Travel Blogs from New Zealand

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The Catlins, Riverton, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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The Catlins were very lovely and provided perfect road trip scenery; rugged coastline, isolated bays and expanses of empty hilly landscape.On our little jaunt through we stopped at Nugget Point, Purakaunui Falls, Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay, finishing our ...

Feeling Hot Hot Hot, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... night it was. It’s not often in your life you will see such a thing when you live in GB however, being in New Zealand at a campsite by a lake with very little in artificial light for a few miles around we were treated to a spectacle of probably ...

glaciers and ice bergs, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

glaciers and ice bergs

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After popping to the visitor's centre for the weather forecast (rain and cloud), I decided that optimism was the best policy and set out on the Hooker Valley walk. The start was a boardwalk, gently sweeping up to the Muller glacier lookout and a ...

Back to the Bay-Again!, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Back to the Bay-Again!

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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We had said our goodbyes to everyone again, I think this might be the last time we see some of them for a long while, Scott was heading down to the South Island, Claire and Caroline would also start their travels soon. It was a good night, as you can see ...

Wanaka-time to leave, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wanaka-time to leave

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... called down and told the lady that he wouldn't have anyone speak to his staff in that way (wow management backing-that's was a new experience for me!!) and also explained that there were loads of jobs for the locals but they didn't want them and without ...

Canoeing the Whanganui, Pipiriki, New Zealand travel blog

Canoeing the Whanganui

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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"Fourth Dimension"

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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This weekend we tried a slightly different kind of adventure. With Karen, Alex, Stu and Keith, we chartered a yacht and took her for a spin out to Waiheke. The first day was glorious. We made an early start and reached Oneroa on Waiheke Island by mid ...

I'll make a fisherwoman yet...!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

I'll make a fisherwoman yet...!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... for one more fishing trip, a last minute recreation attempt of halloumi making, a family BBQ, and a trip to see the Chinese New Year lantern festival in Auckland, before waving goodbye to NZ and the family and getting ready to start my next chapter... ...

Goodbye Thailand, Hello New Zealand! (Sweet as), Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye Thailand, Hello New Zealand! (Sweet as)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... shops and cafes here is amazing (even better than NYC) and one particular guy at the till in cotton on introduces us to a New Zealand phrase that brother James had warned us of. The conversation went something like this: (while the guy at the till scans ...

The trip to Franz Josef, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The trip to Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Back on the bus again to Franz Josef. We worked our way down the west coast and stopped in Hokitika for lunch, I had a walk around town. There was a green stone factory/shop but it I couldn't find anything that I like- no that's not true I found loads ...

Auckland Sunday 19th Sep 2004, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Sunday 19th Sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... I started to hear bag pipes, the mo heard them so we followed the sound and in the middle of Victoria Park, and Auckland New Zealand there was a full bag pipe band, with drums. They were practicing as they enter a lot of competitions and the season was ...

Whangarei, Whangarei, New Zealand travel blog

Whangarei

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Leaving Russell in the late afternoon we made the tortuously windy but beautiful drive back to State Highway 1 to make our way south towards Auckland. We made an overnight stop in Whangarei where we managed to use their Pak 'n' Save supermarket and get a ...

First day back at The Mount, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

First day back at The Mount

A travel blog entry by rich

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... , I may have switched allegiance from the kiwifruit packhouse back in May! This travelling lark has improved my ability to make new friends a hundred fold, and I played table tennis in the afternoon with a German guy called Andre. I soon got into the ...

A Day Off, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

A Day Off

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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I had a day off yesterday so I headed down to the Control Gates to check out some fishing spots. The Control Gates are about 45 mins. walk from where I am and they connect Lake Te Anau with the Waiua River which then runs into Lake Manapouri. I was ...

Auckland 23rd Sep 2004- the big met, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland 23rd Sep 2004- the big met

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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At last I finally met all the people i had been chatting to on the inter net. I was great that everyone turned up and be able to put names to faces. I had a great time and there was a lot of swapping Email addresses and telephone numbers. Its strange how ...

