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Day 11 NZ: Whales, Walls and Water Slides

Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | Views [453]

Whale watching day! Perfect conditions for our hunt and in the end we saw a Sperm whale, Fur seals and Humpbacks. Very impressive, even what looked like a home made sonar devise to pickup the whale calls...But we found em and there was breaching involved! ... Read more >

Day 10 NZ: Spring Driving

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [450]

The loooong ass drive begins. SH1 closed due to earthquake repair so it's changed the route from 2 hours - 7 hours. But it's ok, our unofficial hitch hiker Sean 2 is going us for the ride to Christchurch. On our way we stopped off at picturesque Lake ... Read more >

Day 9 NZ: Ferry Good

Monday, 17 Apr 2017 | Views [405]

Up at 4:45, to get on the Interislander across to Picton on the South island. Good memories of Norway and the fjords. Quick stop in town then wine country, stopping at Moa brewery to cider, then Sean met us at Cloudy Bay. Sooooo nice just sitting in ... Read more >

Day 8 NZ: Dwellington

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [282]

Big sleep in. More rain but headed to Mt Victoria to have a soggy squizz at the view over Wellington. Then discovery for the rest of the day... Around the airport, cool houses all along the coast. Enjoyed a mighty fine cook up and gave us the chance ... Read more >

Day 7 NZ: Walking a cat

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 | Views [387]

Huka Falls - Amazeballs! The amount of water pumping through the skinny gorge could fill an olympic-sized swimming pool in just 11 seconds. Insane. I'll need to research geothermal electricity because it sounds really interesting...the river generates ... Read more >

Day 6 NZ: Thermo panic

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 | Views [413]

Slow start to the day. Walked to the Maori Cultural Centre to check the geothermal activity and a traditional Maori performance. The HaKa is more impressive when you have those tongues and bulging eyes right in front of you. Explored the village but ... Read more >

Day 5 NZ: Hobbit Worms

Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 | Views [385]

We were sad to leave our backpackers on the beach...but the ocean was a mess, the weather was deteriorating and the cyclone was due to hit our location at 2pm that day. Drove South for a few hours with radio warnings on repeat and hoped for the best.... Read more >

Day 4 NZ: Cyclone Falls

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 | Views [362]

Up and out: Shell checked out the Waitangi Treaty site while I walked the Haruru Falls trail. It BUCKETED down the whole way...so the falls were pumping, plus the trail included an Indiana Jones bridge and boardwalk through the mangroves, feeling like ... Read more >

Day 3 NZ: Lords and Ladies

Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 | Views [320]

Drove about 3 hours north of Auckland. On the way stopping at Wellsford for Wazza's coffee (Shell almost fell backwards over something in front of a truck) and then through Kauri Forest to see the lords of the jungle (world's largest Kauri trees). The ... Read more >

Day 2 NZ: Silos and super yachts

Monday, 10 Apr 2017 | Views [335]

Started the day exploring downtown on the way to pick up the Jucy. Discovered funky Viaduct Harbour - an edgy makeover to Britomart, an industrial garage revamped into minalist, hipster, modern spaces. Think Docklands with an impressive backdrop of French ... Read more >

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Day 1 NZ: Auckland

Sunday, 9 Apr 2017 | Views [360]

Excited to be discovering another country this year: New Zealand. This time with travel buddy Shell. Arrived in Auckland quite late due to bad weather leaving Sydney, so hit the hay. Staying at Base Hostel.



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