Travel Blogs from Amberley, New Zealand

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West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast, West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast, New Zealand travel blog

West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Next morning woken up by huge lorries coming up the road so decided to make a swift exit and head north towards Greymouth. Arranged to see Rochelle, the sister of our friend, Kiwi Chris (or just Chris in NZ), for lunch in Greymouth. First headed ...

Brew Moon, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Brew Moon

A travel blog entry by sallymead

... the road and our journey home via Bangkok, while the Hodgekinsons were getting ready to head up to Golden Bay for their summer holiday with their new caravan and kayak. As we were all busy, it was the ideal day to treat our hosts to a meal out so we all ...

Christmas!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas!

A travel blog entry by sallymead

... got one in just for Alan, which he had later), followed by a Thornton's chocolate mint selection and a chocolate orange, both imported for the occasion! A few games on Laura’s new Simon game and Isabelle’s Words with friends and ready for ...

On my own..., Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

On my own...

A travel blog entry by sabys_roadtrip

... fast taeglich von einem Ort zum andern bin. War mir die Zeit zum die Landschaft zu erkunden, doch ein wenig wichtiger ;-) In Amberley habe ich meine erste Nacht alleine im Zelt verbracht. Was platzmaessig super war, aber sonst ziemlich ungewohnt. Aber zum ...

Mini Roadtrip!!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Mini Roadtrip!!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... into town and picked up sandra. We set off north (last minute decision on way to go!) and went to a place called Amberley. Found a campspot.. and a playground of all things beside it! So chilled out around there and then went down to the beach for ...

Visiting Jos, Heather, Daisy and Margo, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Visiting Jos, Heather, Daisy and Margo

A travel blog entry by dstean

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My first port of call in South Island was to a little settlement called Leithfield close to the town of Amberley and home to Jos, Heather and Daisy who emigrated here just over 2 years ago. Ironically having traveled through the Caribbean, North ...

Christmas Eve, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas Eve

A travel blog entry by sallymead

... Island, whilst Alan & Laura cleaned up the cabin. We drove down to Auckland Airport with enough time for Isa & Sally to buy new shoes from The Warehouse. We then said farewell to the RAV4 which has served us so well for the last 3 weeks. When we ...

Boxing Day, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Boxing Day

A travel blog entry by sallymead

... Spa pools with various jets to massage your achy bits. So what if it was overcast with the odd spot of rain! Back to Amberley for another fabulous BBQ with local venison sausages and crayfish, chicken, steak and home grown salads. The kids have all been ...

Arrived!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Arrived!

A travel blog entry by sallymead

After a worrying start where the taxi company sent round a "normal" sized car for our massive load of luggage, and then the flights were all delayed slightly, we arrived safe & sound in NZ. Manchester to Dubai, Dubai to Bangkok, Bangkok to Sydney and ...

Final Days in Amberley, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Final Days in Amberley

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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... was to wait for Mark to get home from work, he'd had the car for the past 2 years and was an engineer for Air New Zealand so we thought he would have a more methodological process of looking for the problem rather than us just looking and poking. From ...

Wine, Beer & Earthquakes, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Wine, Beer & Earthquakes

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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... our own money out, with zero notice that they would start to do this. So we've had to open up a bank account in New Zealand. Luckily we have car insurance documents that have just been sent to Debbie and Marks , with our names on. Otherwise we wouldn't ...

Amberely, sort of civilisation!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Amberely, sort of civilisation!

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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... somewhere, in a completely new country... We did fine though and didn't get lost. We just couldn't find their house when we got to Amberley as it was almost hidden away. Eventually we spotted it, parked up and went to say hi to the family. It wasn't at ...

Welcome to Christchurch!, Leithfield,  New Zealand travel blog

Welcome to Christchurch!

A travel blog entry by donnartw2012

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Workaway experience #2 l can't believe I left my phone/camera in my bag today... Met Davinia and Hunter (age 3) at the airport at 11:30am. By 3pm, I've: •helped milk about 150 cows (wearing my borrowed clothes, apron and gum boots and still get cow ...

Leaving Amberley, off to Nelson!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving Amberley, off to Nelson!

A travel blog entry by christine13

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Woke up at 6:30 had toast and were on our way to the bus depot in Amberley. I snagged a $50 bus ticket on the Naked Bus! The bus was to pick me up at 8 and by 8:15 I was on route! Roads were a bit windy coming in to kaikoura, i must have slept through ...

Happy Farming!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Farming!

A travel blog entry by mjworldtour

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Aus geplanten 2 Wochen wurden dann wohl knappe 8. Unerwartet. Aber dafuer wirklich schoene 8 Wochen. Vielleicht aus Bequemheit oder weil es uns wirklich gut gefallen hat und wir uns mit Jess und George angefreundet haben, vielleicht auch wegen den ...

the beez neez, Amberley beach, New Zealand travel blog

the beez neez

A travel blog entry by botato11

... by a bbq using the meat pack Sharon and Dennis won in a raffle. a pretty fun friday night at the beez neez in amberley beach. g'day Sharon and Dennis!, haha and after all this partying, st patty's day is tom, haha off to melbourne though for ...

