Travel Blogs from Nelson, New Zealand

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Packing the fish..., Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Packing the fish...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... it was a nice surprise to find a Japanese girl up on Wednesday night. Rie speaks quite good English considering she's only been in New Zealand for 2 months, and I helped her with the CV that she was writing. She said I was a good teacher! She was ...

Playing games with Rie!, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Playing games with Rie!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... my journey to the bottom of the South Island will begin, stopping briefly in Christchurch to see Yumi one last time before she leaves on Friday. So, I've had an enjoyable 4 weeks in Nelson, but I'm now ready to explore some other areas of New ...

Sealord, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Sealord

A travel blog entry by rich

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... be able to relax in the sun on what turned out to be a scorcher of a weekend - hopefully 'winter' has passed! I went to Nelson's market on Saturday morning with Elaine, and browsed the vast number of stalls on show. Then in the afternoon I spent a few ...

Not more seafood...!!, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Not more seafood...!!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... some stage as we keep in touch via text messages, but this was yet another coincidence that is the norm whilst travelling in New Zealand. Unfortunately Shortbread Cottage, being a small hostel, was booked up for the following few days so Jacco had to go ...

TROGDOR has left the Island, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

TROGDOR has left the Island

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Lambert Quay & headed back to TROGDOR Ferry crossing certainly better than Bass Strait (warmer for a start) Walked around Picton, not much here Scenic Queen Charlotte(sp?) Drive to Nelson Chatted to resident Japanese long termers ...

Sun drenched Abel Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Sun drenched Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by rich

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... 't even squeeze in a dessert! I had an early night ahead of our (small) journey to Picton the next day. We were going to do a 2 day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track, and I was looking forward to it because it remains my favourite walk in New ...

In a routine..., Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

In a routine...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... for over 9 weeks now. He will go to Australia in 2 weeks, then back to Chile, meaning that his entire experience of New Zealand's magnificent South Island will have been limited to one place...Nelson! It baffles me why he doesn't just finish work early ...

The Nature Splendour of Abel Tasman Marine Park, Marahau, New Zealand travel blog

The Nature Splendour of Abel Tasman Marine Park

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... our drop off point.    The water taxi sped off and made a quick stop at one of the most photographed rocks in New Zealand, Split apple rock. A giant boulder that rests on a pile of rocks that was split right down the middle by the elements, It ...

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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We spent a lovely day playing around in Nelson, hitting the shops, the city museum and the cathedral. A lovely way to end our time on wonderful South ...

The return of Jorge!, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

The return of Jorge!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... a while.  Anyways, he couldn't catch up to me in SE Asia so he and Donkey went ahead and had been waiting for me in New Zealand at this farmer's market!  It was a heartfelt reunion and the two of them decided that we had to celebrate so we went ...

New Zealand - The South Island, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - The South Island

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... God's gift to mankind and very minimal shopping for a couple of non-bulky, practical gifts for giving Christmas morning. In typical New Zealand fashion, people we have never met (family of friends back home) have invited us over for a Christmas BBQ on ...

28 Days Later, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

28 Days Later

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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and I'm back. While I was apple thinning in Mot, I was told about a certain job that sounded interesting to me. It no longer does. I've been at sea for the last month squid fishing. We came into port yesterday in Dunedin and we did about half the ...

The Sunshine Capital of New Zealand, Nelson/Richmond, New Zealand travel blog

The Sunshine Capital of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... at Nelson at lunchtime, but our heads were still sleeping back in Picton, so we booked into a campsite in Richmond, which was about 5km from Nelson and parked up for the day. We were in no mood for anything, so we had a DVD day in the van (with blinds ...

Paradiso, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Paradiso

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... of BC with the trees and mountains. It is very different from the rolling green hills of the North Island. We finally got to Nelson and it is a pretty regular place. Booked into a great hostel called the Paradiso and I have spent the last 2 days ...

Ferries and Busses and Hills, Oh My., Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Ferries and Busses and Hills, Oh My.

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... then cutting across to go back up to Christchurch by way of Dunedin. Which brings me to my next point--- if you've been to New Zealand (especially Abel Tasman!)--- write us an email and give us some advice! We have about 3 weeks left, and there is just ...

