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New Zealand

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That's all for New Zealand

Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [1349] | Comments [1]

Perhaps more than any other country, New Zealand was the one i wanted to visit.  Yet for all its beauty and dramatic landscapes I've been ready to leave here for a couple of weeks. NZ caters for the backpackers incredibly well - travel, bookings and ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions?, island

Gallery: Wellington

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

I've changed my mind - this is a great city
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Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [947]

I said I'd give Wellington another chance - what were we thinking not to like it last time Tony?!  This place is great! I'd needed to use a flight credit somewhere, and I've been rapidly running out of time to use it.  To get to New Zealand i had to ... Read more >

Paekakariki and Paraparaumu

Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [986]

They are quite a mouth full for such little places.  Seaside villages, just up the coast from Wellington. I'd hoped to go to Kapita island, a 'nature reserve' full of some nice birds - I'm sad i know.  It was not to be though, if it wasn't busy i could ... Read more >

Tags: island

Gallery: Paekakariki and Paraparaumu

Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

It's kinda quiet here
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Gallery: Kaikoura

Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

It's a fairly quiet place...
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Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [1185]

Watch the whales, swim with the dolphins, picnic with the seals or catch the tail end of a cyclone and spend a day dodging showers and cowering from the wind. It was REALLY windy. The strange thing is - I'm not that upset. But more of that another time! ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

Gallery: The Catlins

Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

A nice bit of coast...
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Gallery: The Otago Peninsula

Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Perhaps my favourite one so far...
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The Otago Peninsula and The Catlins

Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [3847] | Comments [1]

I know my sense of direction isn't that good, so I'm not surprised i couldn't find the steepest street or my way to the Otago peninsula. I remember I'm in the southern hemisphere, rotate my head around and it all eventually works out... the peninsula ... Read more >

Tags: island, wildlife


Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [1199]

A record breaking town...allegedly.  I've heard so many claims to fame that i take them all now with a pinch of salt.  My best claim is joint first place, as overall 'athlete' on a sports day when i was 7.  For this impressive achievement i won a gold ... Read more >

Gallery: Dunedin

Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

a hilly scottish sprawl of a nice town
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Gallery: Goodbye Stewart

Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

the last few days...
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Goodbye Stewart

Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [1001]

It's strange to be back on the road again.  Stewart island has been my 'home' for nearly 4 weeks and it's been a year since I've stopped in one place for that long.  Adjustment and fitting in become middle names when travelling for so long though. My ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions?, island

Gallery: The North West Track

Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Now this is a difficult one - don't mention the mud
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Gallery: Rakiura Track

Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Is this a Great Track?
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Gallery: Stewart Island

Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Anyone for a round of golf...or three
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The North West Track

Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [3262] | Comments [1]

Quote: This track is suitable for fit, well equipped and experienced trampers.  Mud is widespread and often deep and thick on the track, regardless of the season.  Track times are an indication only and extra time should be allowed in adverse conditions.... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking

The Rakiura Track

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1974]

Described as a 3 day moderate to difficult track, this was my chance to get out in the bush and see kiwi's - the brown flightless bird kind i should add. The first walk went quick - the signs give generous times and i had the weather with me, it wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking

Stewart Island

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [2762]

I came to Stewart Island for some quiet time with nature, my books and to catch up on some sleep.  So it didn't quite go to plan.  New mates, Christmas dinner with some locals, golf lessons from experts, a lovely stay with an Octogenarian (I'm currently ... Read more >

Tags: island

Gallery: Christchurch Area

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Too much stuff...
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Goodbyes and Jail

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [996]

I never thought I'd end up here - I've obviously been a bad boy: riding motorbikes without a licence, speeding, not paying parking tickets, being devilishly handsome (OK that's stetching it) and being very selfish. The month with Tony went very quickly ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Christchurch and Arakoa

Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Views [2027]

Christchurch immediately feels great: historical buildings, wide streets and cycle lanes, huge parks, cafes and restaurants, people punting down the river, an amazing botanical garden - it's not named the garden city for nothing. I spend a few days ... Read more >

Gallery: The Tranz Alpine Express

Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Great views?
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The Tranz Alpine Express to Arthur's Pass

Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [2564]

We'd booked this train journey through the mountains awhile ago. It claims to be one of the most scenic journeys in the world - with the sort of scenery we've gone through in the last few weeks it's not too hard to believe. Our luck seems to have changed ... Read more >

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