Travel Blogs from Cromwell, New Zealand

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Adios 2004, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Adios 2004

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... to Stewart Island to build tracks. Either way I go, I only plan on working for about a month. I arrived Monday night in Cromwell. I stayed on a farm which the owners have plans to make self sufficient. All kinds of grapes for white wine, cherries, ...

A Jumping Pillow, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

A Jumping Pillow

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... two but the weather was so crap it didn't seem worth it. We did an about turn and drove on till dark and ended up in Cromwell. In the morning just before we were about to head off Kevin called me outside and said he had a surprise for me. I wasn’t ...

Over Lindis Pass The Right Way, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Over Lindis Pass The Right Way

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... had bad news however – it had closed down. Never mind - we got back on the bikes and flew through the 18 miles to Cromwell in 1 hr and 20 mins. The thought of another Top 10 Campsite waiting for us kept the wheels turning and when we arrived it was ...

Exploring farm stays and laboring in fruit packing, Central Otago, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring farm stays and laboring in fruit packing

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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It's been a long time since my last entry so here we go with a update. My last farm stay was in the beautiful Takamatua Valley on the Banks Peninsula where I stayed with Mike and Georgie. Here, I worked with Mike in the garden, went for walks to Akaroa, ...

Wanaka - SKYDIVE day!!! & Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka - SKYDIVE day!!! & Cromwell

A travel blog entry by woodgeandfidge

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... so as soon as I can upload to the blog you can all have a laugh at our expense- lots of g force faces : ) We headed to Cromwell which is in Central Otago and visited the farmers market before wine tasting for the afternoon which was a great way to end a ...

Cromwell Hourse races, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Cromwell Hourse races

A travel blog entry by yam_cina

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... site does not like Hebrew I found the need to write in English, sorry for all Hebrew readers. I've been to the races in Cromwell that was a lovely day even with the rain and the bad weather. I watch some races with my friends from work and had fun. ...

The Kerry Trio arrive for shenagians!!, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

The Kerry Trio arrive for shenagians!!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So Joleen, Vivienne and Jonathan (viv's bro) arrived down to cromwell... Joleen just for a hollier for a cupla weeks, and viv and jonathan arrived down to start workin with the resta us here in cromwell.. Of course we had to have a few ...

revisiting cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

revisiting cromwell

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So decided to stop off and visit a few mates in cromwell on my way back up through there..  So called into the pub and had a few pints with somea the staff there that used to know and then caught up with some other mates too and crashed there for the ...

Happy Birthday Mel!!, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Birthday Mel!!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... Also caught up with marc (my brother) whilst there which was good, and then after a big feed we hit the road again for cromwell.. Back home, a quick shower and it was up to the vic to meet up with the resta the crew that were already there and ...

A visit to The Vic, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

A visit to The Vic

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So a lotta people woke up a bit hungover today... Joint decision was go to the pub and cure it..!! We headed up the main road on foot, and stopped into a fruit and cidery place.. they done fresh juices and homemade icecreams... now it might have been ...

Working once more, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Working once more

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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Right so got sorted with work again.. not all 8 of us work together anymore thou.. 6 with one company and 2 with another..  Grand thou, hourly pay for vineyard work.. also gettn some travel expenses - happy days!! Anyway, theres a cupla picts of ...

Bendigo Ghost Town: a former mining settlement, Bendigo, New Zealand travel blog

Bendigo Ghost Town: a former mining settlement

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... stop in between to explore some stuff off the beaten tourist path. My guidebook included a short trip to a ghost town from New Zealand's gold mining boom years. Bendigo the name of the former mining settlement was once the largest mining success story in ...

Tattoo and Piercing Show in The Vic!, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Tattoo and Piercing Show in The Vic!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... to get new piercings, al was in two minds about a tattoo, but in the end, mel got her tongue pierced, and i got a new eyebrow piercing!  Happy days!! After getting it done, i did my usual blackout for a little bit, but was delighted all the ...

Cromwell for New Year's Eve, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Cromwell for New Year's Eve

A travel blog entry by kim711

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... only 8:30, we opt for some spa time, and I take a nap, planning to get up later for whatever passes for New Year's festivities in Cromwell. Scott makes for the bar, where he makes friends and meets many of the folks that are here for a wedding reception, ...

