Travel Blogs from Christchurch, New Zealand

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Nice to see Yüh again, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Nice to see Yüh again

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Greymouth to Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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New Zealand - Canterbury region, Kaikoura, Akaroa etc, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - Canterbury region

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... . The first of these attractions that we visited was the town of Akaroa (touted as the French Riviera of New Zealand), 1.5 hours from Christchurch. The main reason for visitors to make the journey out to this small coastal town buried deep into the ...

Being a tourist, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Being a tourist

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So after a brilliant nights sleep in a comfy, comfy bed we get up and decide today we will spend the day as tourists with George and Jazz as our guides. The plan is to chuck us all in the Big Fella and drive to Birdling Flats which has a lovely pebble ...

Christchurch today, gone tomorrow, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch today, gone tomorrow

A travel blog entry by irax

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I bought a Lonely Planet for New Zealand in the airport and failed miserably to read it on the plane, instead I just snoozed big time. I woke up just in time to get the best view of Mount Cook not long before we came into land, looks fantastic. Once I ...

Wildlife Special, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Wildlife Special

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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What a time we're having in Kaikoura! After a great relaxing and catching up evening in Mary and Lester's, and a wholesome meal and warm comfortable, non-dorm bed, it was up early again and off to Kaikoura. With the upgrade we did to Stray, they ...

The NZ views don't stop!, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

The NZ views don't stop!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... car tires.  We go on a short hunt for the elusive animal but come up empty handed and start the descent to Christchurch.  I did, however, manage to pick up a hitch hiker named Yanus from Austria for the trip into Christchurch. The city looks ...

wheres the penguins and back home, East coast drive up to Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

wheres the penguins and back home

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... stop for breakfast and spend pretty much all day enjoying the stunning views, having a little nap arriving back to a damp and wet Christchurch which is pretty much how we left it.   Have a chilled out night watching the Brothers Grim which was ...

Little Britain, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Little Britain

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Probably my favorite city in New Zealand and it looks just like a small English town, maybe like Cambridge. It also has very similar sounding names like the Avon river and Manchester street. I spent one night here on the Saturday night before going to ...

MPEGS Road trip day 2, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand travel blog

MPEGS Road trip day 2

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today we are up and off at 9am stopping off for a decent breakfast at the café across from the blow holes. We have a long drive ahead of us if we wanna make it to Hanmer Springs in time to hit the thermal pools & spa.   We stop of at various places ...

Baptism by dolphin, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Baptism by dolphin

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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When Cook charted the waters below present day Christchurch, he christened the hilly land Banks Island. His mistake is understandable. The peninsula, named after Cook's famous biologist Sir Joseph Banks, is comprised of two extinct volcanoes. One can ...

Christchurch to Fox Glacier via Arthurs Pass, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch to Fox Glacier via Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Friday Dec 10th - Day 227 After 226 days, we have reached New Zealand, our final destination. As far from home as it gets, but the clock is ticking ever faster. Tiny compared to Australia but bigger than Britain, New Zealands population (3.95m) is ...

Selling the Van, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand travel blog

Selling the Van

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... star, saved us a wad of cash in NZ and then sold in 45 minutes to a german couple at the backpackers car market in christchurch. As soon as they handed us the money we were off into town to buy stuff. Back in hostels again, first thing that hit us ...

Banks Peninsula to Lewis Pass - Day 273, Lewis Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Banks Peninsula to Lewis Pass - Day 273

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... but if the French arrived just a little earlier the south islanders could have been speaking French today. Headed back up to Christchurch and drove north where I joined the Lewis pass road which will take me west to the coast through the northern ...

Finally doing what we are best at - nothing!!!, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Finally doing what we are best at - nothing!!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... which is supposed to be exceptionally beautiful. For now though, we have started travelling around and seeing the sights. After 2 weeks in New Zealand we still had not sighted a single sheep or a mountain! We headed south of Christchurch and as soon as ...

Sleepy Seals, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Sleepy Seals

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... of sperm whales, fur seals, dolphins and cray fish among others. It made sense to follow suit so I booked the Intercity from Christchurch to Kaikoura and arrived at around 6 in the evening. I booked into a hostel called 'The Sleepy Whale' simply because ...

The Canterbury Plains, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

The Canterbury Plains

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... ice cream - I like Hokey Pokey!). A wide range of fruit is also grown here, such as apples, peaches, plums and kiwifruit. The New Zealand dollar is relatively strong here at the moment (about 90 cents CDN), so not that great for us tourists. When I ...

Lake Tekapo - Plenty of Fresh Air, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo - Plenty of Fresh Air

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... back down to the village took us along the shore of Tekapo and passed several herds of sheep. Dan also pointed out a Karearea - a New Zealand falcon - which glided overhead as I leapt for cover! Three and half hours later we had completed the round trip ...

Catching up, St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Catching up

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... , but by the time we got there they were long gone. We kept in touch by email as we had told them we were eventually coming to New Zealand so they said give us a shout before you come and you can stay with us so obviously we did and here we are.   ...

Mistaken Identity, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Mistaken Identity

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Taking Our Time in Sleepy Mount Somers, Mount Somers, New Zealand travel blog

Taking Our Time in Sleepy Mount Somers

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The wide open spaces of the South Island are mind blowing. We cycled for about 30 miles today without coming across a shop. In that time we passed only a few houses and once again there was very little on the road, despite it being an inland main ...

A New England?, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

A New England?

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... 2 nights awaiting my pickup with a tour company called 'Stray', which promises to take me off the beaten track and show me the 'real' New Zealand.. along with the 100 or so others taking the same route! Still, it will be a good way to meet new people ...

The full circle - back in Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

The full circle - back in Christchurch

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Living The Cyclists Dream Down Under, Glentunnel, New Zealand travel blog

Living The Cyclists Dream Down Under

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... days cycling I can remember. Finally back in the saddle, we started our Kiwi adventure with a day made in heaven. The New Zealand great outdoors immediately won us over, this is one seriously beautiful country. It was not a textbook cycle touring start ...

First NZ sheep experience, Akaroa, New Zealand travel blog

First NZ sheep experience

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Real small town Akaroa. What happened so far? I rented a car. I scratched the car parking 30 minutes later. I drove to Akaroa with no further accidents. Akaroa, a proud French stronghold in NZ is a lovely town(y) of few thousand. Great views over the ...

Ski country, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Ski country

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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As we left Christchurch early in the morning the clouds lifted and we were greeted with glorious sunshine. Our route had us heading down the east coast to try and get the best weather and as we hit the coast we were surprised by the sight of huge mountain ...

Getting close to nature, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Getting close to nature

A travel blog entry by vicki

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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. I just did possibly the most amazing thing ever!!! Got up at 5.30 in the morning to go swimming with dolphins. I was cursing my mate Steve, who had booked us in at this ungodly hour of the day (it was still DARK for heaven's ...

1 Night Stopover, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

1 Night Stopover

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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Sorry, this isn't a report on Christchurch. I still can't bring myself to write anything about the most boring city in NZ apart from the fact that it has a 'cathedral' (i.e. a chapel smaller than my fist) and a tram which runs to all the major 'tourist ...

Last day with friends, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Last day with friends

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today is our last day here in Christ Church as we catch a train tomorrow at 7am working our way up to Auckland over the next two days by train & boat.   Today we thought about doing something really touristy like the cable car ride, but if we ...

Having a whale of a time, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Having a whale of a time

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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Best day so far. Had a brilliant day whale watching in the Pacific Ocean off Kaikoura in the South Island. Booked into a lovely little motel overlooking the ocean called The White Morph, proper motel just like you see on the telly. Room v.warm & snug ...

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