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Trip: Land of Adrenaline & Beauty: New Zealand

There are [40] stories from my trip: Land of Adrenaline & Beauty: New Zealand


Photos: East Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Gisborne and the eastern half of the North Island. The greatest presence of Maori influence is in this region
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Photos: Rees-Dart Track

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

A 5-day, 4-night physically demanding walk through the deep New Zealand wilderness but the breathtaking views more than make up for the hard work of getting there! This is my favourite track in the country.
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Photos: Motueka

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Motueka and the top of the North Island. I stayed at the best farm around!
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Photos: Great Barrier Island

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Two mates and I embarked on an amazing sailing journey on a seven-metre yacht to Great Barrier Island: an island with no main electricity supply, street lights, banks, or supermarkets. It's like New Zealand 60 years ago!
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Photos: Niue

NIUE | Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

The world's smallest independent republic. There are no beaches here; bring a sense of adventure!
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Photos: Southland

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Invercargill, the Catlins, Tuatapere, and the surrounding areas. There isn't much to do in Invercargill but I ended up here several times on my great journey.
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Photos: Dunedin

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
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Photos: Oamaru

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Oamaru, blue penguins, and the Moeraki Boulders
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Photos: Taranaki

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

The region of Taranaki includes Mt. Taranaki and any other interesting places, including New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, the Forgotten World Highway, and the Republic of Whangamomona
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Photos: Coromandel Peninsula

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Like everywhere else in NZ, this area is quite simply, breathtakingly beautiful!
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Photos: Waiheke Island

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Tonga

TONGA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Tongatapu; the main island of Tonga
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Mt. Cook

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 23 Jan 2006 | Views [816]

            Today was my 17 th , and sadly, my final day in New Zealand. I woke up at 7:30 and finished packing my bags, and then went down to breakfast. I sat with Lisa, Paul, and Rose, and had cereal and peaches. I’m going to miss everyone and ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Photos: Mackenzie Country

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Photos from 2006, 2009, and 2017. Lakes Ohau, Pukaki, Timaru, and Tekapo, and a dramatic scenic flight over the Southern Alps
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Lake Ohau

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 | Views [937]

            Today was my 16 th day in the Land of the Maoris. I leave tomorrow and it’s going to be so hard going home. I woke up at about 7:00 when our boat, the Milford Wanderer , started moving. The water was very rough, but it was cool. Breakfast ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Bungee jumping and fjord dipping

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jan 2006 | Views [2463]

It was my 15th day in Aotearoa, and my trip is winding down. I’m going to miss New Zealand so much when I go, but I still have three days left and plenty more to see! I woke up at 7:00 this morning and took my bags to the coach straight ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline


Gallery: Milford Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Queenstown and river boarding

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 20 Jan 2006 | Views [928]

            It was my 14 th day in Aotearoa/New Zealand today, and it was yet another adventurous one. It was my day to go river boarding on the Kawarau River. Last night I fell asleep at 3 AM, so Mike had to wake me at 7 AM. I got ready quickly ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Skydiving!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Views [804]

            I had another exciting and fantastic day on my holiday. It was perhaps the most adventurous day of my life! It was the day of my big leap! So, I woke up very nervous at 7 AM. I was worried about skydiving, but I knew I had to do it.... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Fox Glacier

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [891]

            I’ll tell you now about my 12 th day in Aotearoa. My trip is winding down and I wish I could stay! I was supposed to go on my heli-hike today, but the weather conditions were too bad. I got dressed and used my thermal underwear for ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Photos: Queenstown

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Adrenaline central! I unleashed my adrenaline in 2006, and came back to become a street poet in 2009. I've spent several winters here since. Gallery includes Glenorchy and the road between
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Glaciers and the Southern Alps

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006 | Views [817]

            I had another adventurous and exciting day in the other land Down Under. It was my 11 th day in this land of paradise. We were leaving Christchurch today. I woke up early and had breakfast as usual. I had roasted tomato, hash browns, ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Crossing the Cook Strait

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Views [731]

            My tenth day in New Zealand was another exciting one. So, I’ll tell you my day. Today was the beginning of the trip though the South Island, which is Maui’s canoe. I woke up at 7 AM and went downstairs for breakfast. I had cereal again.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Photos: Arthur's Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Kaikoura

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

"Kaikoura" means "food of crayfish" in Maori
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Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 15 Jan 2006 | Views [862]

            I had another adventurous day in New Zealand. This morning, I woke up at 8 AM, got dressed and walked down to the lobby for breakfast. There was no hot food at this hotel, so I stuck to cereal. There are a lot of cereals here that they ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


New Zealand dreaming!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 | Views [679]

            I would now like to describe the highlights of my eighth day in New Zealand. Man, was that a nice catch last night or what? I finished packing my stuff at 7:00 and then went to the lobby for breakfast. There was the usual stuff. Today ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Fishing on Lake Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Jan 2006 | Views [837]

            Today was my 7 th day in New Zealand. It was another beautiful and exciting day as well. So, I’ll tell you all. I woke up at 8:10, which was fairly late on this trip. I missed the walk to the mud pools that Mike was talking about yesterday, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Gallery: Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Geysers, hot springs, and Maori culture

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Views [2717] | Comments [1]

            Kia Ora! I had another adventurous and exciting day in Aotearoa New Zealand. Today was my biggest cultural day in this beautiful land. I woke up at 6:30 and we finished packing. I almost forgot my New Zealand shirt that I had bought ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Gallery: Roturua

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Gloworms and abseiling

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Views [2058]

            I had another exciting day in this amazing country called New Zealand. So, I’ll tell you all. I woke up at 6:30 AM and finished packing and walked down with the guys to breakfast.... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Gallery: Waitomo Caves

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Jan 2006 | Views [1014]

            My 4 th day in New Zealand has been perhaps my most adventuresome and most eventful. So, I’ll recap it with you. Today was my tour of Cape Reinga . Tom woke me up at 6:30 and I got dressed, brushed my teeth and went down ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Jan 2006 | Views [808]

            Today was my third day in Aotearoa. I’ll tell all. I woke up at 9 AM after my alarm clock kept going off. It was annoying, but, oh well. I finished packing and I went up to the restaurant and had breakfast. They had the same stuff ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing


Gallery: Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Rangitoto Island

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 8 Jan 2006 | Views [1000]

Today was my second day in this beautiful country of New Zealand, so  I’d love to share all. I woke up at 8:30 after being so jetlagged yesterday. I washed up and went up to the restaurant for breakfast, which was included in my ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Kiwis, Sailing, and Sky towers

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Jan 2006 | Views [999]

Today was the first day of my New Zealand adventure. I got off the plane, went through customs and got my passport stamped. I have three stamps now. While waiting in line at customs I saw a number of people from Niue , which is a dependency ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Gallery: Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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