Random Walk, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Random Walk

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So after work went on a random walk around the backroads of Cromwell.. went up into the mountains northwest of where we stay in the chalets.. Was approaching dusk, so was lovely colour wise in the sky, but meant could only buzz around for maybe an ...

5 days to go, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

5 days to go

A travel blog entry by bowenfamily

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Well Jase has finished work and now we are getting all the last minute things done and getting packed up. Moving our stuff into storage. Counting down the hours until we ...

Snowy Times, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Snowy Times

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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Went to work and about 12.30 we got sent off home as it was snowing buckets!!  Shitloads of it fell in fa time..!!  Deadly.. And so began the start of a 4 day weekend!  :-) Wernt able to work in the amount of snow that'd fallen.. no ...

Some card games and a few quiet drinks at home, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Some card games and a few quiet drinks at home

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So a quiet friday night in entails a lota games of cards and a few drinks to go with it.... couse it doesnt stay quiet but it was a good night! The friday was a night in coz the day to follow was going to be a big session at the local vic, where a ...

Akaroa to Queenstown, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Akaroa to Queenstown

A travel blog entry by 3bybike

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... The pictures say it all, the views are simply breathtaking. Mt. Cook, named of course after Captain James Cook who "discovered" New Zealand and Australia (among countless other things worthy of having a mountain named after you), is more than a little bit ...

I go riding on my bike, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

I go riding on my bike

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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... . into my bursting panniers I left my friends who where catching a shuttle to Dunedin and flying back to Wellington, while I cycled on to Cromwell. We are going to keep in touch and I very much hope I'll be able to do more walking/biking with them. They ...

The time is upon us, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

The time is upon us

A travel blog entry by bowenfamily

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Well today we start our journey. Kids are very excited and driving us nuts with Crazy Frog of all things. Just waiting for our ride to the airport to arrive. Be in Auckland ...

Christchurch to Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch to Cromwell

A travel blog entry by comfortsontour

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... get online and read the news again and catch up with whats been going on in the world, as well as read a little about the New Zealand population make up Maori, Fijian, Samoan, and Hawaiian etc - a very interesting and diverse place. Tomorrow we head to a ...

No wine no shine, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

No wine no shine

A travel blog entry by graeme_sarah

... of the right direction to head in, we decided to head as far south as possible before dark and we wearily pulled up at Cromwell in Central Otago a couple of hours later, the plan being that in the worst case scenario we could spend the day 'looking ...

Omarama to Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Omarama to Cromwell

A travel blog entry by maysy

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... of putrid air while struggling up a mountain on a bike is not much fun. In spite of what the books say about cycling in New Zealand the views do not make it any less painful!! That said I felt like could cycle anything after getting up the pass in one ...

Wine Not? *gin*, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Wine Not? *gin*

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... en route was Omarama for groceries and ice (for salmon mostly), then we enjoyed the most stunning scenery from Omarama to Cromwell, which is the entrance to Central Otago, vineyard country famous for Pinot Noir. We stopped at the liquor store in Cromwell ...

Minus 7 at work??!, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Minus 7 at work??!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So it was a poxyily cold day at work and the frost in the air just froze to everything in sight.. Even carmels hair got frosted... Turned into the ice queen for a small while!! Thank fuk the jax was about a half hour walk roundtrip.. meself and the ...

Getting ready, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Getting ready

A travel blog entry by bowenfamily

Well it's less than two weeks to go and everything is starting to fall into place. Can't wait to see my family. This is just to make sure this blog thing works and y'all can view ...

Central Otago Wine Tasting, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Central Otago Wine Tasting

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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... away from our campsite. When we went to Cromwell town for some practicalities we found a great kayaking opportunity; I kayaked from Old Cromwell to the campsite in Bannockburn. It took an hour of hard work but was fun. The rest of our time was ...

The changing skys of Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

The changing skys of Cromwell

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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As the title seys,.... the changing skys.  Loved the changability of the sky today - and seen as was at work and not acturally all to arsed doing too much... I took a few picts!!  ...

Manapouri to Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri to Cromwell

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... need? This is known as one of the great NZ walks and its easy to see why. After the walk we head off via Queenstown to Cromwell where, we arrive rather late and, rather than search out a campsite, we camp in the car park in the centre of town. In the ...

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