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Heading to Queenstown

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Views [40]

We drove 2-1/2 hours today to Queenstown, the third largest city in NZ.  OMG!  Instead of Wow, cannot believe the beauty of this place!  We rented a house for our last accommodation and we overlook a beautiful inlet, a lake, the pastures, ... Read more >


Te Anau

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Views [34]

Well, we have now arrived in the Southland of NZ.  After a 4hour drive, we arrived at beautiful lakeside resort of Te Anau.  We were able to check into our B and B, so we would be ready to take the boat ride across Lake Te Anau to see the glow ... Read more >


Tramping through Hooker Valley

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Views [30]

OK, that title needs a little explanation.  Let's look at the NZ dictionary for an explanation of terms: Give Way means Yield Slippery when frosty means Slippery when icy A Slip mean a slide (like a mudslide) A lift is an elevator ... Read more >


Majestic Mount Cook

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Views [40]

WOW!!!  We keep using this word but honestly if you saw this landscape you'd be hard pressed to think of another descriptive term. We arrived to Mount Cook National Park in the afternoon.  Cloudy and drizzly.  The top of the mountains ... Read more >


Wine Country

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Views [37]

Now anyone who knows us knows we love wine!  We wouldn't miss out on an opportunity to drink some wine and that's exactly what we did. Booked a tour for the four of us and let David do the driving!  Visiting four wineries in the Otago Region ... Read more >


What a Wonder!

Monday, 6 Nov 2017 | Views [50] | Comments [1]

What an amazing area of the country we are now in.  Took a trip to Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, amazing!  Rock formations are stacked on top of each other like pancakes.  Large holes or openings in the rocks create blowholes that allow ... Read more >


The trek to Hokitika

Friday, 3 Nov 2017 | Views [53] | Comments [1]

We began our trek to Hokitika by car through what they call the "Southern Alps".  To our surprise, we drove through majestic snow-capped mountains rising out of the ground to meet the sky!  The photos included do not do them justice.  ... Read more >


Happy Halloween - they celebrate in New Zealand too!

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 | Views [48] | Comments [3]

Travel today via Air New Zealand from Rotarua to Christchurch In the South Island! Excited to meet up with our friends and neighbors, Dan and Kathy Miller At our B and B for tonight, The Travelers Rest!  Could it be more perfect? Fiona, our ... Read more >


The Road to Rotarua

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 | Views [46]

Rotarua is located in the central part of the north island.  A 4 hour drive from Auckland through the beautiful countryside.  Arrived mid-afternoon to the Sudima Hotel right on Lake Rotarua.  Beautiful, as you can see by the photos but ... Read more >


Touring Auckland

Monday, 30 Oct 2017 | Views [93] | Comments [1]

Arrived late Saturday.  Excellent views of the harbors.  Decided a tour would be our best bet to get around and see the most.  Went over the Auckland Bridge to Devonport.  A small Victorian town, very quaint.  Largest marina ... Read more >

 

 

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