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Trip: The South Island, NZ

There are [25] stories from my trip: The South Island, NZ


Gallery: Back in NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Christchurch/Goodbye New Zealand (for now)

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [420]

We've spent five days in Christchurch exploring the city and getting prepared for our SE Asia trip.  It was a nice break from our roadtrip and camping, since we stayed in the same hostel every night (with a bed every night and a shower every morning!!).... Read more >


Gallery: A few days in Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Milford Sound & Kepler Track

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Wanaka & Queenstown

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: South

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Southland and East Coast Roadtrip

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [703]

Dunedin We started the roadtrip in Invercargill the day after what has become known as "My Incident".  Erin drove us to the "Niagra Falls Cafe" where I dropped off the wet suit I had borrowed the day before.  We had a cup of coffee ... Read more >


Gallery: Bad day in Curio Bay

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Roadtrip

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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WWOOFing with Dom and Frankie

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [1712] | Comments [1]

Dom & Frankie These two Londoners took a trip similar to ours about 15 years ago, even spending time in New Zealand as WWOOFers.  They were so taken by the beauty of NZ and the quality of life here that they went home to London, earned some money, ... Read more >


The Kepler Track

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [487]

Trampers in New Zealand all tell stories about the beautiful Milford Track.  It apparently has the best views - views that are so breathtaking you just won't understand until you've been there...  Well, Pete and I couldn't go there because the best hike ... Read more >


Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | Views [694] | Comments [1]

Learning to Surf, retiring from Surfing So Erin and I were driving through Southland, New Zealand with no plans.  Erin had read that there was a petrified forest somewhere on the coast so we went to check it out.  We got there around 4PM (at low tide) ... Read more >


New Year in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [597] | Comments [3]

New Year's Week , Queenstown Written by Peter (edited by Erin) Pulling into Queenstown we drove by motel after motel with signs reading "No Vacancy."  Luckily, being the productive young folk we are, we had already made reservations at ... Read more >


Christmas in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [489]

Christmas Wanaka On Christmas Eve morning we woke up to sunshine and sandflies at the Kidds Bush campsite just outside of Wanaka.  After a bowl of oatmeal (our camping staple), we drove through a cow pasture, next to the lake, listening to our only ... Read more >


Gallery: At the Stompe House

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: The West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Humans are Insignificant on the Wild West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Views [494] | Comments [1]

Karamea To get to Karamea, you actually have to drive south then north (making a big U) on a road that ends in Karamea.  It's not on the regular traveler circuit because it's not that easy to access, but it turned out to be our favorite stop on ... Read more >


Staying with the Stompes in Golden Bay

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | Views [757] | Comments [2]

Pete's version: Last week Erin and I went to a farm to do some exchange work (they let you stay for free and feed you, but you don't get paid).  The drive was long and remote, most of the time on a dirt road.  After 3 hours of curvy roads and bottoming ... Read more >


Gallery: Abel Tasman

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The Abel Tasman Coastal Track

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [1341] | Comments [4]

While we were still at home planning our New Zealand trip, Pete and I made lists of must do activities.  My list included kayaking along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, an activity that made the list after I saw a picture advertising the kayak trips ... Read more >


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