Travel Blogs from Twizel, New Zealand

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Stunning views of Aoraki, Mt Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Stunning views of Aoraki

A travel blog entry by rich

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... . I had the luxury of 3 days surrounded by such awesome scenery, and I was itching to do some walking while you could see New Zealand's highest mountain in all its glory. We arrived at the YHA at midday and it seemed like a lovely place, with spacious ...

A challenging walk to Meuller Hut, Mt Cook, New Zealand travel blog

A challenging walk to Meuller Hut

A travel blog entry by rich

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... and did just that. Again, I sat on a huge rock on my own, in awe of the surrounding peaks. There are 30 mountains in New Zealand that are over 3000m high, and Mount Cook National Park is home to nearly all of them - a great indication of the magnitude I ...

Rain, Rain go away, clear up after bonfire day, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Rain, Rain go away, clear up after bonfire day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... nbsp; We detoured off the main highway at Aviemore Dam which gave us a nice view of the Aviemore Lake the largest manmade lake in New Zealand. The lake was beautifully blue it almost looked fake.  We then stopped off at a salmon farm where we got the ...

Free Lakefront Lodging, Lake Pukaki, New Zealand travel blog

Free Lakefront Lodging

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Excited to move on, we headed southwest out of Christchurch in our newly rented RV.  Kiwis drive on the left side of the road.  So it's good that we practiced our left hand driving already in South Africa.  At 6.6m the RV doesn't quite ...

Onward to New Zealand - first stop, Mount Cook, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Onward to New Zealand - first stop, Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... without Jethro was too much to bear so without further ado we headed straight over to Cairns airport to try and get a stand-by flight to New Zealand.  We made up some cock and bull story about an old aunt in NZ being very ill but it was all to no ...

An Hour Old, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

An Hour Old

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... be careful we were covered in sunblock. After a good supping of refreshments we headed further inland. Our destination today was Twizel, a good rest stop and time to chillout (especially for Jen) before the longer journey over to Wanaka. We stopped ...

Exciting New Arrivals, Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Exciting New Arrivals

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and facilities, we spent a good couple of days clearing out the vans, making alterations and buying whatever necessary to make our new abodes more convenient and to our taste. We spent one afternoon in a DIY superstore with 'Bob' who kindly cut a few ...

The Southern Alps, Mount Cook and around, New Zealand travel blog

The Southern Alps

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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After the whale watching, we headed west towards the big mountains - our ultimate destination the highest peak in NZ, Mount Cook. On the way, we stopped first at Peel Forest, a beautiful forest reserve where the patchwork fields of the completely flat ...

Twizel, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Twizel

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Twizel in our entry from Kaikoura, New Zealand entitled 'The Last of the Cliff Climbing Penguins!'. Cheers, K & ...

Mountainous Coincidences, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mountainous Coincidences

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Twizting by the pool, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Twizting by the pool

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... up at 8am to go to Twizel. Lorna was not in good shape! She even struggled to sleep on the bus! We arrived in Twizel at about 11am. This is your classic backstreet, redneck, inbred town. There is definitely some inter-family activity going off here! ...

Walk around the redneck town, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Walk around the redneck town

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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After brekky we set off and did a smooth 10km walk along the Twizel Walkway. This walk took us by streams, woodland, open fields and snow capped mountain views. It was a really decent relaxing walk. It was all helped by some fantastic hot and sunny ...

Phew, What a scorcher, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Phew, What a scorcher

A travel blog entry by irax

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Up early and away on the bus to Mount Cook. I was rather surprised to find that our driver was giving a commentary on the way. "And now we're passing through the xyz suburb, part retail, part industrial and part residential", "The animals on your left ...

Blue Pools, road from Fox Glacier to Twizel, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Blue Pools, road from Fox Glacier to Twizel

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... dessus), ils en ont fait un petit film d’ « hommes musclés » pour la destruction. La route de Fox glacier à Twizel était très agréable, bien qu’avec beaucoup de tournants et elle a changé de la forêt pluvieuse et arborée ...

Lake Ohau, Lake Ohau, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Ohau

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Lake Ohau is a desolate lake village - well not even a village, there isn't anything other than two resorts (extremely far from each other) nestled in the valley of a stunning mountain range, overlooking Lake Ohau with Mount Cook in view out in the ...

