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Anna's New Zealand adventures

BULA!

FIJI | Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Views [801]

Now I know that in many ways I considered this past year a bit of an indulgent and protracted holiday, but that was until I experienced the blissed out tropical indulgence of Fiji. That's what I call a holiday! Before you can truly experience Fiji- ... Read more >


The end is nigh!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [463]

So, this is my last N.Z entry before I come home and bore you all by telling the same stories all over again. I can't really believe how fast the past 11 months have gone, it feels like a few days ago I was saying goodbye to you all. I'm so excited to ... Read more >


Gallery: Campervanning, Christchurch and the final shots of N.Z

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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At last, the end of my time in Dunedin and start of my time in Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [506] | Comments [1]

Ok, I'm going to start with a few apologies; firstly, that is has been such a long time since I worte anything here- since finishing work I've been having an amazing yet hectic time- is that a valid excuse? Secondly, I apologise in advance for the length/rambling ... Read more >


Gallery: West Coast of South Island, Oatgo and Dunedin

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

travelling and working shots
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The Other Half of West Coast and the end of being a Lady of kiwi Leisure!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 23 May 2008 | Views [628] | Comments [3]

The time seems to have come, now I've stopped travelling round for a bit to update this and let you know what I've been doing for the past month or so... From Hokitika we continued our journey along the beautifully rugged west coast, which madfe driving ... Read more >


The North of South Island and West Coast (well half of it...)

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Views [693] | Comments [1]

From Picton we spent some time in the Malborough Sounds- truly spectacular although a pity we could hardly see them for all the cloud... still where we were staying had a scottish themed pub and open fire which kept us cosy and out of the rain- was a ... Read more >


Gallery: From way back to Abel Tasman (before my batteries gave up!)

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

kiwi all sorts
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A Martin's Month in Martinborough- and our arrival on the South Island

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [568] | Comments [2]

Sorry it has been so long since my last blog entry- I thought it best to wait till I'd finished work before I told you how it went! From Napier we travelled down to the Waiarapa wine region (well 4 of us did, James decided to head straight to Wellington ... Read more >


Top times in Taupo and Tongariro

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [827] | Comments [2]

Quite a lot to catch-up on, though we haven't moved around much in the past weeks. Spent about a week at the campsite in Taupo as we loved it there... I felt quite a part of the family as the owners were so friendly and were pretty much responsible for ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Gallery: Skydiving

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

throwing myself out of plane at 1200ft
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Brenda's trails and tribulations

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [626]

From Ahipara we crossed back to the Bay of Islands to Kerikeri, where we had arranged to spend weekend with one of Tom's old teachers. Was great being in a family environment again, though it did make me feel the most homesick since I've been here...... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Gallery: Whitianga to the Far North

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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To the top and back again

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [650] | Comments [3]

After a lovely stay in Paihia we were ready to move on and get away from the touristy areas- the plan was to head to Urapukapuka Island but it seemed a lot of effort and money just to see an island which is pretty much like the one we are on anyway..... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Travellin' Up North!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [606]

We've just arrived in Paihia and booked into a hostel- washed, fed and watered, the washed bit was a top priority after spending two nights on a campsite at a tiny village on the east coast called Whananaki- the campsite was lovely, right on the edge ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Here and there- more travels

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [555]

Ok, after doing all the touristy Rotorua things like the geysers, thermal pools and even took a gondola up to the top of a luge and rode down (fun but I was so slow little children were overtaking me) we decided we needed to go somewhere a little less ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Brenda's first adventure

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Views [498] | Comments [4]

The Boys came back from Auckland with a holden comodore station wagon (i.e. estate car) from Auckland- with the help of Mark and we were keen to test it out... well we certainly did that! We took her up to Fletcer's Bay- the very tip of the peninsular ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: some of the photos so far

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

from Auckland to Cook's beach
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Coromandel Peninsula, Coromandel Town, Cooks Beach Whitianga

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Views [764] | Comments [2]

Well I've got no idea where to start! We have all been so busy I feel like we've been here a month already... Coromandel town was our first stop after getting ferry from Auckland where Tom's friend from home, James, joined our group- seems to have slotted ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Aukland- the best bits

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [963] | Comments [1]

So it's our last proper day in Auckland before we make a move and really start exploring and although Auckland is a really fun city it will be nice to actually see the country properly- if all goes according to the present plan (which changes everytime ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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