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Milford Sound cruise

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | Views [1766] | Comments [2]

Chris drove us in the little red sports car along the Milford Sound road from Te Anau to Milford Sound this morning, where we took a cheapo two for one cruise on the sound which was really good. We were being treated to yet more fantastic weather for ... Read more >

Tags: driving, mountains, sightseeing

Wanaka and Super 14 final beers...

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 31 May 2008 | Views [1233] | Comments [1]

This morning we took the 380km drive down the coast to Wanaka, which winds along the coast and then inland between two huge lakes and mountain ranges... wonderful driving roads once again! On the way into Haast, where we stopped for lunch, we stopped ... Read more >

Tags: beer, driving, sightseeing

Christchurch whistlestop and a birthday spent crossing Arthurs Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Views [1183]

Christchurch is another city with a really nice feel about it, I will enjoy my few days here when I come back for the rugby and to drop off the campervan at the end of June. We took the opportunity here to have a good look around and get our bearings, ... Read more >

Tags: beer, driving, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors

Aratiatia Dam and drive drive drive!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [2003]

This morning I went further upstream past Huka Falls to see Aratiatia Dam and Rapids... The dam is opened three times a day in the winter, more in the summer, and is quite a sight. The area outside the dam is beautiful and quiet, and within a minute ... Read more >

Tags: driving, sightseeing, walking

Huka falls and spending dosh

NEW ZEALAND | 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...

NEW ZEALAND | 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!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [2387]

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!

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [2350]

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

Waitomo Caves

NEW ZEALAND | 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

Auckland and a friendly face from home

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [1110] | 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


AUSTRALIA | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [3496] | Comments [1]

Brisbane is another really nice city. I did plan on doing a few things from here, but time has been eaten up with nothing in particular and I'm more and more conscious of money (I'm spending too much!). I'm staying at another YHA hostel, which is not ... Read more >

Tags: onward planning, sightseeing, sport, the planning phase, walking

Adelaide to Alice... what a week!!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [2168] | Comments [1]

My tour from Adelaide to Alice springs turned out to be a fantastic week. As I said previously, I couldn't get on a tour before Friday the 18th, which was disappointing as I was bored with Adelaide, but it turned out to be so lucky as the group of people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals, history, mountains, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking


AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [1141] | Comments [1]

Adelaide is another nice clean and well organised city, and I'm glad as I am stuck here until Friday! All of the popular tours are fully booked out by the students who are on a break at the moment, and so this is the earliest I can leave... The YHA ... Read more >

Tags: lazing, sightseeing, walking

Melbourne to Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [6431] | Comments [1]

Yet another stupid-o'clock start and yet another uncomfy Oz Experience bus, but at least this time I had some companions already so it wasn't going to be dull! Our new driver was an older bloke called Bryan, who was a bit more sensible than Andy from ... Read more >

Tags: animals, beaches & sunshine, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, walking


AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [33167]

Tuesday morning Nick, Katie and I went and walked the city and used the free tourist shuttle bus to get around some parts of the city. The feel of this place is really nice, similar to Sydney with old and new buildings mixed together nicely and a very ... Read more >

Tags: animals, history, sightseeing, walking

Sydney to Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2100]

At stupid o'clock I was outside the hostel in Sydney waiting for the bus, and not really knowing what to expect from this trip. I was one of the last on the bus and so was sat near the rear, which didn't really matter as all of the seats have minimal ... Read more >

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

Last day in Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [1240] | Comments [3]

Today I got up and booked my onward travel to Melbourne, which is going to be a 7am pickup tomorrow morning from the hostel for a three day/two night tour down to Melbourne, taking in lots of towns and sites along the way. I also booked a YHA hostel ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, animals, sightseeing, walking

Blue Mountains and drunken Spaniards!!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [2426] | Comments [4]

The morning didn't go entirely as planned... I was rudely awoken at 5:45am, and quite possibly in the rudest way. Ever. Yet more joys of shared dorms I guess... although this story will be hard to beat! The Spaniard in the bunk above mine hadn't spoken ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, I should have known better!, mountains, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking

Sydney Harbour Bridge walk

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [4603] | Comments [1]

I slept very well and slept through most of the people in my dorm coming and going, but still felt a bit tired, even after a shower! I had a cheapo breakfast of cereals and toast in the cafe next to the hostel and got the train to Circular Quay, from ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, sightseeing, walking

On to Sydney...

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [1503]

My flight from Bangkok to Sydney had a pleasant surprise in store... I had been upgraded to Qantas's new 'Premium Economy' for the flight! I believe this was due to blind luck, as they are finishing their trails of it before they start selling tickets ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing, walking

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