Travel Blogs from Featherston, New Zealand

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In the words of Samwise Gamgee.., Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

In the words of Samwise Gamgee..

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... on the engine it gusted up again. Eventually I couldn't stand the waiting any longer and I decided we should go for it. In Featherston everything seemed a lot better. We edged up the pass and the wind seemed to be ok. We got past our layby and turned ...

Grim Up North, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Grim Up North

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... ; He duly took a photo of us putting up the tent, hopefully we will appear in his promotional brochure and encourage more campers to Featherston.  It was lovely to talk with Colin and we had a very relaxing stay on his site.  We checked out the ...

Kaitoke, Kaitoke, New Zealand travel blog

Kaitoke

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Kia Ora, am lerzren Tag ging es dann zum Ausgang des Parks, noch einmal 20km Wanderung. Die Pfade waren nicht uebermaessig schlammig or technisch schwierig, aber man wanderte zumeist durch Baumwurzeln, man muss also schon aufpassen wo man hintritt. Und ...

Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Upper Hutt

A travel blog entry by quiskal

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Mardi passé nous quittions finalement notre minuscule 300 pied carré. Nous avons eu une opportunité en or. Nous gardons la maison et les 2 chiens (Noobie et Jessie) des parents à Simon (le boss à Jonathan) qui sont présentement en vacances. Les ...

Blueberries y Comida Mexicana, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Blueberries y Comida Mexicana

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

... from California, and being fans of cosas Latinoamericanas in general, Sheila and I have particularly been missing Mexican food.  New Zealand, suffice to say, does not have a significant Latino population, and what little 'Mexican' food you can get ...

The Blueberry Farm, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

The Blueberry Farm

A travel blog entry by kstephens

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Well, I've now been at the Blueberry Farm over a week and loving it. The hosts, Mandi and David are great and there little boy Sam makes me feel just like I'm at home with my brothers! I've been here so far with 6 other WWOOFers from all over the world ...

Young Centaur wins the cup!, Trentham, New Zealand travel blog

Young Centaur wins the cup!

A travel blog entry by decemberchick

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... a bunch of guys from the hostel and we hit up the beach. I am happy to say that I have had my first proper swim in New Zealand waters! (The quick dunk under in August, yup, winter, and snorkeling in a wetsuit don't cut it as proper in my books!). It was ...

Hupper Hut, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Hupper Hut

A travel blog entry by knotty

We got up a little late and had breakfast before we left. On the way to Wellington Rob spotted a place called Southward Classic Car Museum (It's on SH 1 not far after Waikanae). It was huge and there were so many cars that we didn't think that we'd get ...

Wining, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Wining

A travel blog entry by lsteen

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... style buildings. We don't have any more room in our suitcases for clothes or shoes so we bought cupcakes to take to our new acommodation. Our new place is in a gorgeous old farm home. We have a lovely spacious room with a large bathroom that has lots ...

2 Days Basic, Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

2 Days Basic

A travel blog entry by c.donohue

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... our tour of the peninsula. Found out today too that the military disipline laws apply to us.  Basically, we've got to obey New Zealand laws the whole time, and extra army rules. Basically, this is so if we get arrested overseas, the army can get us ...

Bike ride on the Rimutaka trail, Rimutaka, New Zealand travel blog

Bike ride on the Rimutaka trail

A travel blog entry by quiskal

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The Rimutaka trail is a old railway trai. It brings you into the native Pakuratahi forest. There is several underground tunnels which are very scary! You need a torch to go across. La trail Rimutaka est une ancienne voie ferrée. Elle passe par la forêt ...

Waterfalls of Wellington 2, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Waterfalls of Wellington 2

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

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We had time this afternoon to investigate the references to waterfalls that a couple of geocaches had made in the Upper Hutt area. First, there was Jock's Waterfall, which was a small waterfall on a roadside that had a geocache hidden at it. ...

Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

Staglands Wildlife Reserve

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

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... , swans, and tons and tons of ducks of all varieties.  On the mamallian front there were pigs (including a breed brought to New Zealand by the Maori which are oh-so-ugly but pretty personable despite all that), donkeys, deer, and goats.  Most of ...

Tunnel Gully Keas walk, Kaitoke, New Zealand travel blog

Tunnel Gully Keas walk

A travel blog entry by kirksabroad

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Took Dylan (and Millie) on a walk with his Keas group and some Scouts units on Sunday to Tunnel Gully, a disused railway tunnel in Upper Hutt. Millie, the trainee teen, kicked up a huge fuss about going and having to hang around with a hundred six year ...

Cousin Ted, Featherstone, New Zealand travel blog

Cousin Ted

A travel blog entry by kevandrach

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We were on our way back to Picton and the North Island, our time on the South Island was nearly at an end and all that was left was Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Drive and maybe if we had time another trip back to Renwick to the Marlborough wine ...

