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Christchurch

Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [493] | Comments [1]

Our real last day was here I suppose.  However we spent the day travelling to the city, then out to a area called Lyttletown which was on a cove or peninsula. Was pretty, we did a few hours trek, nothing serious.  Took lunch in our great camper to a ... Read more >


Gallery: NZ South Island

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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More penguins and Seals!

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [697]

About 10 minutes drive from the boulders is a natural home for penguins.  These penguins were the yellow eye penguins which are pretty rare in the world. You can see the penguins behind a cabin with viewing windows.  They limit your access to the penguins ... Read more >


Moeraki Boulders

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [574]

As we headed out of Dunedin with a tear in our eyes we stopped at a yummy Cheese factory.  Where it was a husband and wife made all the cheeses.  They were ALL so yummy.  We had to take some for the road! However the boulders were amazing to see.  We ... Read more >


Dunedin!!!!

Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [524]

Of course we didn't arrive in this town the same night we headed out.  We stayed in tiny town where we rented some more DVDs for the evening and then dropped them off early the next day.  We did make it to Dunedin by the next day though. This town is ... Read more >


Milford Sound

Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [576]

Milford Sound.  The next best thing to doing the Milford Trek.  We took a little ferry for 1.5 hours around the waters of the Milfords Sound area.  To see mountains rise up immediately from the water was stunning.  To pass glaciers, waterfalls, seals ... Read more >


Rutherford Trek

Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [565]

The next morning we drove all the way to the Te Anu bypassing Queenstown altogether.  We did this because Queenstown is the capital for crazy adventures and we decided that now was not the time to to spend days jumping out of planes.  We want other adventures ... Read more >


Wanaka wines and beer!

Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | Views [528]

We arrived at Wanaka early the next morning.  WE did the usual - look for public bathrooms to brush our teeth and wash our faces.  Then we took a look around to see what there was to do. Wanaka sits upon a lake.  With gorgeous 180 degree lake/mountain ... Read more >


Gallery: New Zealand North Island

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Franz and Fox Glacier

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [599]

The next day we drove easily (about 3 hours) to arrive at Franz Glacier.  We had a picnic lunch then did the 30 minute walk to view the glacier.  You can walk till about 200 meters away from the glacier - after that your suppose to take a tour to be ... Read more >


Hamner Springs

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [547]

After the walk we got back to the car to see hundreds of flies on the car.  We didn't think much of it (as you assume they will disappear when you drive).  So we headed further south to see how far we could make to towards Hanmer Springs.  We stopped/parked ... Read more >


Kaikora Seals and Whale Watching

Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | Views [1057]

The next morning it was a decision to either head a bit north to Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park or drive south on the west cost to see Whales and Seals.  Having never seen these animals in the wild we opted for this! Already along the drive ... Read more >


Blenheim Malbourgh wine tasting day!

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [1205]

WOW today we showered!  YIPPEEE... listen unless you have lived like us you don't understand what a luxury a HOT shower is.  THis morning we decided that enough is enough and we paid the 30NZD for an offical camper site.  Expensive but we won't do it ... Read more >


Wellington

Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Views [701]

After the hard trek, we met an Israeli treker who asked us for a ride.  Going south also, so we hesitantly said yes.  Which turned into a learning experience for me.  Growing up in Sydney I never picked up hitch hikers. We stopped off in Wangani this ... Read more >


Tongariro Trek- Lord of the Rings Mt Doom

Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [5180]

Today we completed the Tonariro trek which was the famous mountain from the Lord of the Rings.  To cross the mountains takes about 6 hours not including the climbs up the different mountains. We climbed Mt Tongariro with spectacular views of the rest ... Read more >


Wai-o-Tapu and secret hot springs!

Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [4110]

Now in the main city of Rotorua there are many natural thermo springs places which can cost $40 a person or even $80 a person.... hehe well no we did't really like that option.  So we talked to a few locals and we got some hints that there are some natural ... Read more >


Waitomo Caves

Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [2906]

About 170kms south west is Waitomo Caves our next major stop. Here we took a 5 hour caving tour of the famous glow worm caves. "Rap Raft and Cave" is the company which was the cheapest and most value for money at $125. The others are above ... Read more >


Hobbiton - the movie set

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [871]

We took the time to pass by the little town to see Hobbitton - the last little house for the movie set of Lord of the Rings.  However upo getting there we find out that you HAVE to take a tour which costs $58 per person for 2 hours. Hmmm... The tour ... Read more >


Coromandel Peninsula

Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [530]

Our first major stop on our roadtrip Coromandel Peninsula. This area was along the main coastal road and the views were just stunning. It was corner after corner of great cliffs, water, mountains, farms and it was breathtaking. We had a stop at Catherdral ... Read more >


Hello Kerry & some Rugby!

Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 | Views [468]

Got to see an old mate Kerry and her boyfriend Evan last night. Went for drinks and some Thai dinner. Had fantastic NZ WHite Wine. Best I have ever had. I just drank that all up. I will have to do the wine tour of that. It was great seeing Kerry and ... Read more >


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