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Conner's Big Adventure 2017

New Zealand

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NZ - North Island Part 3 - The People

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 | Views [601]

We were warned before we ventured North that the inhabitants of Northland, the northernmost province in New Zealand, are of a different variety. By this I am guessing they were referring to the observation that shoes and shirts are entirely optional, ... Read more >

Tags: football, kiwis, manganui, new zealand


NZ - North Island Part 2 - The Beaches

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 | Views [563]

THE BEACHES Tokerau beach is in the picturesque Doubtless Bay on the Karikari Peninsula, Northland, New Zealand. Gentle surf and gradually declining beaches made for a very safe play area for Conner. Even better, it took less than two minutes to walk ... Read more >

Tags: 90 mile beach, cape reinga, matai beach, tokerau beach


NZ - North Island Part 1 - The Bach

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 | Views [519]

THE BACH This “traditional Kiwi bach” was both homey and quirky. Surrounded by a wide green lawn and a massive wrap around deck, the outside was perfect for hanging out and playing. Also, there was a playground right outside our front ... Read more >

Tags: bugs, kiwi bach, toys


New Zealand - Getting to the North Island

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 | Views [575]

THE JOURNEY I was really looking forward to some down time on the beach and not having to drive anywhere after our fairly fast paced month on the South Island. Our next Airbnb spot was a small bach in a nice, mellow cove, away from the city, no hosts ... Read more >

Tags: driving, karikari peninsula, new zealand, northland, storm


New Zealand - South Island Conclusion

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [369]

THE CONCLUSION All in all, New Zealand’s South Island was an absolute joy and we can’t wait to go back some day. All done with the South Island, we had a leisurely breakfast at our favorite restaurant (the Darfield Bakery remained our ... Read more >


New Zealand - South Island Part 4

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [569]

NATURAL WONDERS New Zealand is so full of beautiful places, it truly is as incredible as it seems. Also full of hedges. Not sure what that’s about, but the entire island is covered in hedges. And I don’t mean cute ornamental lawn hedges.... Read more >

Tags: devils punchbowl, natural wonders, penguins, seals


New Zealand - South Island Part 3

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [563]

THE FOOD I won’t say it’s quite the same as Europe, but Kiwis eat out a lot. They probably have more cafés per square km than Alaska has coffee shops. New Zealand also has a much greater Asian influence than I realized before our ... Read more >

Tags: food, restaurants


New Zealand - South Island Part 2

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [577]

PART 2 - THE CITIES Christchurch is a truly fantastic city. It is green, filled with art, easy to navigate, and has so much to see and offer, even after the earthquake which was most humbling to see the aftermath of. There is an enormous park in the ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, dunedin, oamaru, playgrounds


New Zealand - South Island Part 1

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Views [407]

South Island, New Zealand Well, let’s just excuse the fact that I meant for this to be a daily or weekly journal, and then I will tell all about our adventures on the South Island of New Zealand.   PART 1 - THE HOSTS While trying ... Read more >


Photos: New Zealand - North Island

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery

Adventures on the North Island of New Zealand 2017
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Tags: cape reinga, karikari peninsula, manganui, new zealand, north island, tokerau beach


Photos: New Zealand - South Island

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 | Photo Gallery

Adventures on the South Island of New Zealand 2017
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Tags: family fun, new zealand, south island


Journey to New Zealand

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 | Views [414]

Let's begin in Phoenix, AZ. We left late to pick up the rental car (I don't actually know how to be on time for anything. Ever.) and then had a fun time explaining to the girls at the counter that yes, I actually did need the booster seat that we requested ... Read more >

Tags: fiji airport, flying, new zealand, travel

 

 

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