So where is Gandalf?, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

So where is Gandalf?

A travel blog entry by doctormick

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So the whole day was given over to joining a Lord of the Rings Tour to notionally go and visit the sets used in all three films. I only just managed to get there in time thanks the to gale that was blowing up the main drag making it hard to make any ...

Stuck in Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Stuck in Featherston

A travel blog entry by iramsterdam

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So, here I am, 640kms from Auckland and about 80kms from Wellington. Stuck in Featherston...yeah...stuck... After leaving Waiouru I headed south through the little mentioned (in the guidebooks) region of Rangitikei. It's kind of sandwiched in between ...

The North Island, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

The North Island

A travel blog entry by gloria18

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It was again one of those crazy rides. Yesterday from Wellington to Featherston where we stayed last night. It's only about 1 1/2 hrs. from Wellington, but with hair pin turns & extroadinary ...

Oh Betssssssssssy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Oh Betssssssssssy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jen_and_dale

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On the road from Napier we phoned to change our ferry crossing and decided to camp overnight in Featherston.  Our crossing was at 10.30am and this was close enough to Wellington to finish the drive in the morning. Then ...

Wildlife Encounter, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Wildlife Encounter

A travel blog entry by dgregson

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... we watched Lord of the Rings and as we were driving to Cape Palliser I felt like one of the characters racing along the New Zealand landscape. So much of the film captured land formations similar to what we have seen over the past weeks. The views are ...

New Zealand Revistited, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand Revistited

A travel blog entry by joanneandjean

... !  Thank you for taking the interest in our Pacific adventure so far... Nearly a year to the day we left, we re-entered New Zealand. This odd wee country that is so kind and considerate that you never know who might be around the next corner to offer ...

Featherston camping and hanging out with Erik, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Featherston camping and hanging out with Erik

A travel blog entry by petebonnielaleh

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... couple of nights with, then quickly popped into Napier to have a hot shower mmmm, before starting our journey to Wellington via Featherston where we camped for the night. That evening, after cooking we got chatting to Eric, this lovely guy from NZ that ...

Day 11 - Bulls to Upper Hutt via Palmerston North, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Day 11 - Bulls to Upper Hutt via Palmerston North

A travel blog entry by awsome

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Left Camp site around 10:45 AM, weather has totally changed and it is raining heavily. Travelled some 10 Km and the rain had stopped with bright but cloudy skies. Travelled a further 10 Km and guess what, its raining again; weather so fickle!! Arrived in ...

Cerca de Rivendel, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Cerca de Rivendel

A travel blog entry by moreytere

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Nos despertamos en el pueblo fantasma y mientras desayunamos en medio de la calle, pasan algunos niños camino del cole. Hoy vamos direccion a un punto de informacion de los camping del DOC para preguntar si han encontrado nuestra mesa y sillas ...

Climbing a Mountian, Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Climbing a Mountian

A travel blog entry by angecrez

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So i started on my ride towards Eketahuna this morning from Upper Hutt at 3:30am, the idea was to get over the Rimutakas before the sun rise, it was great, loved it, got up the top in 2:10min, which i thought was amazing, and yes i did walk some of the ...

Overnight free camping!!, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Overnight free camping!!

A travel blog entry by swiss_tony13

An overnight stop on our way down to Wellington after a long evening of driving following the mamouth effort of conoeing for 3 ...

Not what we'd planned, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

Not what we'd planned

A travel blog entry by jonny-and-tara

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... intention to head down to Wellington on this day. It wasn't too far, just across the Rimutaka Range, about 80km.... no problem. Featherston was about 10 minutes from Martinborough, but they had a lovely little cafe, so i thought (actually no, I insisted ...

As New Zealand as Fush and Chups...., Upper Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

As New Zealand as Fush and Chups....

A travel blog entry by dan-and-beth

NZ – North Island After our change of plans due to our Sydney – Adelaide camper in Oz, we moved our flights and left Australia a few days earlier than originally planned. As a result, we got different flights and ended up landing in Auckland ...

MASTERTON - FEATHERSTON, Featherston, New Zealand travel blog

MASTERTON - FEATHERSTON

A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis

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... and Saturday. A very wet miserable morning, so we just stocked up our containers at the Binn Inn and headed towards Featherston.  Drove straight through Carterton, but stopped at Greytown for lunch, a wee walk around the Soldiers Memorial Park and a ...

ahhhhhhh, river valley, New Zealand travel blog

ahhhhhhh

A travel blog entry by davidromulusros

the tour stopped in a valley in the middle of nowhere so we could go rafting but it was too expensive so no-one went.  we had nothing to do so volleyball, cards and heavy drinking were the winners.  nothing else to ...

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