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New Zealand

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Hawera to Whanganui

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | Views [386]

We woke up with good intentions of making good progress and arriving in the afternoon as opposed to the late ones we had had recently. Food was running low so we went into the town centre to stock up, Alice was fine with PB sandwiches for breakfast but ... Read more >

Te Wera to Hawera

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | Views [343]

As we both 'forgot' to save an alarm, we, again, woke up later than planned. Once we were all packed up the incredibly nice, incredibly talkative owner chatted away to us for about an hour. He said he would be going over to Hawera at lunch time and said ... Read more >

Aukopae to Te Wera

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | Views [370]

We new we had a hard day and felt pretty rough when we woke up on the department of conservation campsite, had our PB  (peanutbutter) rolls for breakfast and headed out at about 9.  Everything we heard about the Forgotten World Highway was ... Read more >

Motutere Bay to Aukopae

Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | Views [303]

Reluctantly leaving the idyllic campsite behind we set off on a long 102km ride in the pouring down with rain. As we rode past Tokannu, the place we were suppose to cycle to the previous day, we stopped for a quick coffee and chocolate from a little ... Read more >

Taupo to Motutere Bay

Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | Views [364]

We started the day very slowly, as we knew we only had to cover 56k to get to the next stop so wasn't a massive rush. Checked out of the room, the hostel was nice enough to let us stay around and use the kitchen till whenever so we just sat writing the ... Read more >

Rest day taupo

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [306]

We enjoyed a nice late morning wake up at the very homely hostel of berkenhoff. As we had some breaky we read the messages on the walls written by previous guests, spotting that one had stayed here 480nights!  We spent most of the day chilling ... Read more >

Rotorua to Taupo

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [330]

We gave ourselves a later start, allowing us time to explore the 'best city' in New Zealand a little more and go down and walk on the beaches of the sulphur lake. The lake itself was like nothing I had seen before with patches of boiling water bubbling ... Read more >

Matamata to Rotorua

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [349]

After a good nights sleep and Bevan insisting we had a selfie together, we cycled to a nearby cafe and loaded on the calories wtih a big breakfast. Our arms were already looking pretty red and with the temperature feeling toastie, we piled on the factor ... Read more >

Huntly to Matamata

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [329]

The weather seemed a lot fairer today than the day before, it was raining on and off, but the wind had picked up a little bit. We thought it was a good idea after how close some of the traffic got yesterday to purchase some high vis jackets to wear over ... Read more >

Auckland to Huntly

Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [356]

Even though it was pouring down with rain, we were excited to be hopping on to the saddle and begin our adventure. Travellers we had met so far thought we were bonkers for cycling that far, but this just made us more determined. Spirits high we were ... Read more >


Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | Views [451]

After landing at Auckland international on the 30 Dec 2015, we immediately got some weird looks from people while collecting our luggage, hauling round a bike box and panniers trying to liase with bus drivers to get us into Auckland city centre with ... Read more >

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