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Cricket!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cricket!

A travel blog entry by rich

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I spent Saturday afternoon and evening at the New Zealand v Australia ODI Cricket match and it turned out to be a great experience! Despite my love of the game of cricket, I had never been to a match before and so I was delighted to wake up to glorious ...

Paihia..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia...

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... with Javier, the Chilean guy. He is really nice and he enjoys speaking to me as he wants to improve his English. Before he came to New Zealand, he couldn't speak much at all but he has picked up a lot and he made me promise to correct him if he made any ...

How to Kill a Fish in the Face, Kerikeri, New Zealand travel blog

How to Kill a Fish in the Face

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... the sportiest of sportfish, and most people leave them because they are so dumb but hey, I had to cut my teeth on something in New Zealand. We soon were back in the boat zipping along to the Nine Pin. A massive steep walled island makes up the center of ...

I'm gonna eat you little fishy, Waikaremoana, New Zealand travel blog

I'm gonna eat you little fishy

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After a long, windy and very dusty drive we reached Lake Waikaremoana. This has to be one of the more remote areas of the North Island, but the stunning scenery was well worth the journey. We packed the camping gear and set off on a four day tramp around ...

Map Marker - No Text, Haast, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Map Marker - No Text, NZ Waters, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

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Walking up Mt John, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Walking up Mt John

A travel blog entry by rich

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I'd timed my trip to Mt Cook to perfection, as if I'd have arrived 2 days later, then I wouldn't have seen a thing. Jens and me kept looking out of the window and saying how lucky we'd been - all you could see now were clouds! We therefore hung around ...

Overnight Milford Sound cruise, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Overnight Milford Sound cruise

A travel blog entry by rich

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... but I wasn't disheartened as we'd been incredibly lucky with the weather, and it is definitely a challenger for my favourite experience in New Zealand. It was made all the more enjoyable by having Charlotte there too, and as we made our way back along the ...

Crossing the Cook Strait, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing the Cook Strait

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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We headed back to Picton Early afternoon taking the scenic drive through Queen Charlotte Sounds, although to be honest I didn't see much scenery as I was constantly moving the steering wheel from left to right at 20km an hour, trying to make sure we ...

12,000 feet high and rising!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

12,000 feet high and rising!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... of the lakes and mountains. The fact that I found a $10 note on the way back to the hostel was the icing on the cake! My list of highlights in New Zealand is growing, but it will take something extra special to surpass the skydive over Lake ...

Milford Sound, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Two updates in two days. This is unheard of! Actually I've just done a lot in the past two days between Doubtful and Milford. Today I woke up kind of groggy and wondering if I wanted to even get up to go ot Milford. Would they reschedule if I just ...

The Rakiura Track, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Rakiura Track

A travel blog entry by rich

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... a fry up on Saturday morning, hoping that it would give me an energy boost ahead of my walk. I have done a fair bit of walking in New Zealand, but this was to be the first serious tramp where I had to carry my main backpack. It did feel quite heavy, and ...

Puzzling World!, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Puzzling World!

A travel blog entry by rich

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I had a one night stopover in sleepy Haast, which I knew would be uneventful, but I enjoyed the relaxation ahead of Wanaka and Queenstown. The hostel had an indoor garden, and so I spent a lot of time in there listening to music and planning which ...

Just chilling!, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Just chilling!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... enjoyed listening to Audrey and Justin's flatmate Gordon...he is a really interesting character from Ireland, Scotland, Africa and New Zealand! He was difficult to understand at times, but his jokes were funny regardless! So the following morning ...

Our Indigenous Cultural Experience, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Our Indigenous Cultural Experience

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... next destination and irrespective of the weather we would spend a bit of time taking in some Maori culture. Rotorua is New Zealand's most dynamic thermal area with spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools. The drive from Taupo to ...

Dolphins..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphins...

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... down at one of Paihia's beaches. He really is a nice guy. He met a Kiwi girl in Auckland soon after he arrived in New Zealand, and so he'd been there for 3 months until she started acting "strange!" Needless to say, I could identify with his experiences! ...

Map Marker - No Text, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

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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 ...

Relaxing at The Split Level, Owaka, New Zealand travel blog

Relaxing at The Split Level

A travel blog entry by rich

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As it is still fairly quiet in New Zealand, the Bottom Bus only runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Therefore I had another 2 nights in the area before my next pick up, so I decided to move 5km up the road to Owaka, the Catlins' main township (although ...

Cape Reinga, Kaitaia, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by rich

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... his gun with him and he didn't want any potential thieves getting their hands on it. Unfortunately, car thefts are quite common in New Zealand, particularly at tourist hotspots like this one, so it was better to err on the safe side. We spent about 25 ...

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 ...

Lake Hauroko, Tuatapere, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Hauroko

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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On Sunday I headed off to Lake Hauroko near Tuatapere with Blair. Originally I planned on checking out the Clifden Caves, but I don't really have a good enough flashlight (torch). Blair and I ended up taking a walk for roughly three hours up the side ...

A derailed train!, Coromandel Town, New Zealand travel blog

A derailed train!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... dark, I went inside and got chatting to a couple of English girls who were staying in my dorm. They'd only just arrived in New Zealand, so I gave them a few tips, primarily the fact that BBH hostels are the best...I even gave them my BBH book. It's nice ...

Ireland on Steroids, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Ireland on Steroids

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... rest of our journey up the west coast as we have been told that is just unbelievably beautiful! We have already concluded that New Zealand is like Ireland on steroids, it is so green and beautiful, but everything on a much greater scale! Speak again ...

Apples, Apples, and more Apples, Motueka, New Zealand travel blog

Apples, Apples, and more Apples

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... bother me much, but I guess we're a joke around Mot. I've just taken care of my driver's license renewal, picked up my new camera, and looked into saving my old pictures from my mp3 player. Other than that stuff, I haven't been up to much lately. ...

The day we go to Whangarei, Whangarei, New Zealand travel blog

The day we go to Whangarei

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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Today we go to Whangarei. Here is where Mark's sister Vikki lives with her bloke Alan and their two daughters Monica (14) and Michaela (A.K.A Barbie, 16) They are all lovely and welcoming and Vikki, who is a hairdresser, happens to have a salon built on ...

Jumping out of a plane!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Jumping out of a plane!

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Work hard, play hard. After an intense few weeks at school, Jill and I were off on a girl's weekend to Taupo. We drove down after school on Friday night, a gorgeous drive. We made good time and managed to complete the trip in the light. We had dinner at ...

Rivers of ice, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Rivers of ice

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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The day dawned sunny, and I was highly excited! We were off to do a heli-hike on the Franz Josef glacier. A helicopter was going to carry us high up onto the glacier, where we would explore the crevasses and ice caves. At the heliport we were given boots ...

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