met some great people and feel privileged to share in their holidays. We know the effort it takes to get to Godzone country and we will do our best to ensure that you see the very best of the region whilst you are with us. We won’t interrupt your peace and quiet while you are here but if you would like to chat or pick our brains about the area we will be delighted to get to know you. Best wishes for a great stay. Andy, Karen, Ben and Hannah.