Travel Blogs from Auckland, New Zealand

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Roughing it is an expression, Not a Necessity, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Roughing it is an expression, Not a Necessity

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... find a campsite with Sky television, so we agreed that we would continue north until we found such a luxury. As we grew closer to Auckland and with no sign of a campsite with Sky, we decided to contact Tarun and ask him if fancied joining us as the lads ...

Gatecrashers, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Gatecrashers

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... ;that we will be trying to horse ride again whilst here. After we're done we travel through the rush hour traffic back to Auckland, ready for Mark and Dina to arrive the following day. Natalie's house is a very comforting sight compared with the tent and ...

Cricket!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cricket!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... he didn't flinch and continued the abuse! Classic! I learnt that there is a big rivalry within New Zealand between Aucklanders and the rest of the country. Auckland is home to about a third of the population and apparently the further south you go, the ...

5..4..3..2..1..bungy!!!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

5..4..3..2..1..bungy!!!

A travel blog entry by rich

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Today has been my best day in New Zealand by far! Over the last couple of days I have been trying to persuade the other BUNACers to take part in the Auckland Harbour Bridge bungy jump (www.ajhackett.com). They were a little hesitant to be honest, but I ...

Kia Ora!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Kia Ora!

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Well, here I am! I'm on Queen St. in Auckland above a Starbucks and near a McDonalds...so far from home. ha. Well my flights went well. The flight from Milwaukee was ok except for the boredom. At least I didn't have anyone to sit next to. LAX was ...

Reflections on New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Reflections on New Zealand

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... justice. The people we have met have been extremely friendly and have always been willing to provide directions and knowledge. New Zealand always seems to be forgotten about because of the big island just next door, but this island in the ...

Big Day Out, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Big Day Out

A travel blog entry by rich

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... on. It was pandamonium once their set had finished, as everyone made their way to the Orange Stage to see Fat Freddy's Drop, New Zealand's biggest band. It was like being in the moshpit, such was the crush, and the current simply took us through the ...

On top of Old Smokey, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

On top of Old Smokey

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... Before too long I heard the beautiful song of a tui, a common and very musical visitor to gardens round Auckland. Then a huge New Zealand pigeon dropped in, followed by tiny whiteheads, stitchbirds, saddlebacks and bellbirds chirping away. I don't think I ...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... mainly aimed at children, Kim and I unashamedly still had a great time!   The afternoon was spent wandering the grand Auckland museum, although all parties were starting to feel a little weary from a frantic few days of sight-seeing.   ...

Back in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back in Auckland

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... him a bag of sweets so he let me put in all on. Jackie had kindly said that I could stay at here house while I was in Auckland, which was great. She came and picked me and my stuff up when I arrived back in the big smoke. I have been in Auckland now ...

Auckland Again, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Again

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... money, for a pretty girl here too. Suited us fine as the drinks were bloody expensive. It's the killer Heels that does it. Jackie had agreed to pick us up the next day and show us round the parts of Auckland the buses don't cover. Another early ...

Why Wee in the sea in Waipu., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Why Wee in the sea in Waipu.

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... dives straight in, his head bobbing back up every now and again between jumping under huge waves. You can take the boy out of New Zealand... When Claire tells Monica that Jo isn't a strong swimmer and that we've never been in a sea this unruly, she rolls ...

And Then There Was One, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

And Then There Was One

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... the entire world without flying. The feeling that if I don't finish it now I never will hangs heavy on my shoulders. Trouble is, New Zealand doesn't exactly encourage saving money. Not only do they have a flat tax rate of 20%, with no benefit for low ...

Auckland and the Northlands, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland and the Northlands

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... was spent digging them out!! Our final day of the final road trip was to end at Mahurangi, about an hour north of Auckland, where V's folks have a weekend home.  We had arranged to meet V&G at a buzzing little place called Matakana.  ...

for the love of Buddha... what am i doing..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

for the love of Buddha... what am i doing...

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... incoherently due to lack of sleep and lack of decent food. (fish and chips, pad thai, vegemite sandwiches and a plethora of other new zealand foods which make no claim of having anything to do with nutrition...) you will pleased to know (as I am) ...

