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Day 114 – 23rd July 2016 Saturday – Departure to Adelaide

Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 | Views [260]

We decided to have a sleep in due to our late check out. We had an early lunch before we left the Motel. We went back to the Botanical Gardens and went for a walk and spent some time looking in the conservatory and other buildings. Mum went back to the ... Read more >

Day 113 – 22nd July 2016 Friday – Tour of Christchurch City

Saturday, 23 Jul 2016 | Views [234]

We had arranged a 1 hour Open Top Double Decker City Highlights Tour for this morning. We drove the car a little up Bealey St where we parked the car and then walked for 25min to the Museum and I centre where we were due to join the tour. It was a lovely ... Read more >

Day 112 – 21st July 2016 Thursday – To Christchurch

Friday, 22 Jul 2016 | Views [229]

We were a little late getting up this morning and so it was 8.20am before we were on the road. We drove through Oamaru and stopped at Timaru at the Botanical Gardens for a toilet break and a cuppa. It is after 11am when we leave and it is a good 2 hours ... Read more >

Day 111 - 20th July 2016 Wednesday - To Dunedin

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 | Views [251]

We left Te Anau before 8am and travelled to Dunedin. The sky’s are clear and the sun is shining. The countryside is very pictures with rolling hills and nice green paddocks. We stopped and took photos of the sheep and cattle being strip fed on ... Read more >

Day 110 – 19th July 2916 Tuesday – Doubtful Sound

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | Views [290]

We were picked up at 8.45am for our full day Doubtful Sound adventure. We are driven by coach to Manapouri, 25km away where we meet up with the people who have travelled from Queenstown by coach. We pick up our pre ordered picnic lunch. There is no direct ... Read more >

Day 109 – 18th July 2016 Monday – To Te Anau

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 | Views [223]

We were up early and all packed and n the road by 8am. The drive to Te Anau was an easy drive. We drove through Jacks Point where the wedding had been held. We arrived in Te Anau by 10am so we visited a couple of tour companies. We booked an afternoon ... Read more >

Day 108 – 17th July 2016 Sunday – Day After relaxing Luncheon

Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Views [233]

We had a lazy morning. We did some washing and started packing for our departure tomorrow. I watched a movie before we headed off to the Wharf Pub for our last family function being lunch. We spent a few hours with family, talking about the wedding and ... Read more >

Day 107 – 16th July 2016 Saturday – Wedding Day

Sunday, 17 Jul 2016 | Views [206]

It is a nice clear day today for Ebony and Reece's wedding. We decide to take the drive to Glenorchy a small town nestled amid spectacular scenery including snow capped mountains and beech forests at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu. The local scenery ... Read more >

Day 106 – 15th July 2016 Friday – Exploring Queenstown

Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 | Views [233]

We woke up to a clear crisp morning with the mountain tops visible across the lake. It is 2C. We decided to walk into town to meet Gary and Lea. It only took 12min and was downhill for most of the way. Mum is concerned about walking back up the big hills.... Read more >

Day 105 – 14th July 2016 Thursday – Wanaka to Queenstown

Friday, 15 Jul 2016 | Views [235]

After breakfast we took some luggage down to the car and then decided to go for a walk along the Lake. It was drizzling with rain and a cold wind was coming off the Lake. Mum only managed about 10 min before she said she was going back. I continued on ... Read more >

Day 104 – 13th July 2016 Wednesday – Rain from Hell

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 | Views [191]

Well the expected rain came overnight and when we got up was pouring. I had had the worst nights sleep. We packed the car and waited until 9am before going to the tour office. Of course the walk has been cancelled and I was offered a place in the afternoon ... Read more >

Day 103 – 12th July 2016 Tuesday – Glacier Region

Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016 | Views [230]

On the road heading further south to the Glacier Region  by 8.30. Our first stop, at 10.30  was at Franz Josef  where we  went to the information centre where we had a cuppa before going inside. We obtained a map for both Franz Josef ... Read more >

Day 102 – 12th July 2016 Monday - Travelling to Westport, Punakaiki & Greymouth

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 | Views [314]

We were up and packed by 7.15 but there was ice on all the windows and we needed hot water to remove it. When we went to leave the park the boom gate didn't work as it was frozen. I had to wait for a staff member to come and toss hot water on it so we ... Read more >

Day 101 – 10th July 2016 Sunday – Blenheim, Picton and Nelson

Monday, 11 Jul 2016 | Views [307]

We were up and on the road just after 7.30am. We were lucky that there was no frost and it was a clear morning. I believe it wasn't as cold as yesterday morning. We arrived in Blenheim which is where Dwayne did a wine vintage a few years ago. We found ... Read more >

Day 100 – 9th July 2016 Saturday – Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura

Sunday, 10 Jul 2016 | Views [282]

We were packed and checking out by 9am. We changed some money at the Hotel as it would be too hard to go back to the airport to change more than the $200 that was allowed at the Hotel. The car windows were all ice and it took 10min to be able to clean ... Read more >

Day 99 – 8th July Friday – Flight to Christchurch NZ

Saturday, 9 Jul 2016 | Views [267]

We decided to go for a walk in the park just to relieve some stress. The taxi picked us up at 12 noon and we checked in at the airport with no problems. We boarded the flight on time and then sat there for 45mins as they had problems with the luggage ... Read more >



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