Extra Pics, Amberley Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Extra Pics

A travel blog entry by jimandpaula

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Some extra pics which we hope you will enjoy.  We really do need to invest in a new camera because our old one doesn't seem to do justice to the scenery; however will give you a little bit of an idea of what we are looking at. See below for extra ...

We are here . . ., Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

We are here . . .

A travel blog entry by hursty1554

Mornin all,  I am now in New Zealand at my daughters drum in South Island, Leithfield Beach. Weather here is late autumn, clear skies and lovely sunshine. Doubtful it will stay that way though. Arrived here from Sydney at 2230 Tuesday evening. We ...

Update, Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Update

A travel blog entry by hursty1554

... dreadful past when the local guy flipped his lid and massacred I believe, 8 people. It's the single worst criminal incident in New Zealand. On the beach at Aramoana at dusk, we watched yellow eyed penguins coming across the beach to roost (Well two ...

New Zealand, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by ttaylor

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6:00pm Sydney heading off to New Zealand.11:59pm landed in christchurch, Nz Made are way to familys place. Had a good sleep and then woke up this morning and went and helped out scott on the sheep farm. It was my calling he said.lol i was very good at ...

A day in the sun, Amberley Beach, New Zealand travel blog

A day in the sun

A travel blog entry by bruce_n_ros

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... Feb 2012 We set our Gentle Annie going on the trip from Hanmer Springs so the washing was ready to hang out when we got to Amberley Beach. We put Gentle Annie in the bathroom while we travel – it's a 20 litre bucket filled with water. We put in the ...

The Elephant in the Room, Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

The Elephant in the Room

A travel blog entry by janeandrob

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... agoraphobic in a room larger than 1.8 metres wide with a half metre walkway and Rob might leave you with a message from New Zealand: And a ps - seen in yesterday's paper previewing the final: "The difference between the rugby the All Blacks and France ...

Wet wet wet . . . . . ., Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Wet wet wet . . . . . .

A travel blog entry by hursty1554

... at the tip of the Mornington Peninsular. I don't know what is planned but it shows as a spectacular national park. We leave New Zealand at about 1430 on Wednesday for Melbourne Tullamarine. Sandy lives about 90 mins into the bush country. If anyone ...

Aramoana - scene of the awful massacre, Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Aramoana - scene of the awful massacre

A travel blog entry by hursty1554

'mornin all, We are back mooching again. This time we have gone south to Aramoana. Where the dickins is that? Its just 19 Kms from Dunedin. We could not be more isolated and peaceful anywhere. We are staying in No 3 Pilots Houses. A large wooden bungalow ...

Had to come back :-), Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Had to come back :-)

A travel blog entry by felixtere

Came to spend one more night at Neil's place - again had incredible lamb (actually his own). Thanks Neil again for great time we had with you and see you soon, right ...

Best welcome to NZ!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Best welcome to NZ!

A travel blog entry by felixtere

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... , fishing, having lunch...just GREAT!!...amazing first impresion of the country. After such a day, Neil prepared us a classic New Zealand dinner, LAMB which was from his own farm, very fresh and delicious, accompanied of course with NZ wine and ...

Time as a family, Leithfield Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Time as a family

A travel blog entry by hursty1554

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'mornin all, It's 1830 Tuesday evening. A lot cooler outside but dry. Still very nice, we are experiencing the colours of the trees changing daily. I took my hire car back today, as of tomorrow I have the use of Kerry's Astra. A nice comfortable car for ...

Attack of the Sandflies!, Amberley, New Zealand travel blog

Attack of the Sandflies!

A travel blog entry by keith.robinson

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... (even something think like polyester workout gear).  But as soon as there is exposed skin, be prepared. Many of the New Zealanders that we talked to joked that Nelson Lakes National Park is the place where the sandflies are bred.... and from there, ...

Close, but no cigar..., Ashley Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Close, but no cigar...

A travel blog entry by andyandkaren

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... his moaning about his sliced up legs all night.  On Tuesday, we went for a hike up Mt Grey.  Karen had bought a fancy new pair of hiking boots the day before in Kaikoura and thought it would be a good idea to break them in.  The track was ...

A whole lot of shakin' going on !!, Amberley Beach, New Zealand travel blog

A whole lot of shakin' going on !!

A travel blog entry by jimandpaula

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... we all enjoyed the trip through lovely country. On Saturday 8 October, Jimmy and Jackie had numerous Christchurch friends up to Amberley for a BBQ.  Well, you can't count on the weather gods and the day turned out rainy with brief glimpses ...

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