Lake Tekapo, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... not being in the driving seat!! When we got to Twizel we realised we'd probably made a mistake not staying in Tekapo! Twizel was interesting!!!! The town was basically formed for construction workers who were building a dam in 1958 so there wasn't much ...

Nov 01, 2012, Lake Pukaki, New Zealand travel blog

Nov 01, 2012

A travel blog entry by spanglehatsinoz

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There's nobody anywhere!, Central South Island, New Zealand travel blog

There's nobody anywhere!

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Sadly the view of Mount Cook was spoilt by thick cloud and torrential rain...but we found some ...

Giles' happiest moment, Sheffield, New Zealand travel blog

Giles' happiest moment

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Second greatest place on earth (according to ...

13 km in someone else's shoes, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

13 km in someone else's shoes

A travel blog entry by rosey

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... time. You'd get all the painful up and down but only see the dirty glacier bits instead of the blue ice. Apparently they have this new 3/4 day hike that they haven't started advertising yet - this is the one you want! It gets you far enough to see the ...

bushwalks and bitches!, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

bushwalks and bitches!

A travel blog entry by vickz_2

so after an extremely long day bushwalking, all we were after was a nice, cheap, basic cabin with fully equipped communal kitchen, some plates and pots and pans. could the first lady help us? NO! would she allow us to use her phone so we could look for ...

Najlepsze fish'n'chips w NZ, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Najlepsze fish'n'chips w NZ

A travel blog entry by camer

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W okolicach Mt Cook zabawilismy dwa dni, pozniej wrocilismy na glowna droge, zlapalismy stopa do Twizel, gdzie oczywiscie z wejscia uderzylismy na f'n'c. I okazalo sie, ze to najlpesza rybka z frytkami jaka dotychczas jedlismy. Az zapytalem pania co to za ...

Twizel down to Dunedin - Out on our lonesome., Twizel to Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Twizel down to Dunedin - Out on our lonesome.

A travel blog entry by pollyali

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... you crying "whats so good about that?", but if you consider trying to find a internet cafe that actually sells coffee in New Zealand has been virtually impossible, especially in the smaller towns nevermind in Christchurch, so the idea of being able to do ...

Better Campsite!, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Better Campsite!

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

We arrived at Twizel and loved the campsite, at least the ground was firm and the area was shaded better - but of course you didn't get the great view of Mt Cook - you win some, you lose ...

Who needs a coat?, Mt. Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Who needs a coat?

A travel blog entry by nwillz

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Nick - Right, quick summary. We finished in Rotorua, caught the bus back to Auckland, spent a night and a day there before catching our flight to Christchurch that evening. The following morning we hired a car and drove to Mt. Cook, this is where I pick ...

Canterbury Trails, Lake Tepako, New Zealand travel blog

Canterbury Trails

A travel blog entry by thephibbles

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... the landscape. The scenery is unbelievable, it just doesn't seem real as you are driving through it. We are completely captivated by New Zealand already and we have only seen such a small part of the South Island. Lake Tekapo was stunning, the water ...

Oct 27, 2010, Lake Pukaki, New Zealand travel blog

Oct 27, 2010

A travel blog entry by cazza_macca

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Escaping Kurow, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Escaping Kurow

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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Kurow - Twizel 82.83km, Average 15km/hr Today the road was windy, it often is, I know this for 2 reasons: * My trusty guide 'peddlers paradise' told me * I saw 3 perfectly good hats by the side of the road I decided though with 2 hats ...

Blown away, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Blown away

A travel blog entry by richandvic

We had been in two minds about whether to bother going to Mount Cook, partly because we expected to see the same mountain range from the west coast and partly due to lack of time. But since we were so close we thought what the heck. The road up to Mt ...

Twizel and Mt Cook, Twizel, New Zealand travel blog

Twizel and Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by hanandvern

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... cook. It was really nice sunny and warm and cloud cleared by the time we got there so got some good photo's. Left about 5 pm to drive back to twizel tired from the walking and driving, and ate dinner before going to bed. off again tomorrow to ...

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