We're Lynda & Warren

Adventure following Kombi Fanatics, seeking the thrill of new road trips.

"Happy to be on the road again?" I'll say to Warren as he gets behind the wheel at the start of our road trip. "Always" is the answer I get - Every. Single. Time!

We get a huge buzz out of driving our retro kombi van, Aggiee, and exploring New Zealand's stunning country, from small towns to cities, from beaches to lakes, from mountains to the bush. We've got it all here!

Makes our day when we get a wave, a thumbs up, or even yells from people hanging out their windows.

We even get random strangers popping over when we're parked up to talk about their past lives and adventures with their beloved kombi van, and we're happy to chat.

Isn't that what life is all about? Making connections.

From the mountains & trees

to the beaches & sea, I love it all.

I'm Warren, a typical kiwi with DIY attitude. 

Hunting and gathering is my jam and any chance I get I'll be out there!

Stalking white tail deer on Stewart Island | Snorkelling for paua at Riverton or Bluff | Diving for crayfish in Doubtful Sound | Blue cod fishing on Foveaux Strait.

I've owned a mechanical workshop for many a year now, so it's a bit of an occupational hazard to collect vehicles. Not sure how or why the collection expanded to kombi vans but there you go - and here we are!  

That buzz we get when we're driving our retro kombi van? I want you to feel that buzz too!

It totally makes my day when we see you at the end of your trip and you can't stop grinning because of the awesome time you've had!

From the love of the open road

to that feeling of freedom.

Hey, I'm Lynda, and creative is my middle name!

Sewing, gardening or creating in the kitchen. Any type of artwork and amateur photography. I LOVE black and white film photography most of all -it's so expressive!

A total introvert who hates small talk, I can still talk your ear off about kombi's, my fur babies, and sewing, which just happens to be my other great passion. Most days you'll find me proudly wearing something handmade (and funny thing, that retro vibe extends to my new/old-look Singer sewing machine - guess I love retro anything!)

I want you to feel that excitement, that passion, that happy, holiday experience - one you're going to talk about for years - because we only get one life and I want you to make the most of yours!

hey there!


our dream is to own a split-screen kombi van - rare as hen's teeth and like gold. (this one is beyond repair!)



Visit and stay on Stewart Island, NZ.

stewart island


visit the signpost at Cape Reinga, tip of the North Island, NZ (FYI - this isn't it! Pictured here at Bluff in South Island, NZ)

cape reinga


live in the country and own some sheep.



live for 3 months each year in Italy.



tour the North Island of NZ in Aggiee.

north island


see a real, live kiwi in the wild.



experience the mail boat run in Pelorus Sounds, NZ.

mail boat


take our Aggiee to French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, NZ - the furtherest we got was Elaine Bay (pictured here)

french pass


experience the overnight cruise in Fiordland, NZ.

doubtful sound

Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash


travel on The Lady of the Lake, the Earnslaw, up Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, NZ.


Photo by Josh Withers on Unsplash


drive to Milford Sound, Fiordland, NZ and travel to the sea on the Milford Mariner

milford sound


visit these two iconic cities in the USA.

new york & san francisco

Photo by Zach Miles on Unsplash


build a tiny house and live in the middle of nowhere.

tiny house

Photo by Max Hermansson on Unsplash


own a Fiat 500C convertible and give her an italian name - vivere!



to travel around NZ in our kombi as a full time job.

kombi touring

bucket list