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New Zealand

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Huka falls and spending dosh

Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | Views [1540]

This morning I went back into town and made some purchases. I got a thermal base layer top, with long sleeves for the walks when its cold (and for skiing, which I want to try whilst here!), some thermal pants and top (lol!), fully water proof over trousers ... Read more >

Tags: onward planning, shopping, sightseeing, walking


Craters of the Moon...

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [2373] | Comments [1]

I had a much needed lie-in this morning, no alarm, bliss! After spending some time online uploading photos I checked out the FAQ's for the tandem skydiving in the area and found to my disappointment that the maximum weight for a dive is 100kg's. Back ... Read more >

Tags: shopping, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Waiotapu Thermals, Rainbow Mountain and on to Taupo!

Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [2384]

This morning I was off driving to Taupo, which is very central in the north island. On route I stopped in to visit Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. This place kicked the ass off of Te Puia for natural beauty and value for money for a visit. There is lots ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Rotorua sights and lots of walking!

Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [2349]

This morning looked like better weather, but alas the wind was still to high for a dry Zorb! I'm not too bothered as there will be other places to do this in New Zealand, and I suspect some will be more sheltered for exactly this reason... failing that ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


Rotorua Skyline Rides

Saturday, 10 May 2008 | Views [2296]

Today I drove across to Rotorua in the pouring rain. It did not stop ALL day and night, so I camped, updated my blog from the week I spent with Ringo and chilled watching the second Lord of the Rings film with a nice drop of local red purchased earlier ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, mountains, the great outdoors


Waitomo Caves

Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1408]

After a day in Auckland, being lazy, preparing the laptop wandering around some of the city and shopping for a few supplies I was ready to set off south. I drove 230km's today, through Hamilton and on to Waitomo, where they have some pretty good caves ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, sightseeing, walking


Driving at last, it's like riding a bike! The Northlands

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [1912] | Comments [3]

Today I collected my transport and home for the next two months. After a leisurely start at the hotel and another mahuusive breakfast we were collected by taxi and taken to the depot. The company I hired with are called 'Jucy' which I still find amusing.... Read more >

Tags: driving, history, hitchhikers, shopping, swimming, the great outdoors, walking


Auckland and a friendly face from home

Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [1109] | Comments [1]

Flying into New Zealand presented a similar ordeal as Australia in respect of their assault on anything animal, vegetable or mineral being brought into the country, not to mention that they didn't want to let me board as I didn't have a printed itinerary ... Read more >

Tags: onward planning, planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing, walking


Gallery: New Zealand

Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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