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Gallery: Poor Knight Islands

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

Diving
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Gallery: White Island

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

Active Volcano
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Gallery: Auckland

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Tongariro Crossing

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Skydiving - Taupo

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: White water Rafting

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Poor Knight Islands

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [470]

The next and final stop on our New Zealand trip was to the Poor Knight islands.   Yep you guessed it...another dive site...and of course another volcano, although this one is super dormant and long outside its volcanic prime.   The islands are located ... Read more >


White Island

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [529]

Our travels on the Stray bus are now officially over...bummer :(, Although i will say that we did go out with a pretty big bang and “the American's (and a Canadian)” will most defiantly go down in the story books at the Stray company.   Unfortunately ... Read more >


Auckland

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [454]

Not actually must to tell about this second stop in Auckland, but Gina will kill me if i don't tell    this one story...Soo here you are Gina.   Auckland's big tourist attraction is the sky tower, looking at it reminds me quite a bit of the ... Read more >


Taupo

Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [553]

Taupo is actually another big stop for us that we kind of underestimated.   Taupo brought two big adventure to the table.   The first of which is the apex of our adventure seeking death-wish of a trip so far....Skydiving!   Unfortunately, due to ... Read more >


Rotorua

Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [350]

Next up Rotorua, the first tourist destination in New Zealand and home to ZORBING!!!   More on that later!   Before we actually got to Rotorua we stopped by a little town along the way to fulfill our next adventure, white water rafting!!!   Apparently, ... Read more >


Maketu

Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Views [791] | Comments [3]

Now for some culture!!!   This stop is one of the big advertising points on the Stray Bus brochure.   Its referred to as their cultural stop and general good time and we were not disappointed on either account.   The general point of the place ... Read more >


Gallery: Rotorua

Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Zorbing/Rafting
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Gallery: Maketu

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Maouri Experience
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Gallery: Waitomo

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Caving
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Waitomo

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Views [549] | Comments [1]

Ahhhh...Waitomo...one of our most anticipated stops yet!   I'm sure anyone back home who knew of our trip has heard us talk about glow-worms and “black water rafting.”   Well, it turns out that black water rafting is the lame equivalent of a dark ... Read more >


Gallery: Reglan

Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

SURFING!!!
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Reglan

Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [802]

Our next stop in our north island journey was probably the coolest place we have been yet.   The town is called Reglan and i can describe this town in one sentence...ready???   The New Zealand government pays the inhabitants of the town to surf.   ... Read more >


Gallery: Hahei pt2

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hot water beach and dive
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Gallery: Hahei

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Cathedral Cove
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