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All very Irish on the East Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [883]

As we made our way back south down the Milford Road we made a stop for a longer trek up to Key Summit, so named because three rivers flow south, east and west to three different seas from the peak. Fabulous views and alpine bogs at the top.... Read more >

Tags: birthday, camera, camping, hostel, paddy, prison, rugby


Heli-hiking, horse riding and a country fair - Franz Josef and Wanaka

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | Views [1355] | Comments [1]

We spent the night in another DOC site at the end of Lake Mahinapua, near Franz Josef, home of its namesake glacier. It was really difficult to find in the evening. I had booked a Heli-hike up the glacier for the following morning and Claire ... Read more >

Tags: camping, fair, glacier, helicopter, horse, hostel


Greenstone and kiwi on the West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | Views [1090]

The drive was hot and uneventful back over steep Takaka Hill especially as we managed to avoid getting stuck behind a 2 trailer road train of powdered milk, Golden bay's biggest export. A quick pitstop in Richmond for more supplies, then ... Read more >

Tags: camping, jade, kiwi


A ferry through Marlborough Sounds and kayaks on Golden Bay

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 8 Mar 2009 | Views [1197] | Comments [2]

It was great to be back on the road after a work break in Wellington (work for Claire, “work” for me). We stuffed our gear into our bags and jumped in a taxi to the Interislander ferry terminal. The 3 hour ferry journey ( a comfortable mode of transport ... Read more >

Tags: camping, ferry, fruit, kayak, seal, springs


The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [2111]

Continuing further South, Taupo with its enormous lake provided a pleasant spot for lunch and catching up with internet and suchlike. We needed to keep moving so we carried on towards Tongariro National park, stopping ... Read more >

Tags: camping, fire, trekking, volcano


Maori in Rotarua

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | Views [624]

The next day was the anniversary of the day Claire and I had met a year previously so we were determined to enjoy ourselves despite the gloomy mood of Sylvia and Oli's unsuccessful attempts to reconcile. We took the front seats, yanked up the music ... Read more >

Tags: camping, maori


Camping & Tramping around Northland

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Views [1775]

We were all quite happy to pack up the next morning and pile into the car rental company's collection car. It took us out to near the airport and we picked up our green flash station wagon rental (MOT 26) with over ... Read more >

Tags: camping, forest, hot spring, rental car, wildlife



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