Travel Blogs from Christchurch, New Zealand

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Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphin Encounter

A travel blog entry by hils

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I had an overnight stop in Kaikoura where I had an early night as I had to get up at 5am to go swimming with the dolphins. After climbing into my wetsuit and flippers I boarded the boat. The sea was quite rough, a large swell but thankfully I didn't ...

The tomfoolery of the dolphins, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

The tomfoolery of the dolphins

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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So after saying goodbye to my wonderful temporary family and home in Christchurch, we left for Kaikoura in the early morning. I've been doing my best all week to make sure I was first on the list for an activity I've been really looking forward to for a ...

Rock and Food Formations, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Rock and Food Formations

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... , so our late morning start for the west coast drifts into an afternoon departure while we wait for a tow truck. West of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains must be the largest gathering of flat land in the country. We pass miles of farmland, the Southern ...

People People, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

People People

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... project while Bas shoots off all over the South Island guiding small groups on biking tours around the more breathtaking parts of New Zealand. Incidentally, he's six foot five and has those long, powerful legs that could propel you anywhere in an ...

Thar' She Blows, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Thar' She Blows

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... was pretty great: there was a live commentary from the conductor, and it was incredibly scenic. That's one thing I really like about New Zealand: since it's so small, during the two hours we were on the train we went through mountains and over plains, ...

Playing Catch-up, Kaiapoi, New Zealand travel blog

Playing Catch-up

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... call. I can't begin to describe their reaction when Sinead told them she'd extended her flight 'again'. Following a quick visit in Christchurch to catch up with a few emails, we headed slightly North to a small town called Kaiapoi, for no other reason ...

Taking a Big Warm Bath with a Bunch of Strangers, Ealing, New Zealand travel blog

Taking a Big Warm Bath with a Bunch of Strangers

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... wet and being cooled by the breeze. Afterward we hit the road again and just drove the rest of the day. We had went up north of Christchurch to just do the two towns and then our plan was to go south and back up north on the south island by the west coast ...

Another Stop, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Another Stop

A travel blog entry by hils

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... like Christchurch, but so far it's been my favourite city in New Zealand. Most of the people I met there were either just arriving in New Zealand or leaving, apart from me. The first day it poured with rain so I stayed in most of the day. Day 2 was ...

Damo!, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Damo!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... . Not only was it a celebration of the beginning of the campervan era, but it was also Alex's last night in Christchurch, so she was due a good send off. The sun was glorious this afternoon and after finishing the dodgy, conspicuous transactions with ...

Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Lake Tekapo was just a stop off point for us on the way to Queenstown. Arrived in the evening, cooked up some of Frank Royston's eggs and hit the sack fairly early. Lakeside Backpackers was where we stayed. Really nice and cosy with a fabulous view ...

Greymouth to Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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Land of the Long White Cloud, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Land of the Long White Cloud

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... flight at 9am on Air New Zealand, making sure we used our "frequent flyer cards". Once on the plane we found out that the Air New Zealand crew had just called a strike so we were lucky to get on board and go. We landed in Christchurch, NZ time of 2pm ...

Methven - Blown Out, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Methven - Blown Out

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... to the urge for a short siesta before we ventured out to eat and watch the first semi-final of the Rugby World Cup (Australia v New Zealand). There are in fact only two pubs in Methven, imaginatively named 'The Blue Pub' (which is blue) and 'The Brown ...

Getting on Wel-sh, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Getting on Wel-sh

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Kiwi Senta, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi Senta

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Go East, Young Man, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Go East, Young Man

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Honest Steve's Car Lot, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Honest Steve's Car Lot

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Czech Mate, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Czech Mate

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Off the Shelf, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Off the Shelf

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... enough time to feel its presence. What was strange for me was that I'd previously passed through Kaikoura with my folks just after the New Year, as we drove from Nelson down the East Coast to Akaroa. I don't know why but yesterday it felt very ...

In Stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

In Stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Tranz Alpine, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Tranz Alpine

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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************************************* Thursday 18th December - Sunday 28th December Spent Christmas in Christchurch which is just a great place to chill out in the parks and cafes. Went on the Tranz Alpine return trip to Greymouth and spent a couple ...

Christchurch in a Flash, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch in a Flash

A travel blog entry by bowney

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We arrived in Christchurch....and made our way ...

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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Screams in Okains, Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Screams in Okains

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... cautiously as I didn't want unnecessary negative thoughts to ruin the trek. I'd being doing well with the heights thing so far in New Zealand and wanted to move forwards, not backwards. As I got to the other side, the feelings subsided and I carried on ...

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 ...

Christchurch - Just Like Being Back Home, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch - Just Like Being Back Home

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... managed to lighten our wallets quite so much in the process, we wandered into town (it seems a little exaggerated to describe Christchurch as a city!) to take advantage of the gloriously sunny afternoon. Having decided to hire a rowing boat, we set off ...

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 ...

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