Abel Tasman...again!, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman...again!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... . I took a photo of the two of us and I promised to keep in touch, and we'll definitely meet again before I leave New Zealand. Cobain was understandably tired after another day at the seafood factory, so he went back to his flat shortly before 1am. Rie ...

Everything you know is wrong..., Picton and Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Everything you know is wrong...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... roads, with the occassional passing lane - motorways are limited to the big cities! Buller Gorge has the longest swingbridge in New Zealand, and I was persuaded to take the "Superman" option to return. The walk across was nice enough - looking down on ...

Hitching, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Hitching

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... thumbs. After a while, we dropped by a grocery store for some snacks and went back to it. We eventually got a lift to Nelson, a decently large town a couple of hours away. When we got there it was heading toward sundown, but we decided to attempt to grab ...

Hello sunshine!!, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Hello sunshine!!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Thank god - sun again!! Me and Lee arrived in Nelson in the afternoon to be greeted by a lovely day. No wind either, which seemed a little unusual after windy Wellington. When we got off the bus we were confronted by about 6 different people from ...

Hiking NZ, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Hiking NZ

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Two day hike, but a rather longish one. Nice alpine views and lots of new aquaintances.  ***   WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! Support my appeal 100 GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL! Donate at: ...

Nelson,sun,swimming and Bloody mozzies, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson,sun,swimming and Bloody mozzies

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... the stuff he would need for 4 days in the middle of nowhere. He also very kindly helped me move hostel. When I had come to Nelson the bus had stopped at a hostel just outside of the town to pick two girls up. The Paradiso looked amazing and I wanted to ...

The tales from Golden Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The tales from Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... a thick wooded forest, dark and shadowy. We passed a very black tannin stained pond, rumoured to be the home of the legendary New Zealand giant apple snails… But sadly we did not see one slime its way past. We continued on towards our destination, ...

A Black Out, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

A Black Out

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... a decent movie. Other than that I did the Matai River Walk and met up with Kiwi Matt (not to be confused with English Matt). Nelson is actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be. We went to Richmond yesterday to see a show. There was a skate ...

Reluctantly leave Renwick, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Reluctantly leave Renwick

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... amazing houses outside. Think it would be a great place to live - but is not as warm as Oz! After a wander around Nelson for a while and buying a ticket for the lottery (jackpot biggest ever at 17.5 million) we headed further n/w towards Abel Tasman ...

Trafalgar Celebrations, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Trafalgar Celebrations

A travel blog entry by rich

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... nice! As my diary was free, I asked Stuart if he wanted to go for a few games of pool - he'd only returned to Nelson the previous day and was eager to avenge the previous week's defeat! Despite pledging to drink cokes, he couldn't resist the backpacker ...

Hanggliding, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Hanggliding

A travel blog entry by rich

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The highlight of an otherwise week in Nelson was definitely my hanggliding experience. I'd never really considered doing it, but speaking to Kim and Donna had persuaded me to splash out. Stuart was also a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so we decided to go ...

One Hubcap Down, Three to Go, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

One Hubcap Down, Three to Go

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... free (!) scrumptious vegetable soup. Now, we are off to do more hiking ("tramping" here in NZ) in Nelson Lakes and hopefully along one of New Zealand's hikes known as the "Great Walks," Heaphy Track. Hope everyone is doing well, we'll talk to ...

Swinging Through, Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Swinging Through

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... who happened to own a motel here. With all their rooms booked out we gratefully accepted space on their son's bedroom floor for the night while we saw in the New Year with an Israeli Family in Nelson New Zealand. Not one I'm gonna forget anytime ...

Back on familiar ground..., Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Back on familiar ground...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... went into the centre of Westport, where another little tiff arose! It was shortlived though, and we were soon on the road to Nelson. The scenery changed as we made our way inland, and we were surrounded by dense forests and rivers for the entire 3 hour ...

Our Expectations Are Exceeded in NZ's South Island, Christchurch and Nelson, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Our Expectations Are Exceeded in NZ's South Island

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... from varying distances. On the way back get some video footage of friendly pods of Dusky Dolphins! Leave Kaikoura at 12pm for Nelson, stopping for Hokey Pokey & Yummy Gummy ice creams on the way. Get the last cabin at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park and chill ...

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