Oh, Aotearua..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Oh, Aotearua...

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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Hello from Auckland! We have only been in New Zealand for a little over 12 hours, and we have been wandering around this city most of the day, mostly trying to keep our eyes open. But we're happy to say that it's 9:00, and we're probably still due for a ...

Back in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back in Auckland

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... I'll grab a coffee in the morning, head out to the airport after that, then off to Thailand for whatever awaits me! New Zealand was a pretty fantastic time overall, I enjoyed the rather quick and intense bus trip around both islands. I've met some really ...

I'll make a fisherwoman yet...!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

I'll make a fisherwoman yet...!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... fishing trip, a last minute recreation attempt of halloumi making, a family BBQ, and a trip to see the Chinese New Year lantern festival in Auckland, before waving goodbye to NZ and the family and getting ready to start my next chapter... back to South ...

Goodbye Thailand, Hello New Zealand! (Sweet as), Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye Thailand, Hello New Zealand! (Sweet as)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... shops and cafes here is amazing (even better than NYC) and one particular guy at the till in cotton on introduces us to a New Zealand phrase that brother James had warned us of. The conversation went something like this: (while the guy at the till scans ...

Auckland Sunday 19th Sep 2004, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Sunday 19th Sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... I started to hear bag pipes, the mo heard them so we followed the sound and in the middle of Victoria Park, and Auckland New Zealand there was a full bag pipe band, with drums. They were practicing as they enter a lot of competitions and the season was ...

Auckland 23rd Sep 2004- the big met, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland 23rd Sep 2004- the big met

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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At last I finally met all the people i had been chatting to on the inter net. I was great that everyone turned up and be able to put names to faces. I had a great time and there was a lot of swapping Email addresses and telephone numbers. Its strange how ...

Back in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back in Auckland

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... one the trees, plus some of the carvings, tables etc are absolutely stunning. The last few days we have spent just outside Auckland in a campsite chilling out. Yesterday we Took in a flick in the cinema (Perfect Stranger - would recommend it) And today ...

AucklandMonday 20th Sep 04, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

AucklandMonday 20th Sep 04

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Today I managed to gate crash a free city tour; it covered most of the main landmarks in Auckland. Mont Eden was spectacular; the views were amazing it's almost a 360 view of the city. It was hard to believe that I was standing on a volcano. I had seen ...

Cruising around..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cruising around...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... later in the day. It was well worth it. So, in between cruises, I went for a stroll around Auckland and would you believe it on a Sunday in New Zealand...I had a roast dinner!! Don't worry Mum, it wasn't even in the same league as your dinners (and ...

Auckland Wed 22nd Sep 04, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Wed 22nd Sep 04

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... from one of the islands, so the three of us headed downstairs. Base Hostels offer a travel service and they are trying to start a new promotion which sounds really good, all they really wanted us for was to bounce the idea off of us to see if we liked ...

Final Destination..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Final Destination...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... and relaxing with a proper cup of coffee in Starbucks , I was prepared for the final leg of my journey... In New Zealand anyway. Many people have told me the Auckland is not much of a city and gets really boring after a while. They may be right , but I ...

Auckland life, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland life

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Day to day life has been ticking along calmly lately and I have got my residency for New Zealand, meaning I don't need to keep applying for work permits. And also meaning I am allowed to leave the country and come back! Being round the other side of the ...

Goodbye Aus, You'll Miss Me., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye Aus, You'll Miss Me.

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... said goodbye to Perth's great beaches. Goodbye Aus, I'll be back, and mad as hell...for some reason. Our flight to New Zealand went well, I didn't sleep much as I was too excited drawing up battle plans for the invasion and drinking free ...

A Change of Plan, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

A Change of Plan

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... were a little bit disappointed at being back in a big city as we have enjoyed the quiet locations around New Zealand. Auckland is the biggest city in the country and the surrounding suburbs take the population of the area to over 1 million ...

Meeting up on the opposite side of the world, Pakuranga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Meeting up on the opposite side of the world

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... , which I guess you never lose with good friends; no matter how much time has passed. Rachel and John (her husband) are in New Zealand for a week, visiting John's aunts and doing a little tour. If someone back then at the climbing centre had asked me ...

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