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New Zealand

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Road trip around the South of the South Island

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [1171] | Comments [2]

Met up with Claire (from the first Magic bus) in Christchurch and collected our rental car - which we nicknamed Tui- because it would take us from Christchurch TUI Queenstown. Spent the week travelling down the east coast along The Scenic Highway route ... Read more >


Gallery: Road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown

Monday, 19 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Wellington & Kaikoura

Monday, 19 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Wellington & Kaikoura

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Views [474] | Comments [1]

Last stop on the Magic Bus was Wellington. Stayed at the Cambridge Hotel with Lou, Ella, Dawn and Angi. Met up with several people that I had previously met when last here - Rob, Llew and Sarah. Called to see Paul and Virginia (ex-family) who I havent ... Read more >


Taupo & Turangi

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [459]

After Rotorua we reached Taupo - my favourite place in NZ. I spent the time here doing various walks around the lake and along the river to the Aratiatia Dam (bumped into my korean friends Bai & Ary who just happened to be visiting for the day).... Read more >


Rotorua

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [446]

First stop on the way to Rotorua was at the Waitomo glow worm caves. We went on a tour of the caves, first on foot and then on a (very) short boat ride. It took longer to get everyone into the boat than the trip lasted for. After this we arrived at ... Read more >


Auckland - yet again

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [313]

Having some spare weeks I decided to fly back up to Auckland to meet up with friends I have made whilst here in New Zealand. I met up with Anna, Anja and Bai & Ary. Its was great to meet everyone again - I even revisited my favourite bar O'Carrolls ... Read more >


Gallery: Taupo & Turangi

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Rotorua

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Auckland (4th & final visit)

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Kaikoura

Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [966]

Left Christchurch on my last Magic Bus trip in heavy rain for Kaikoura. All new people on the bus but I got chatting to a girl called Corrie from the UK. When we arrived at Kaikoura all activities had been cancelled due to the bad weather. Corrie and ... Read more >


Christchurch

Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [415]

Before leaving Lake Tekapo for Christchurch I met a girl at the hostel who not only lived about 10 miles from me at home but who also went to the same school (but not at the same time) - how small is this world? Arrived in Christchurch in warm and ... Read more >


Gallery: Kaikoura

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Christchurch

Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Mount Cook

Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [930]

Caught a shuttle bus from Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook. The weather here can be very poor, but today I had a warm and clear day. Climbed upto a ridge overlooking Mount Cook where I had lunch. It was very peacefull, just me and the mountains. It was so ... Read more >


Lake Tekapo

Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [514]

Decided to break the journey from Dunedin to Christchurch with a stop in Lake Tekapo for 3 nights. I am staying at the Lakeside hostel which is set in a fantastic location overlooking the lake. On the first night we had a Magic Bus BBQ which was a good ... Read more >


Dunedin

Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [398]

I haven't done a great deal in Dunedin, except a tour of the Cadburys chocolate factory. It was quite informative seeing the chocolate being made - there is much more variety here in NZ than in the UK. The railway station is impressive with its ornate ... Read more >


Gallery: Mount Cook

Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Lake Tekapo

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Gallery: Dunedin

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