Allora and her crew have been in New Zealand since November, 2019. We sailed from the North Island to the South Island in February of 2020 and have been tucked away in this relative haven of Lyttelton while Covid has changed the world. We are grateful for the ability to be nomadic again and have been readying Allora to get back to what she was designed to DO!

We are heading offshore for the first time in 2 years! We’ll be doing a clockwise circumnavigation of the South Island of NZ, heading southward starting February 7th, 2022, with these highlights along the way: Stewart Island/Rakiura, Fiordland, Golden Bay and Marlborough Sounds.


Our blog: 
I have big plans to update the blog with our past 2.5 years in NZ following this loop around the South Island, so stay tuned!


You can reach Diana at: +64 02041930434 and Marcus at: +64 0224300535 when we have cell coverage, which will be occasionally in Rakiura/Stewart Island, nil in Fiordland and then sporadically in Marlborough Sounds. Our normal emails will only work sporadically. See ALLORA AT SEA below for SAT info.

Diana’s Mosaic Website: is currently defunct, but I’ll be putting something together after this South Island circumnavigation.


Voice Call:

SAT phone numbers:

From US: 1-480-675-6062

otherwise use: +8816-52450091

If you are trying to reach us via our SAT phone,  be sure to make repeated attempts while we fumble around trying to get the clunky system to answer!


Option 1 (make sure your plan includes texting to Satellite phones, my NZ cell charges $2/ text)


*Option 2 Garmin InReach (which may NOT always be on)

I think we need to send you a text to initiate a thread:

From NZ the number seems to be something like:

+61 405-894-217

From US:

1-310-905-5849 is the number working with Camille, 5874 for Elizabeth

Option 3 

You can send a text to our Iridium for free @

We’ll have to respond via a phone call or email, but at least you can get our attention this way.

Email   (please no attachments!)

Tracking: (push ‘WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ALLORA?’) to keep an eye on our movements.

(When you zoom in close, it will show weather information which may not be accurate at the time, so do not worry based on this!)