Travel Blogs from New Zealand

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Lake Taupo Road Trip, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo Road Trip

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... of Thomas' parents. We had a great night, with a few glasses of wine and hearing lots of stories about their time in New Zealand. Thomas enjoyed getting to catch up with them and talk 'shop' with Sav. We spent the night in their guest house which is ...

Kaikoura Whale Watching, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Kaikoura Whale Watching

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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In July we headed down to Kaikoura for a weekend away and to get out on the whale watching boat. We caught the Bluebridge ferry from Wellington to Picton at the very sociable hour of 3am and tried to convince ourselves that the humming and vibrating of ...

Hogmanay on Waiheke Island, Waiheke Island, New Zealand travel blog

Hogmanay on Waiheke Island

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... Waiheke Island, just out of Auckland. We stocked up on the beers and a bottle of Jack and started drinking in the New Year, an evening that involved smashing oysters open with hammer and chisel, midnight swimming, and putting a plastered joshy woshy (and ...

This place stinks, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

This place stinks

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Coromandel, Hahei, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Ridin' the dunes..., Cape Rienga, New Zealand travel blog

Ridin' the dunes...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Final Destination..., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Final Destination...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... that it was hopeless. This made me appreciate Ketchup more than ever because buses are just an impractical way to travel in New Zealand. After arriving in the City Garden Lodge in the Parnell section of Auckland and relaxing with a proper cup of coffee ...

Kate's Puzzling World of Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Kate's Puzzling World of Wanaka

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... Wanaka region to fill our day. After breakfast in a lay-by by Iron Mountain in which we watched a proverbial flood of New Zealanders (abotu 5 counted) choosing to run the loop around the mountain circuit, we drove through Wanaka twice (wrong directions) ...

Auckland life, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland life

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Day to day life has been ticking along calmly lately and I have got my residency for New Zealand, meaning I don't need to keep applying for work permits. And also meaning I am allowed to leave the country and come back! Being round the other side of the ...

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men..., Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... . 20 seconds later and all was explained. In the middle of nowhere, in the south east corner of the quiet northern island of New Zealand, all of the country had descended on Martinborough (good name for a borough) for a Wine festival. The streets were ...

Goodbye Aus, You'll Miss Me., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye Aus, You'll Miss Me.

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... said goodbye to Perth's great beaches. Goodbye Aus, I'll be back, and mad as hell...for some reason. Our flight to New Zealand went well, I didn't sleep much as I was too excited drawing up battle plans for the invasion and drinking free ...

In Awe of Giants, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

In Awe of Giants

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... fitting as it should be to such a giant of climbing. The museum itself has a few displays on other lesser known New Zealand climbers, and the long history of the famous Hermitage Hotel with very little attributed to Hillary’s antics. ...

A Change of Plan, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

A Change of Plan

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... we were a little bit disappointed at being back in a big city as we have enjoyed the quiet locations around New Zealand. Auckland is the biggest city in the country and the surrounding suburbs take the population of the area to over 1 ...

Organising...and a little bit of socialising!, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Organising...and a little bit of socialising!

A travel blog entry by rich

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I stayed in a different hostel on this visit to Christchurch, as I wasn't overly impressed with Foley Towers last time. The Old Countryhouse was a bit further away from the city centre, but it was a spotless place...and I had a dorm to myself for the ...

Dec 14, 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 14, 2011

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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Dec 18, 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 18, 2011

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Ruminations at the One Month Mark, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Ruminations at the One Month Mark

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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Happy One Month Anniversary of Traveling to Us! Today marks four weeks in New Zealand, and true to the cliche- time flies. We are in Queenstown right now- the "Adventure Capital". There are tons of adventure activities--- skydiving, the worlds' first ...

A sunny day under Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

A sunny day under Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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"Thank you" “Thank you” “Thank you” “Thank you” “Thank you” “Thank you” “Thank you very much” “Thank you” This is the response we received when after the tour guide had ...

Oscar!, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Oscar!

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... of this whole campervan rental process, getting Oscar was a breeze. The same model as Sophie and Basil, Oscar has some extra New Zealand features; insulated curtains, a heater and snow chains. To take the flash-packing dream one step further, this time we ...

Whitianga, Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga, Coromandel

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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After a day of recovery on the 1st January it was another bus ride to Whitianga in the Coromandel region for a few days of camping. The tent and camping gear had become a bit of a burden by this point but we determined to at least get some use out of it ...

"Don't buy pork- they're Jewish."

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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Hello All... Rachel and I have spent the past 5(?) days traveling around the Bay of Plenty region... lots to tell :) We were so happy to leave Auckland on Saturday morning--- not that it's a "bad" city- but it's just a city, and we were anxious ...

Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... over and they'd now landed a lovely house in a lovely town. We started off by going to a pub to watch England vs. New Zealand at rugby. Rob made his loyalties very clear with some very overdramatic celebrations, met with much silence in the rest of ...

The Tongariro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... keeping up with his Scottish character is keen to save and also make use of our tent and his new sleeping bag. Actually camping in New Zealand is probably one of the best ways to see the countryside. DeBretts costs a hefty 10 GBP for us both but itīs ...

Glaciers, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers

A travel blog entry by rich

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... as it was a lovely evening. Both of them agreed that the glaciers were pretty spectacular, and I got the feeling that they liked New Zealand! Well, what's not to like about it? Our time together was passing fast, with only a few days left before I went ...

"you will see us waving from such great heights"

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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We last left off in Taupo, where we were ready to head off to the River Valley Lodge. Monday morning we boarded the bus to Taihape (Tie-happy), with our English friend, Rachel #2. After trying to find a quick remedy for some bus-induced nausea (Jodie ...

Ferry Ride from North to South, Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry Ride from North to South

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... entered the Marlborough Sounds and were swept away by the amazing scenery. It was spectacular with the lush green hills and the sparkling blue sea. The weather was perfect for our trip and it's still one of our favourite days so far in New ...

Spelunking for glowworms, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Spelunking for glowworms

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Today was a great day! Left Rotorua early in the AM and bussed to a little town called Waitomo which is famous for its caves. Our tour stopped here and we had the option to participate in something called black water rafting which I had heard great ...

Another Day, Another Ocean, Kaikoura, New Zealand travel blog

Another Day, Another Ocean

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... been the first time we have managed to catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean; so far on our journey through New Zealand we have mainly followed the Tasman Sea.  Kaikoura is famous for whale/dolphin watching, however we decided not do ...

Jade Country, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Jade Country

A travel blog entry by rich

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I arrived at Birdsong on Sunday afternoon, a beautiful cosy backpackers just 2km outside of Hokitika. The place was bright and cheery, with huge paintings of native birds on the walls. It really did feel like a home, especially as the log fire roared ...

Dunes, Farewell Spit, New Zealand travel blog

Dunes

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... grassy banks and wait for them to pass. It wouldn’t take that long would it?? Never underestimate how many sheep there are in New Zealand….I think all 40 million of them passed us. It took about 45 minutes for every last one of them to pass ...

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