Tuatuas..., Kaitaia, New Zealand travel blog

Tuatuas...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... on track. It was worth the risk though, as we emerged onto a totally deserted stretch of sand that must ne one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. Even in the summer holidays, there was noone else around... We drove along the sand for a few kilometres ...

Back in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back in Auckland

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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We then headed back towards Auckland. We stopped off at the massive Sand dunes and went for a walk along them. We camped up for the night at Pukenui again. The following morning we drove on to ninety mile beach for a few photos and then headed on our ...

AucklandMonday 20th Sep 04, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

AucklandMonday 20th Sep 04

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Today I managed to gate crash a free city tour; it covered most of the main landmarks in Auckland. Mont Eden was spectacular; the views were amazing it's almost a 360 view of the city. It was hard to believe that I was standing on a volcano. I had seen ...

Day 3, Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by rich

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The third day began in fine style, as I helped myself to the breakfast that John had prepared for me the previous night. Boiled eggs, cereals, toast, peaches, orange juice and coffee - I was set up for the day! I half hoped that it would be raining so I ...

Cruising around..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cruising around...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... was well worth it. So, in between cruises, I went for a stroll around Auckland and would you believe it on a Sunday in New Zealand...I had a roast dinner!! Don't worry Mum, it wasn't even in the same league as your dinners (and there were no Yorkshire ...

134 Meter Jump, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

134 Meter Jump

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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So from Wanaka to extreme central of New Zealand. Queenstown is a town where you can find any kind of extreme and there is something for everyone. The first day I started thinking about bungy jumping. Could I actually do it? If I don't do it now, will ...

3 Month Anniversary!!!!, Abal Tasman, New Zealand travel blog

3 Month Anniversary!!!!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... was made up for the fact that we were in this amazing coastal National park, which has supposedly one of the best walks in New Zealand, called the 'Abel Tasman costal track'. Its about a 3 day walk, that requires stay overs in huts. Would have loved it, ...

The Pikes tackle Mordor, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

The Pikes tackle Mordor

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... with very little fuss and we chilled for the rest of the evening. The journey was a hard slog, was unplanned when we arrived in New Zealand, and was totally worth it. The Tongariro crossing is one of the world’s best one day hikes. It isn’t ...

The South Island -The end of brilliant New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

The South Island -The end of brilliant New Zealand

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... (green stone), but we didn't find any! So after two nights in Barrytown, we moved onto Franz Joseph, situated in New Zealand's Southern Alps, where there is a Glacier that descends deep into the lush rainforest of Westland National Park. The Franz Josef ...

Kaikoura Part 2, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Kaikoura Part 2

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... plane in the hanger (by pushing it there) and I was given my certificate and driven back to town. I really want to do this again. My new path in life to be a pilot. I had a great day to day again a lot of firsts. Tomorrow I head back to the North Island ...

Te Anau - Via Milford Sound, Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau - Via Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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The Kiwifruit Experience, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

The Kiwifruit Experience

A travel blog entry by rich

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... in Portuguese. Incidentally, my Spanish vocabulary is now into double figures, and I can now refer to Diego as 'lazy' in a variety of new words! So I'm into a set routine now, and will continue in the same vein for the next month or so. Therefore, I ...

Auckland Wed 22nd Sep 04, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Wed 22nd Sep 04

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... from one of the islands, so the three of us headed downstairs. Base Hostels offer a travel service and they are trying to start a new promotion which sounds really good, all they really wanted us for was to bounce the idea off of us to see if we liked ...

Relaxation, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Relaxation

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Quick bus ride up to Christchurch in the morning from "tranquil" Tekapo to meet with some family friends. I planned to stay two nights in Christchurch and get some R & R in since I've been traveling around NZ fairly quickly. Haven't gotten too lucky ...

Perfect., Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Perfect.

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... cute boys we had seen on the street in the previous city. AND, the kicker, they're Israeli. Enter Avi and Guy, our new Israeli friends. They had a good laugh at us- two Jewish American girls who really wanted to listen to all of the Israeli music they ...

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